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Kellogg Lead Application Developer in Oak Brook, Illinois

Lead Application Developer

As the Lead Application Developer in Oak Brook / Naperville, IL, or Battle Creek, MI, you will be responsible for the application development and delivery of Information Technology projects on a global scale at Kellogg Company. This involves (but is not limited to) planning & driving the successful execution of define, design, develop, test, and deployment activities, before a seamless transition to Sustainment (our “business as usual” team). You will partner with internal Kellogg business groups and external vendor partners to successfully deliver business and technology projects.

Location: This role can be virtual / remote in IL or MI. Eventually, when our corporate offices reopen, this role will be in the Oak Brook/Naperville, IL, office or Battle Creek, MI, office 50% of the time.


  • Project Engagement: The Lead Application Developer, defines the solution building activities and identifying the end-to-end solution integrations, and working with cross-functional teams to deliver the project and programs.

  • Project Build and Delivery: You will build, develop and deliver initiative solutions by working with external vendors, consultants, and your hands-on development skills. You will be responsible for project planning, solution delivery, and providing accurate time estimations. You will ensure projects are completed on time, to spec, and in the budget through using architectural and program management gathering criteria.

  • Cross-Functional Partnering: You will be working with Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, Business Relationship Managers & Subject Matter Experts to deliver on business applications. You will use Kellogg tools and methods teams to ensure all deliverables are completed satisfactorily through the coordination of robust testing activity.



  • High School Diploma with extensive experience

  • Programming experience in BW

  • Experience with Enterprise Reporting and Planning software (including experience with SAP Business Warehouse, Business Objects, and/or Business Planning and Consolidations)

  • Extensive knowledge of the SAP Ecosystem

  • Experience delivering large, global IT solutions, acting as delivery lead, working with consultants

  • Ability to build effective working relations across multiple cultures and geographies at all levels of the organization.

  • Experience delivering through and managing external vendors

  • Ability to self-start and project management with minimal supervision

  • Project budget management experience

  • Effective Communication Skills

    Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field

  • Experience in HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud Platform

  • Experience in DevOps model

  • Experience working in the Consumer-Packaged Goods Industry

  • SAP BW Certification

  • PMP Certification

  • Agile or Waterfall Certification


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    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.

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