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Kellanova Director Wellbeing of Regulatory Affairs in Chicago, Illinois

As a Director of Wellbeing & Regulatory Affairs (Salty, Portable Wholesome Snacks & Customer Activation), you will drive differentiation and enable share growth. This will be achieved by providing strategic wellbeing & regulatory thought leadership to Kellanova category teams. You will lead the integration of Wellbeing initiatives into customer planning and activation. Engaging with external stakeholders, you will shape industry and food policy initiatives. The role can be based out of Battle Creek, MI or Chicago, IL and will work in a flexible, hybrid model with weekly in-office days.

Bring your passion for food and the pivotal role it plays in wellbeing to activate our Kellanova Better Days™ Promise. We are committed to advancing sustainable and equitable access to food by actively addressing the intersection of wellbeing, hunger, sustainability and equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I). Your courage, diplomacy and integrity will enable strong relations with stakeholders at all levels. Your ability to function effectively as a planner, mediator, communicator, and problem-solver is indispensable.

A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Business Integration – You will lead the development / integration of wellbeing & regulatory insights, opportunities, and strategies. You will work in partnership with cross functional teams to support Salty and Portable Wholesome Snacks business objectives and strategic planning.

  • Unlock & Enable Communications - Collaborating with cross-functional partners, you will identify communication opportunities. Together you will support the development and execution of substantiated product claims, purpose marketing communications and experience plans. These will strengthen brand positioning and align to our wellbeing & regulatory strategy.

  • Customer Activation – You will lead the strategic integration and execution of Wellbeing & Regulatory into customer planning, activation initiatives and selected events. This will involve working in partnership with senior stakeholders and cross-functional colleagues.

  • External Advocacy – You will leverage your understanding of nutrition science and policy. Partnering with cross functional colleagues, you will develop and execute external advocacy strategies for assigned industry and food regulatory & policy initiatives.

  • Lead a High-performing Team – You will lead and build the capabilities of a team of four direct reports. These individuals provide wellbeing and regulatory partnership to assigned North American business units. This includes optimizing business and innovation strategies along with food development projects. Your team is responsible for developing and implementing nutrition and ingredient labeling information.

    We’re Looking for Someone With

  • Extensive experience in regulatory, dietitian/nutrition communications, or marketing business environment (preferably in large food or beverage industry).

  • Significant experience with food or related industry labeling federal regulations [FDA, USDA] and knowledge of external regulatory policy landscape.

  • Demonstrated strong business acumen with the ability to translate insights into compelling brand and innovation actions.

  • Significant experience managing direct reports and leading cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization.

    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. Visit our How We Hire page (https://www.kellanovacareers.com/en/working-here/hiring-process.html) to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.

    Need assistance throughout the application or hiring process? Email USA.Recruitment@Kellanova.com .

    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 (https://www.kellanovacareers.com/en/working-here/benefits.html) & 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.

    Estimated travel is up to 25%.

    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 here (https://www.kellanovacareers.com/en/our-impact/equity-diversity-and-inclusion.html) .