Senior Plant Operations Manager




$184,600-$276,900 annually

Job Description


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.



We are seeking a Senior Plant Operations Manager in our San Jose, CA Eggo plant. As the Senior Plant Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for balancing short-term tactics and long-term strategy. You’re not just a manager; you’re a mentor. Inspiring, guiding, and elevating our people – after all our people are our greatest advantage.

In San Jose you will be the culture owner – you’ll infuse safety, quality, and organization into our every day. As part of our plant leadership team, you’ll navigate change, build trust, and secure buy-in. You are not only managing processes, but you will also manage people, production, quality and performance.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Drive Results: You will develop and implement a comprehensive operations program, including production planning, scheduling, and resource allocation. Work to maximize efficiency and assure peak plant performance by overseeing the
  • Operations team’s performance. You will utilize operational metrics to foster visibility and alignment.
  • Think Big: Lead, manage, and direct the implementation of Autonomous Maintenance (AM) initiatives and Continuous
  • Improvement initiatives. Identify and implement cost-saving initiatives. You will help our team grow and learn as you coach and develop leaders on the Kellanova Work System, look at employee performance development, recognition, compatibility, and employee progression / readiness.
  • Do it the Right Way: Promote safety across the plant. Investigate production processes and recommend improvements to ensure that needs are met. Prepare and adhere to the established operations budget, monitoring departmental expenditures, including all production and labor cost centers, supplies, outside services, and departmental labor.


We’re Looking For Someone With

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Managerial experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience with leading and applying lean principles in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, and decision-making skills with the proven ability to manage complex situations
  • Collaborative work style, able to partner with leaders of other functional areas and business partners to drive overall performance
  • Demonstrating an owner’s mindset


Compensation Insights

  • Salary Range: $184,600-$276,900


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone.

If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us

At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.

Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.

Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


The best brands. The best people. The best you.

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. 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. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website.

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605