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Kellogg Innovation Marketing Director - Natural & Insurgent in Solana Beach, California

Our Natural and Insurgent (N&I) Category is one of the largest of its kind in the industry, with brands that have a shared mission to promote health and wellness. We create real foods from great ingredients made by incredible people. If you believe that food should do more, that it has the power to create positive change in ourselves and the world around us, and if you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, servant mindset, and like to win…we want to hear from you!

As Innovation Marketing Director, you’ll be leading a five-person team to deliver our new product strategy across the portfolio of brands: RXBAR, Kashi, Bear Naked, and Pure Organic. You’re the kind of person who wants to create the future and has several examples of vision casting, mobilizing a team, and bringing new ideas to market that deliver tangible results.

You look for ways to strengthen the organization by being a point of inspiration for Food Culture, Wellness Trends, and have a healthy obsession for creating an environment that generates ideas grounded in Strategy. If this sounds interesting, this is a great opportunity for a curious mind to stay stimulated.


  • Deliver the Results – Deliver breakthrough, sustainable innovation. Pushes beyond the status quo. Anchors in strategy, prioritizing resources, and manages plant trial funds accordingly.

  • Strengthen the Organization – Coach and Develop high-performing marketing talent on the Innovation team to achieve professional growth. Mobilize cross-functional teams, fuel a food culture and wellness trends.

  • Be Strategic and Analytical – Insights and data-driven. Capable of contributing at the strategic level and willing to help at the tactical level. Consumer-centric and naturally curious with a sense for solving problems that others may not realize exist.

  • Create the Future – Shape a new product pipeline and foundational strategies for the next 3 plus years to ensure the long-term health of our brands.



  • Strong knowledge of CPG marketing fundamentals

  • Strong project management & cross-functional team building

  • Strong leadership & communication skills, both written and verbal plus the ability to perceive and present information both analytically and creatively, to all levels of the organization

  • A strong strategic mindset that translates to business results

  • A track record of creative drive and a passion for nurturing great ideas that cut through the clutter to bring a fresh take to the market

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization to deliver results

  • Nielsen/IRI/SPINs or similar market analysis database to drive business decisions and generate insights to understand consumer behavior

  • Strong knowledge of insights, ROI, RGM, P&L

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, a servant mindset and a passion for winning

  • Belief in the power of food to make a positive change in people and the world around us

    This role reports to the Vice President of Marketing for our Natural and Insurgent category.


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    This role will work from our Solana Beach, CA office. 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 ( for English or this Link ( for Spanish.

    Kellogg’s Natural and Insurgent Category is a collection of delicious, and wholesome brands, and our belief is that business can be a positive force for good. We incubate and scale wellness trends and our dream is to make it possible for people everywhere to embrace natural healthy living Our dynamic portfolio of brands includes Kashi, Bear Naked, Pure Organic, RXBAR, joybol, and Leaf Jerky . Behind these brands, we have products in ten grocery categories. We love ingredients, taste and the undeniable fact that good food makes you feel, well, good. And that fuels our relentless desire to make a difference in everything we do.

    Let’s create the future of food

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