Kellogg Senior Maintenance Manager in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

In the role of Senior Maintenance Manager at our Memphis plant, you will play a crucial part in identifying and delivering programs & processes essential to our plant operations. As part of the Senior Leadership team for one of our largest manufacturing facilities, you will plan and execute the maintenance of site-wide equipment that supports the plant producing great food at a low cost. Managing and developing your team to provide a strong commitment to our strategic goals will be important to succeed together.

Want to come be a part of The Breakfast Club? Join our leading mascot, Tony the Tiger, at our Memphis facility, where we make one of our iconic cereal brands, Frosted Flakes! Since we opened 60 years ago, we’ve been the largest producer of this Kellogg favorite. We boast a world class safety record and a tenured, knowledgeable work force. Come play an important role in making G-r-r-reat food and bring out your tiger!


  • Maintenance Reliability – We believe in continuous improvement and strengthening our operations each and every day. You will be working collaboratively with the Maintenance and Operations teams to ensure resources are effectively focused on increasing reliability. You will also work closely with capital project teams to ensure maintenance and reliability are integrated into capital projects. You will be identifying, implementing and documenting maintenance and reliability best practices. Financial success is also important as you will be developing and managing the departmental budget.

  • Strategic Thinking – Having an Owner’s Mindset and Agility is key to your success! You will use strong problem solving skills and root cause analysis to resolve and mitigate maintenance issues. You will be in charge of planning, scheduling, and executing planned and predictive maintenance activities. It’s important that you have a firm focus around the development of the maintenance area’s short-term and long-term strategic vision. And lastly, safety is at the cornerstone of what we do, so plan on supporting the safety programs across the site and establishing consistent benchmarks.

  • People Management – You will be a leader that others will rely on. You will be supervising Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Planning, and any Maintenance purchasing or store personnel. You will be responsible for crewing the department and shift scheduling. You will be accountable to driving skills training, utilizing your resources to ensure your workforce is maintained at a high level.



  • HS Diploma/GED and extensive experience in a manufacturing setting with operations supervision and/or management experience

  • Proven track record establishing Safety Programs for Maintenance teams that have consistently delivered benchmark results.

  • Ability to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders across the operation to ensure improved collaboration and deliver results

  • Proven track record developing winning teams

  • Project Management skills

  • Ability to manage budgets of $5MM and above.

  • Ability to manage well in a complex, high volume, high paced, changing environment Proven technical mastery in maintenance systems, programs, and budgeting practices.

  • Proven problems solving and root cause analysis skills

  • Experience participating in lean manufacturing events and managing lean projects

Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and extensive experience in a manufacturing setting with operations supervision and/or management experience

  • Experience implementing best in class maintenance programs and strategies (TPM, RCM, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance)

  • Familiarity with working on packaging machines, a background in processing

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry

  • Experience within an Unionized environment

  • Experience in a department or plant turnaround situation


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:

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This role requires the ability to work on flexible shifts periodically during weekends and holidays. 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 for English or this Link at for Spanish.

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Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Senior Maintenance Manager

Location: USA-TN-Memphis

Requisition ID: MAN006276

Job Function: Manufacturing

Job Type: Professional

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

Relocation Assistance: Yes