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Kemin Industries Procurement Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa


Our North America Procurement team is seeking a speacialist to join their group. In this role, you will be responsibile for a variety of procurement responsibilities including monitoring raw matieral inventory levels and ensuring their availaibility. This vital position is reponsible for preparing purchase orders, ensuring transporation and delivery along with purchasing activity and cost reports.

We Are Kemin

We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.

We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.

We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related product s to customers in more than 120 countries.

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.


  • Analyze raw material demands and production plan to assure the supply smoothly and stock properly.

  • Identify and recommend cost improvement areas, including negotiating pricing with suppliers.

  • Identify new suppliers, adhering to Kemin’s supplier approval process.

  • Purchase raw materials and other expense items, ensuring arrival on time and best cost.

  • Building and maintaining supplier relationships.

  • Assist with training of purchasing employees

  • Partner with Research & Development teams, evaluating material quality and supplier performance

  • Work closely with accounts payable on invoicing discrepancies.

  • Adhere to all applicable policies and procedures

  • Review purchase requests against Kemin’s purchasing policy

  • Recommend and revise purchasing SOPs.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study (i.e. Chemistry, Business) and 2+ years experience preferred.

  • Manufacturing Scheduling or Operations experience highly desired

  • Professional Purchasing Certification desired

  • Travel up to 20% may be required

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated use of negotiation skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a team environment.

  • Understanding of inventory control systems, computer systems, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills

  • Strong decision-making abilities

  • Understanding of material safety requirements

  • ISO and GMP experience helpful

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date3 weeks ago(4/26/2021 12:18 PM)

Job ID 2021-6950

Positions 1

Category Purchasing

Position Type Regular Full-Time