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Kellogg Lead Product Development Scientist in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

Join our research and development team as a Lead Product Development Scientist/Food Designer! We want your expertise to manage and lead significant complex technical programs and projects to develop and introduce new products from ideation through scale-up and improve product quality, productivity and capacity in our Morningstar Farms Veggie business. Engage with us as you impact our success as a technical resource to various functions within the company and provide high impact support to project teams. Innovate with us as you develop and refine food process technology from idea generation through proof of concept to commercialization.

As you assume the role of innovator, project leader, and technical problem solver you will use your seasoned experience and team up with cross-functional partners to provide timely and cost effective new innovation and renovation to drive growth.


  • Drive Business Growt h – Creation and coordination of plant-based meat analogue projects while providing general direction to assigned cross-functional teams in executing projects

  • Leadership – Demonstrating personal capabilities as a Project Manager, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator, and Technical Expert in executing projects

  • What’s Trending? – an innovative mindset in discovery, advancement, and evaluation of new technologies in food/process research and development, and have a significant impact on new products, improved products and increased efficiency on meat analogue processes

  • Innovation/Creativity – to provide innovative, timely, and cost-effective improvements, concepts, developments, or scientific insight and understanding with respect to new or existing Morningstar Farms products or processes

  • Technical Expertise - Use your leadership and expertise within the department as an expert in a specific discipline who keeps current with the latest developments and technology through investigation, training, and communication within that discipline



  • Owner’s mindset and entrepreneurial spirit!

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in science or engineering or related field and extensive relevant experience

  • Proven track record of leadership, business acumen, communication skills, and diplomacy in building strong relationships with management and peers and in the effective execution of projects.

  • Project Management expertise to manage several sustaining and transforming projects (product relocations, flavor extensions, renovations, new products, value transformation savings, or moderate capital projects)

Bonus Points:

  • Your experience in ingredients, flavors and emerging technologies development in food industries will be an asset here!

  • Expertise in food preservation

  • Deep understanding protein and of amino acid chemistry

  • Experience in meat science

  • Expertise in food preservation

  • Proven ability to build and leverage external partnerships and technology programs and translate emerging technologies to innovative food design solutions

  • MSc in Food Science or related discipline or PhD in Food Science or related discipline with significant relevant work experience in a related role


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This role requires travel and flexibility in your schedule since you will have the ability to travel 50-70 % of the time to domestic testing and manufacturing facilities. International travel required on rare occasion.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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 at for English or this Link at for Spanish.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Lead Product Development Scientist

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: RES001090

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Feb 8, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes