Quality Materials Manager, Open to flexibility

Manchester, North West England
01 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Quality Materials Manager, Open to flexibility

At Kellogg's we have a vision of enriching and delighting the world through foods and brands that matter; with the purpose of nourishing families so that they can flourish and thrive. 

Operating in more than 180 countries, across 6 continents, with dedication and passion from each and every one of our 30,000 employees, we are extremely proud of our ever growing portfolio of over 1,600 food products, which include iconic brands such as Pringles, Frosties and Corn Flakes.

Join our team of Quality Materials Manager by ensuring the materials supplier's compliance with Kellogg quality and Food Safety standards. You will develop, implement and maintain material specifications, quality programs and vendor relationships including approvals. Also, you will manage quality and food safety ingredient issues with suppliers for assigned categories of materials.


  • Responsible of the supplier and materials approval process by reviewing the food safety and quality attributes of new materials/supplier sites;
  • Materials contact for all Kellogg Europe facilities in regards to overall ingredient quality, specification variations and food safety issues for assigned categories;
  • Compliance of specifications and food safety. Involved in cost/quality relationships with Procurement, R&D, Kellogg facilities and the supplier;
  • Solicits feedback from the plants to conduct ongoing performance evaluation of existing suppliers. Based on plant feedback, coordinates resolution of ingredient issues with suppliers;
  • Keeps informed on the safety and regulatory compliance of ingredients and potential contaminants;
  • Assesses risks and, using technical expertise and knowledge of Kellogg business, notifies appropriate senior management and technical personnel of potential issues prior to their occurrence;
  • Maintains accurate and up to date material and supplier information;
  • Works with suppliers on root cause analysis and ensures execution of corrective action/preventive action plan;
  • Works with Auditing Team to drive suppliers to understand, comply with K expectations and drive improvement.


  • B.S. and relevant experience, M.S., or college level courses in Food Science/ Grain Science/ Food Technology Microbiology / Chemistry;
  • The incumbent should have knowledge and ability to understand food law, food technology, food chemistry, microbiology, cereal science and agricultural practice;
  • The incumbent should possess leadership and communication skills, and diplomacy that will promote good relations with suppliers, Procurement & management;
  • This individual must be able to function effectively as a project manager, planner, coordinator, and communicator;
  • Fluent English – verbal & written, Dutch is a plus.


 Moderate travel is required to location that you are assigned to work with, mobility is a key for future career development.

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

Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible. 

The Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 

Kellogg is proud to offer employees true flexibility: our people benefit from flexi-time and flexi-leave (this could mean an extra 6 days per year!), childcare vouchers through our award winning CornFlex benefits system and many other great flexible options. We are happy to talk about your flexibility needs during the recruitment process. We’re not just a flexible company, we’re a family.  

Job Function: Quality

Primary Location: UK-North West England-Manchester

Other Locations: BE-VBR-Leuven

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Sep 21, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No