Kellogg Culinary Business Development Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois
In this role of Culinary Business Development Manager you will grow with us as you provide strategic Culinary Leadership to Commercial Restaurant Chains, Partner with Kellogg’s Specialty Channel Cross Functional Stakeholders - Marketing, R&D and Insights, by prioritizing and directing activities and engaging with external Culinary Resources to execute projects in order to leverage the influence of Food Trends, Ingredients, Concepts and Application. Lead with us as you are exposed to a vast array of National Restaurant Chain Operators and Consumers. Innovate with us as you Brand Build in the Commercial sector through the integration of Culinary Arts and leveraging the discipline of Culinology, to lead product activation, drive customer support, back-of-house ease and elevate awareness, maintain and evolve Culinary Culture in the Company.This role provides an excellent opportunity for exposure across all levels of the organization.
We are passionate about our brands, business and our outstanding food. Are you ready to leave your footprint (or as Tony would say “paw print”) with an industry leader? Are you a foodie, who loves to try new foods from different cultures, and refuse to settle for mediocre products? We need you!
HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Culinary Engagement (60%)
Working directly Chef-to-Chef with Restaurant Chain’s Culinary Teams to ideate concepts creations leveraging Kellogg brands while delivering back-of-house solutions
Planning and leading Culinary Presentation and Tours for Top-to-Top Meetings, Customer Meetings and Growth Summits
Planning and Executing Subjective, Inspirational Culinary Explorations
Interacting, Maintaining and Employing External Network of Culinary Resources and be the facilitator and primary point of contact for surveys, inquiries and project engagement.
Partnering with the Culinary Capabilities within our Vendors.
Culinary Activation (25%)
Partnering with Consumer Insights and Brand Marketing Team and translate their learnings into actionable culinary design sessions and protocepting.
Receiving and prioritizing requests from Channel Marketing and Brand Activation Teams
Planning and leading recipe development for Commercial Chain’s Customers to drive sales, incremental revenue along with operational efficiencies
Leading, Planning and Executing Objective, Project Specific Culinary, Ideations and Immersions with National Restaurant Chains
Providing Culinary Resources for Foodservice Industry Relations
Prioritizing and leading Culinary Resources for KSC growth and innovation planning activities
Culinary Insights & Knowledge Transfer (10%)
Developing, Implementing and Documenting Culinary Gold Standard Prototypes, Recipes and Formulas
Developing systems to prevent or minimize waste and loss of equipment
Culinary Culture and Skills Development (5%)
Planning and leading regular culinary learning sessions for fundamental and advanced skills, cultural emersions and trends presentations
Mentoring and tutoring food scientists and technologists that are pursuing Certification as Culinary Scientists
Training and developing staff / interns
YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Formal, Culinary Arts Training or significant work experience
Culinary creativity and menu writing abilities
Excellent knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentations
A thorough knowledge of food preparation and presentation
Strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to Lead and Influence Food Preparations and Presentations
Experience with purchasing and maintaining inventory levels
Proficient in menu development, cost controls, purchasing and inventory
Ability to get along well with others, to demonstrate flexibility and patience, to work as a member of a team
Positively behaving in a respectful and mentoring manner consistent with our core values
Bachelor Degree, Major in Culinary
Extensive fine dining and catering expertise
Commercial Restaurant Chain R&D and Culinary relationships and influencing
ServSafe® certification is a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications and an operating knowledge of food management systems
It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on one of the links below:
KelloggK-Values at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html
New Hire Benefits Guide at http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/
KelloggStories and News at http://newsroom.kelloggcompany.com/
THE FINER PRINT
This position requires extensive travel, up to 50% depending on geography and customer base.
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 https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-VerifyParticipationPoster_ES.pdf .
GROW With Us.
Title: Culinary Business Development Manager
Requisition ID: RES001100
Job Function: Research and Development
Job Type: Professional
Closing Date: Feb 12, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
Relocation Assistance: No