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Kellogg Pilot Plant Manager in MANCHESTER, United Kingdom


Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth andinnovation.

As the number one most trusted food and drink brand in the UK and the 3rd most reputable food and drink brand in Europe we have much to be proud of. We have a huge portfolio of over 1,600 tasty foods which includes iconic brands such as Corn Flakes, Special K, Pringles, and Crunchy Nut.

We also believe that ourcompetitive advantage comes from our people. We say it often, because it istrue. Our K Values are part of our DNA -we are a company with a heart and soul,and our people care just as much. Our talented teams are encouraged to bring their best selves to work each day.

We are also hugely committed to the communities that we work in and strive to give back as our founder did - you’ll see this in the school breakfast clubs programme and volunteering activities that we encourage all our employees to participate in.

A career with us is exciting. Our modern and collaborative workspace and inclusive culture at our offices in Media City Manchester reflects that.

Apply and come join our team!


Have you dreamt of developing an exciting career within a global company?

A company that has a focus on innovation leadership among its well-loved brands, driven by genuine consumer insights?

If you believe, you can help to strengthen the current R&D team that supports the Kellogg’s European business then see if you have the talents that we are looking for. You will operate in a collaborative culture ensuring the future success of the business is delivered by managing a fit for purpose pilot plant and a team of technicians to help the team deliver on all food and process initiatives.


‘We are thedesigners and innovators that will transform Kellogg’s ….by doing different,harnessing technical mastery and one team thinking …. Bring alive the art ofpossible’

As the Pilot Plant Manager, you will be responsible for all Pilot Plant operations on site to ensure that R&D pilot activities within the facility achieve quality, safety, and delivery targets.

You will be responsible for supporting the R&D Productivity & Network Operations Director in ensuring the necessary procedures, processes, facilities and equipment are in place, together with appropriate technical staff training in order that the function and its facilities continue to meet with the business needs and to appropriate internal and external standards.

This role requires knowledge and experience of production management, team leadership, maintenance project management, EHS management, GMP compliance, and continuous improvement tools, ensuring all appropriate resources are focused on the delivery of the R&D project goals. The role would suit someone with a process or plant operations background having an interest in running product development trials requiring frequent changes to process conditions and equipment set up.

The role is to provide compliance, excellence and innovation to speed the delivery of innovative products to market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all pilot plantoperations by ensuring all products are manufactured in accordance withquality standards and to an agreed schedule.

  • Managing a team of 4, holdingregular 1-2-1 sessions, team meetings and investing in their development.

  • Responsible for ensuring all pilotplant operations are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance withcompany policies.

  • Ensures and maintains safe,compliant, audit ready pilot plants.

  • Empowers the pilot plant team totake ownership for their work processes and improvement plans, to be fullyautonomous to ensure KPI targets are achieved.

  • Accountable for ensuring sufficientand flexible work processes are developed in conjunction with R&Dleadership team and then implemented flawlessly throughout pilot plant.

  • Provides support for the provisionand maintenance of a safe, compliant formulation facility for R&Dactivities.

  • Procedure management (e.g. SOPs),training strategy and implementation for the pilot plant team

  • Leads and manages the trainingprogram of pilot plant personnel and the food and packaging designers toensure appropriate skills are available for current and new projects.

  • Links in with the R&D leaderson company strategy to ensure fit for purpose Pilot Plant


At Kellogg’s we want self-motivated people who are passionate about food to help us grow our business and build on our successful heritage. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Process or plant operations background or background in running pilot plants within the food industry

  • Basic technical knowledge of food development

  • Passion for creative product development and industrial experience in the food sector

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment

  • Show flexibility in the face of changing work demands

  • Able to develop and apply process understanding in troubleshooting activities

  • Hold basic IT skills

  • Show high levels of proactivity and a desire to drive results whilst keeping the consumer at the heart of what we do


  • Based at Manchester Plant UK with occasional European travel.

  • May require working outside of normal business hours including weekends and shift work

  • Operation of process equipment is necessary

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site.


The Growth Competencies are a set of skills and behaviours necessary to drive success for Kellogg and for our employees. They are a common guide to selecting the right talent, developing our people & unlocking high performance across the Company. To gather more detail about the behaviours you will need to demonstrate across our leadership competencies, based on the role and responsibilities of this posting, please click here to find out more about our Growth Competencies model [link to


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Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact

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“Our diversity strengthens us – our inclusion advances us”

Title: Pilot Plant Manager

Location: UK-North West England-Manchester

Requisition ID: RES001039

Job Function: Research and Development

Job Type: Executive

Closing Date: Nov 30, 2019, 4:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No