Kellogg Sr. Category Manager, Procurement - Cocoa/Chocolate in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

As a Senior Category Manager – Procurement at Kellogg, you will have the opportunity to lead the sourcing strategy development and execution for a Global category. Plus, you’ll use your innovative thinking and negotiating skills to support and achieve top line growth while maximizing value to Kellogg. In this role we are looking for a strategic thinker with a drive for success who plays to win in the category management space; if this sounds like you, great!

We are committed to continue shaping the future of our industry. We look forward to forging new paths and inspire new thinking, because we believe in helping people, striving for a better, brighter future. We focus on those with an entrepreneurial spirit and owner’s mindset as the key to success!


  • Category Strategy & Execution – You’ll develop Category strategies by interacting with key stakeholders, and applying a lens on the category with a focus on future state. You’ll execute the strategy by engaging with internal cross-functional partners, and building relationships with external suppliers and industry experts while adhering to current processes and recommending improvements to standard processes.

  • Focus on Cost Reduction – In this role, you will achieve significant negotiated savings year over year cost reductions while maintaining and improving product quality and supplier service levels. You will achieve cash flow improvement targets while budgeting and forecasting for the category. You will also develop cost reduction strategies and regional implementation plans.

  • Top Line Growth – You will support top line growth via Innovation, Design to Value initiatives and delivery of unique and sensitive raw materials.

  • Supplier Relationship Management – You will support the overall program and lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for selected categories. Also, you will negotiate tolling agreements across supply base for manufacturing conversions using best in class tools such as Cleansheeting and robust strategic sourcing methods. Finally, you will negotiate commodities with supply base, maximizing the value for Kellogg.


Required :

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • We are looking for someone with experience in Procurement:

  • Strategic sourcing, market analysis, long-term strategy development, risk management, negotiations, supplier selection and management, innovation, operations, cost reductions and cash flow.

  • Project Management Skills: manage multiple priorities, strong verbal and written communication plus analytical skillset.

Bonus Points :

  • Master’s Degree or MBA? Great, we’ll help you put those skills to work!

  • Have you worked in Consumer Goods or Food? Great!

  • If you have experience in Commodity Trading, that is a plus.

  • Experience in Cocoa/Chocolate is a plus.


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:

  • Kellogg K-Values at

  • New Hire Benefits Guide at


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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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Sr. Category Manager, Procurement - Cocoa/Chocolate

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: PRO000110

Job Function: Procurement

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Dec 1, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes