Date:  Nov 30, 2023
Job Req ID:  16404
Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  CA
State:  ON
City:  Mississauga
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Lead Application Developer


Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals, as a Lead Application Developer, in an environment where you can learn, grow, and be an integral part of creating innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries. We are looking for someone to join our team in Mississauga, Ontario.


At the heart of the Kellanova Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe.



A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing   


  • Application Standardization and Governance - You will drive the evolution and standardization of the manufacturing applications and IT technology landscape needed to run and support Kellanova North America and Global manufacturing operations.  As a subject matter expert across the full breadth of manufacturing application technologies (not limited to but including MES, Data collection, materials management, quality management, EH&S, production order management, finance, maintenance management, labor management, analytics, etc.) you will set the application foundation and roadmap for the 21st century in Kellanova’s manufacturing plants.
  • Business Analysis and Solution Design – Partnering with manufacturing leadership, engineering, and overall IT, you will lead requirements gathering, solutions assessments, technology evaluations and systems design to meet the evolving landscape of Kellanova manufacturing operations. A key outcome from these systems will be the collection, harmonization, and aggregation of critical operational data enabling analytics and insights driving performance improvements at the operation, plant and corporate levels.
  • Thought Leadership – Identify and drive the next generation of value creating IT technologies and applications across manufacturing.  This includes evaluating, developing and implementing new solutions leveraging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, advanced analytics, IIOT sensors, AR/VR, enabling the future of higher performing manufacturing operations.

Your Recipe for Success


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Experience in CPG is an asset.
  • Experience with Data Historians (Preferably OSI PI and/or GE Proficy) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Technologies is required.
  • Experience in integration with Manufacturing Operations Technologies-OT (PLCs, Scada, OPC servers, etc).
  • Experience in systems analysis, design, and development following a structured methodology (waterfall, Agile, etc.). As well as experience with organizational change management.
  • Desirable experience in developing, implementing and/or creating interfaces with an ERP system such as SAP, in Manufacturing with modules such as MM, PP/PI, QM, FI, PM, xMII
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to connect at all levels of the organization.
  • A history of being a self-starter, innovative and creating success in ambiguous situations, driving results through influence and a passion for excellence
  • Travel up to 25%

What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellanova interview.


If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please email


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellanova’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants.


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment