Date:  Jan 30, 2024
Job Req ID:  15218
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Job Type:  Remote

Title:  KWS Technical Center Element Lead


At WK Kellogg Co, we exist to create joy and connection to inspire Gr-r-reat days. We believe that doing good is always good for business and we have stood for this since Kellogg Company was founded more than 117 years ago. We are passionate about doing our part to make nutritious foods, create social connectivity and respect natural resources. Together, these actions create positive progress for people and the planet – today and for years to come. We have big plans for how we are going to accomplish this, and we would love for you to join us in this effort.


As a Engineering and Technical Continuous Improvement Lead, you will define and lead the implementation of Continuous Improvement Technical Center strategy and processes within the Kellogg network.

 As a part of the great Kellogg community, you will have the opportunity to be involved in much more than your day-to-day responsibilities. Our culture is full of fun, flexibility, and teams that are playing to win.

This role will support WK Kellogg Co., a leading food company in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean with a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands




  • Technical Center Element Leadership – As a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for our project and technology systems and tools, you will work with the WK Kellogg community to make improvements, reduce loss, and reapply best-in-class practices.  Making an impact on every project or technical process across each of our global sites.
  • Developing Process - Defining WK Kellogg current best approaches to be used in each plant to reduce project and ongoing production risks. These processes will drive operational savings and plant reliability across our sites as we eliminate losses. This role will also ensure our work processes link seamlessly to other Centers of Excellence like Reliability Management, Autonomous Maintenance, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Quality Food Safety (QFS).
  • Building a Community - Sponsoring Communities of Practice (CoPs) to identify needs and jointly drive continuous improvement.
  • Facilitating Across the Technical Center – Partnering with other Technical Center Element and Regional leads to lead critical enabling. Element leads take a key facilitation role across many of our sub-teams to tie the efforts and magnify the impact.




  • High School Diploma or GED plus extensive related experience like Project Management, developing, deploying, owning processes, cross functional and/or regional programs, plant engineering and/or plant maintenance
  • Engineering or manufacturing experience to understand connections with areas like procurement, RM, AM, Leadership Center, People Center, Facilities, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication skills, and the ability to influence across levels and areas of the business
  • Experience in technology or methodology trends across the industry
  • Up to 50% travel is required (more during initial deployment and less once the program is more mature)
  • Ability to manage challenges with global program deployment in multiple regions, time zones, cultures, and languages.


Compensation Insights:

Salary Range:   $123,000.00-$154,000.00

Annual Bonus Percentage Target: 20%


At WK Kellogg Co, our success depends on our most vital asset — our people. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with benefits and programs that support your Total Health and your journey to be and feel your best — physically, financially, emotionally, and socially. Our benefit offerings include::

  • Healthcare coverage, including vision and dental.
  • Savings and Investments contributions and match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life and AD&D insurance coverage

Our comprehensive and competitive benefits not only deliver value to you and your family, but also offer choice to meet your unique needs and knowledge to empower confident decision-making.




At WK Kellogg Co, we bring our best to everyone, every day through our trusted foods and brands. Our journey began in 1894, when our founder W.K. Kellogg reimagined the future of food with the creation of Corn Flakes, changing breakfast forever. Since then, we have embraced the same spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in everything we do, channeling our founder’s passion and commitment to creating high quality and delicious products while fostering communities. Our iconic brand portfolio includes Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, Kashi, Special K, Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini Wheats, and Bear Naked. With a presence in the majority of households across North America, our brands play a key role in enhancing the lives of millions of consumers every day, promoting a strong sense of physical, emotional and societal wellbeing. Our beloved brand characters, including Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, represent our deep connections with the consumers and communities we serve. For more information, visit 

WK Kellogg Co is proud to offer industry competitive benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!

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






The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


WK Kellogg Co 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 US applicants:

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.

Let’s create gr-r-reat days, WK Kellogg Co Recruitment


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Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo