Date:  Nov 16, 2023
Job Req ID:  15869
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  GA
City:  Rome
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Manufacturing Reliability, Site Resource


If you are a leader, self-driver, nimble thinker, and love to take an active approach in positive change, we need you.  Some of the key responsibilities you will have are to drive overall plant efficiency to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), deliver cost savings through building capability in lean methodologies, and putting your continuous improvement mindset to work. Add your snap, crackle, and pop to our winning culture in Rome! 


As a Continuous Improvement Resource on the Kellanova manufacturing team, we want you to take a new approach to what otherwise might be the status quo.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Tools for Success - Leverage KWS strategic methodologies, systems, and tools, such as Autonomous Maintenance, problem-solving, process mapping, and loss analysis to drive results of key KPI's for the site. Deliver robust and effective presentations, using your communication skills to be a change agent.
  • Drive Change with Continuous Improvement Efforts- Execute cost savings projects that successfully deliver results. Identifying process inefficiencies and sources of loss, championing KWS systems and tools to drive out loss. Coaching supervisors and frontline employees building capabilities within the KWS environment. Support cost savings ideation sessions, applying diagnostics to understand and drive root cause analysis of the source of loss.
  • Strategize to Win - Continually collaborating with hourly and salary personnel to identify and troubleshoot chronic losses utilizing data analysis and root cause problem-solving techniques.
  • Impact Results - Utilizing KWS systems and tools to deliver a reduction in source of loss and driving out inefficiencies within the manufacturing process.
  • Empower Efficiency with a New Angle - Transform manufacturing capabilities working with frontline personnel to identify and implement appropriate CLs and CILs for key pieces of equipment. Conducting health checks on programs and systems to ensure they are meeting KWS standards of excellence.
  • Empower Teams - Provide training for operations, leadership, and plant associates on KWS methodologies, systems, and tools. Supporting plant implementation of AM and RM by developing capability in operations and support teams. 

Your Recipe for Success

  • HS Diploma/GED and experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Exceptional ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams across all levels of the organization while multi-tasking and prioritizing requests from multiple sources.
  • Proven experience leading continuous improvement projects (Lean, TPM, Six Sigma, KWS, IWS, HPO)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, business, or related field preferred.
  • Food Manufacturing experience.
  • Previous experience driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • A passion for improvement and thinking outside the box.
  • Strong desire and drive to be a change agent.

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 


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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.     


Ready to Taste the Future of Food?   

-Kellanova Recruitment 

Nearest Major Market: Rome