Supply Chain Specialist

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/14/2022 1:34 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Supply Chain
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Kemin is seeking a dedicated Supply Chain Specialist who has great communication skills, enjoys working as a team, and has experience in data information systems to join our team in Des Moines!


The Supply Chain Specialist will assist in scheduling production, coordinating shipping and receiving, and monitoring and scheduling raw and finished goods. This position has the opportunity to work with several individuals from Kemin's Operations, Inventory, Procurement, and Logistics teams to ensure timely receipt of materials. 


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 products to customers around the world.    


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. 


As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…  


  • A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays. 
  • Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.  
  • Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.  
  • The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives. 
  • Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours. 



  • Obtain inventory requirements of raw materials to support production needs
  • Understand production schedules so raw materials arrive when needed
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all supply chain issues with obtaining raw materials
  • Ensure Bill of Material and routing changes are correct
  • Coordinate samples for customers and pre-shipment
  • Identify and lead implementation of cost improvement projects
  • Acquire raw materials which ensure high quality of products and on time delivery
  • Ensure supplier corrective actions are executed 
  • Represent company in supplier and inventory audits
  • Tracking of delivery order completions for finished product
  • Daily entering and processing of manufacturing order and verifying raw material availability 
  • Perform adjustments to manufacturing orders
  • Must understand and ensure appropriate material safety is in place to meet material requirements 
  • Adhere to all safety requirements, SOPs, GMPs, and policies


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain with 1-3 years of related experience or Associates Degree with 3+ years of related experience or High School Diploma with 3-5 years of experience 
  • Understanding of inventory control systems, computer systems, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a team environment 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong decision making abilities
  • Manufacturing or Operations experience high desired 
  • Forklift experience
  • ISO and GMP experience is helpful
  • Understanding of material safety requirements 
  • Travel for this role will consist of 5-10% domestically in or around Des Moines or other North America sites


Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered. 


A post-offer background check and drug screen is required.  Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position




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