Director, GPO Continuous Improvement, Learning & Development

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/15/17
Battle Creek, MI
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/15/17


In your role as a Director, GPO Continuous Improvement, Learning & Development at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:

  • Responsible for the construction and deployment of a Global Six Sigma program within the Kellogg Company
  • Underpins the critical aim within GBS of the achievement of efficiency and effectiveness savings
  • Serving as member of the GBS Leadership Team and be responsible for driving a continuous improvement mindset and competency within the organization, globally.
  • Continuing to expand and enhancing the organization’s framework and maturity of the GBS Service Excellence program
  • Working with Sr. Manager, GBS Service Excellence, GBS Global Learning and Development to build a comprehensive Global Service Excellence capability program; works to align with Kellogg Work Systems
  • Leveraging lean office and ‘best in class’ problem solving so that maximum value is returned to GBS’ customers
  • Accountable for preparing and deploying and coaching Lean practices, Kaizen, and six sigma tools across all levels of the organization to deliver business results
  • Identifying organizational inefficiencies and leads activities using cross-functional resources to deliver business results
  • Leading development of a robust continuous improvement tracker that captures key information, uses workflow for visibility to new ideas and initiatives and provides on-demand, easy to use reporting
  • Benchmarking and best practice sharing across the organization
  • Supporting implementation of improvements for process efficiency, quality and control KPIs
  • Partnering with internal and external customers, at all levels to identify trends, propose strategies, and resolve performance issues
  • Promoting a customer-centered culture serving as a consultant to internal/external customers, striving to exceed customers’ needs, requirements, and expectations
  • Creating a seamless and satisfying internal and external customer experience for all interactions with Kellogg GBS
  • Contributing to a team environment that is focused on high performance and operational excellence.


As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Continuous Improvement, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive years of related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills    
  • Deep analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Six Sigma Skills
  • Strong negotiation and decision making skills
  • Sense of urgency and ownership of resolution, meeting established performance objectives and customer commitments
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to partner with key internal/external customer to drive change & continuous improvement
  • Experience presenting results to an executive team
  • Strong business acumen and leadership skills
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast paced environment


  • Prior experience in a continuous improvement leadership role
  • Experience in delivering Six Sigma training programs globally
  • Experience leading a global team
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Master Black Belt Certified
  • Solid time management skills
  • Ability to build consensus and strong commitment from others
  • Ability to manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities and specific time constraint
  • Experience working in a process or data driven environment
  • Experience working for a multinational organization and working with colleagues in other locations as well as international locations


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