A career where you can enhance lives every day

At Kensing, we work together to improve the quality of life of our clients, their customers, and each other. It shows in our dedication to collaboration, in our commitment to teamwork, and in the culture of pride and respect each of us strives to exhibit day after day.

We combine the deep heritage of our Kankakee plant with a commitment to leading the world in safety and purity, along with an eagerness for expansion. If you are passionate about innovation, about improving products and lives, we want to hear from you. At Kensing, we have a bright future ahead. You can be a part of it.

Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@KensingSolutions.com.

Laboratory Technician

At Kensing, our goal is to deliver peace of mind to our customers and help them deliver better products, day after day. That’s why we continue to invest in the industry’s purest ingredients from natural feedstocks. It’s why we embrace sustainability and digitization of our assets. Are driven to innovate. And are committed to leading the world in safety. We combine proven expertise and agility with a contagious passion to make our products, your products and the world around us a better place.

As a Laboratory Technician for Kensing,  you will be an invaluable part of the site quality group and a member of our unionized work force.

The Chemical Plant Lab Technician will provide quality control and assurance testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products, in a safe manner, for Kensing within the scope of the ISO 9001  Quality Management System, RCMS Management System in compliance with all certification requirements (ie FSSC). They will also evaluate data using appropriate software to ensure the results meet internal and external specifications. Notify management when testing results do not meet required specifications. Support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities to meet and/or exceed customer expectations.

In addition, the following activities will be performed:

Primary Responsibilities:

Testing & sampling

  • Calibrate instruments and standardize solutions according to documented procedures and complete required records.
  • Prepare standards and solutions needed to maintain calibration of instruments.
  • Complete routine sample analysis following documented methods and communicating with Operators and Shift Supervisors about the quality of material
  • Maintain chemical standards documentation and ensure re-certification is completed and documented as needed.
  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping and safety inspections
  • Assist analytical chemists with analysis of samples and method development as needed.
  • Prioritizing and managing sample testing.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Reporting atypical sample or equipment behavior to supervisor.
  • Additional duties which a Laboratory Technician may carry out include routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes; sample collection in the plant; environmental monitoring; or plant analytical instrumentation maintenance/calibration.
  • Assist with lab supply management including restocking lab supplies

Data entry

  • Utilizing equipment and data software programs.
  • Create SPC charts
  • Analyze, interpret SPC charts
  • Enter in-process data in LIMS.
  • Processing and releasing shipments.

Processing paperwork

  • Evaluating raw material COAs versus approved specifications to authorize material into plant using SAP.
  • Assist with writing or revising work instructions.
  • Auditing quality documents.
  • Document non-conformances.
  • Generate COAs and review for accuracy.
  • Optimize existing procedures
  • Manage archival of Quality Documents

Additional Duties

  • ISO/RCMS internal auditor.
  • Implement QA CAPAs
  • Trainer for testing, data entry and processing paperwork.
  • Participate and make recommendations in safety meetings.
  • Maintaining housekeeping.
  • Preparation / labeling of samples for shipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all assigned training.
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

Required:

  • Associates degree in Sciences or 2 year Technical degree in Analytical Testing or relevant experience. In lieu of degree, 5+ years’ experience working in a QC production lab environment supporting manufacturing demonstrating skills outlined in principle responsibilities section, preferable in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • 3+ years working in a lab environment.
  • Developed understanding of general chemistry and laboratory safety.
  • Developed understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control.
  • Developed understanding of math and statistics.
  • Developed computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, SAP.
  • Well-developed analytical methodology and an insight into troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to record and report pertinent data.
  • Support & participate in the Kensing Process Safety Program (i.e. Zero Incident Mindset, complete training, report all incidents, participate in investigations etc.).
  • Must be able to achieve a passing score on a pre-placement aptitude test.
  • Must be able to follow both written procedures and verbal instructions.

We are committed to developing products and solutions that help lead us toward a better and more sustainable future, a world where economic growth and environmental protection go hand-in-hand. It’s why we invest in renewable resources. It’s why sustainable sourcing is at the core of what we do.

Kensing is driven to improving the quality of life of every one of our team members, and every one of our customers and their consumers. Our long-term global goals for the environment, safety, employees and society drive us. At Kensing, we bring the same passion for our products into improving the world around us.

Kensing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kensing is a new company recently carved out of BASF along with the associated manufacturing site in Kankakee, IL. The company delivers natural high-quality vegetable-oil-based raw material sterols and natural vitamin E, anionic surfactants and esters used in nutrition and personal care products to global blue chip consumer product companies.

We are seeking a Regional Director for Asia Pacific to join this standalone, nearly 200MM dollar company poised for innovation and significant growth! Interested in those with either Domestic and/or Global Key Account Management, Relationship Management or Sales experience.

SUMMARY:
A Regional Director has P&L responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific and acts as the lead point of contact and the primary liaison between the customer, our distribution network and the company. They are responsible for successful growth and management of an existing book of business within their assigned geographic market.

Markets include: Asia Pacific

LOCATION: Remote

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interface collaboratively with internal stakeholders including supply chain, purchasing, regulatory, legal and finance to manage processes and improve engagement with accounts.
  • Lead and manage a direct report.
  • Contribute to regional strategy development and execute to realize growth targets.
  • Support development of pricing strategy and drive successful implementation.
  • Identify and attract new customers, pursue new applications, and develop relationships to continuously grow current and future business.
  • Represent the company at trade association meetings to promote products.
  • Contribute to team success and culture, share best practices, provide peer coaching as needed.
  • Create call reports, update strategic account plans, report on key intelligence data collected, and lead documentation.
  • Analyze client data to provide customer relationship management.
  • Meet targets to achieve sustainable growth through customer satisfaction and profitability; ensure sales are margin enhancing for Kensing.
  • Manage opportunity pipeline through generation and closing of new business.
  • Drive growth goals and act as a liaison with regional distributors.
  • APAC budget development, sales forecasting and P&L responsibility.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as in Key Account Management or Sales with proven success building and maintaining long-term commercial relationships.
  • Chemical industry experience: natural chemicals used in nutrition and/or personal care products is preferred. Or complex ingredient companies.
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Experience managing direct report(s)
  • Asia Pacific and International Account Management experience.
  • Experience managing, developing strategy for, and growing distributors
  • Experience managing P&L
  • Regional strategy experience
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel; ideally with some familiarity of pivot tables.
  • CRM System experience is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial – ability to adapt and create new processes

Company Description

Based in Kankakee, IL, Kensing produces pure, precise, and high-quality products that enhance our client’s products and help make the world a better place. We use natural feedstocks and embrace sustainability and environmental responsibility, while producing industry-leading and cost-effective sulfates, specialty esters, natural vitamin E (NVE) and sterols for a wide range of everyday products and applications.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of USP Vitamins
  • Background/degree in biology, chemistry, nutrition and/or other related science field
  • Food Science degree/background preferred
  • Knowledge of FDA food labeling and facts panel requirements
  • Background in food/supplement GMP environments

Formula for Success

  • Your excellent presentation skills will be critical as you work with customers to provide product line overviews, technical presentations, and project solutions.
  • You will be critical in guiding customers on proper use of Kensing ingredients.
  • Utilizing both your technical and interpersonal skills, you will become a trusted technical resource for both customers and colleagues.
  • You will support the business by completing customer questionnaires and responding to customer emails.
  • Demonstrating your ability to discern customer needs, you will help to develop technical plans for key accounts.
  • Leveraging your project management skills, you will lead help to technical aspects of product launches and trade show planning.
  • By combining your technical skill and industry knowledge, you will contribute product ideas to the innovation pipeline.
  • Your creativity will be showcased as you help to design, formulate, and test new food, beverage, and dietary supplement applications.
  • You should have the ability to work cross-functionally as part of a larger team and the flexibility to learn new skills as part a growing business.

Position can be remote but may require travel of 20-30% to Kensing plant and for customer visits.

Kensing is a new company recently carved out of BASF along with the associated manufacturing site in Kankakee, IL. The company delivers natural high-quality vegetable-oil-based raw material sterols and natural vitamin E, anionic surfactants and esters used in nutrition and personal care products to global blue chip consumer product companies.

We are seeking a Key Account Manager to join this standalone, nearly 200MM dollar company poised for innovation and significant growth! Interested in those with either Domestic and/or Global Key Account Management, Relationship Management or Sales experience.

SUMMARY:

A Key Account Manager acts as the lead point of contact and the primary liaison between the customer and the company. They are responsible for successful growth and management of an existing book of business within their assigned geographic market.

Markets include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pac

LOCATION: (Remote) within the 50 United States

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote Kensing products to existing customers with focus on continuous improvement to enhance the customer experience and overall satisfaction.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of key customer needs and requirements
  • Build deep customer relationships with all relevant customer stakeholders
  • Ensure the correct products and services are delivered to customers in a timely manner
  • Resolve any issues and problems faced by customers and deal with complaints to maintain trust
  • Develop new business in existing or new markets and manage opportunity pipelines through generation and closing of new business opportunities.
  • Interface collaboratively with internal stakeholders including supply chain, purchasing, regulatory, legal and finance to manage processes and improve engagement with accounts.
  • Ensure PO processing, shipping and operational logistics are meeting requirements
  • Create call reports, update strategic account plans, report on key intelligence data collected, and lead documentation.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain/Operations to ensure inventory levels are maintained for sales forecasts and order fulfilment.
  • Establish and oversee internal and external budgets, including P&L responsibility. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience Key Account Management or Sales with proven success building and maintaining long term commercial relationships.
  • Chemical industry experience: natural chemicals or surfactants used in home and personal care products is preferred. Or complex ingredient companies.
  • Strong ability in problem-solving and negotiation.
  • Deep understanding of order to cash process preferred.
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel; ideally with some familiarity of pivot tables.
  • CRM System and SAP experience is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial – ability to adapt and create new processes
  • BS in business administration, chemistry, or chemical engineering. MBA is a plus.

 

Kensing is a new company recently carved out of BASF along with the associated manufacturing site in Kankakee, IL. The company delivers natural high-quality vegetable-oil-based raw material sterols and natural vitamin E, anionic surfactants and esters used in nutrition and personal care products to global blue chip consumer product companies.

We are seeking a Global Marketing Director and Head of EMEA to join this standalone, nearly $200MM company poised for innovation and significant growth! Interested in those with Global Key Account Management, Channel Management and Marketing experience in the Nutrition + Personal Care industry.

JOB SUMMARY:

A Global Marketing Director coupled with P&L responsibility and managing distributors for the EMEA business. The position reports to the Chief Commercial Officer and will also be involved in our M&A strategy. In short, an ideal role for a creative business leader with entrepreneurial skills who likes freedom of action and speed of decision and who wishes to build an experience in private equity.

Acts as the lead point of contact and the primary liaison between the customer, our distribution network, and the company. They are responsible for successful growth and management of an existing book of business within their assigned geographic market. Position is located in Europe.

Markets include: North America, Latin America, EMEA, Asia Pac

LOCATION: (Remote)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interface collaboratively with internal stakeholders including supply chain, purchasing, regulatory, legal and finance to manage processes and improve engagement with accounts.
  • Ensure PO processing, shipping and operational logistics are meeting requiremets
  • Create call reports, update strategic account plans, report on key intelligence data collected, and lead documentation.
  • Analyze client data to provide customer relationship management.
  • Develop and meet targets to achieve sustainable growth through customer satisfaction and profitability; ensure sales are margin enhancing for the Care Chemicals Division
  • Work closely with Supply Chain/Operations to ensure inventory levels are maintained for sales forecasts and order fulfilment
  • Manage opportunity pipeline through generation and closing of new business.
  • Drive growth goals and act as a liaison with regional distributors
  • Establish and oversee internal and external budgets, including P&L responsibility
  • Identify market trends and competitive activities
  • Create and leverage best practices across the regions and markets
  • Build brand awareness and enhance product positioning
  • Lead and/or participate in special projects such as mergers/integrations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 8-12 years’ experience as in Key Account Management or Sales and Marketing with proven success building and maintaining long term commercial relationships. Distributor management experience is essential.
  • Chemical industry experience: natural chemicals or surfactants used in nutrition or personal care products is preferred. Or complex ingredient companies.
  • International Account Management experience.
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time efficiently to meet critical deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker with strong work ethics. Strong collaboration and organizational skills with keen attention to details
  • Proactive and resourceful in addressing challenges and solving problems
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel; ideally with some familiarity of pivot tables.
  • CRM System experience is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial – ability to adapt and create new processes

JOB SUMMARY: The Junior Accountant will be responsible for providing support to the other members of the accounting and finance team including the Controller and FP&A Leader.   This position reports directly to the Kensing LLC Corporate Controller.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide accounting support, including account reconciliations, data entry, cash application, and developing subledger analysis
  • Supports department by leveraging broad generalist skills to complement team mates wherever needed
  • Supports information gathering requests for audits and other special projects
  • Supports all monthly financial closing and reporting activities

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimal 2 year degree in  Accounting or Finance; BS or BA degree preferred
  • 2-4 years of accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results
  • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Experience with other financial systems.
  • Experience with or working knowledge of systems like SAP (ideally S/4HANA)
  • Strong work ethic – Self-directed/proactive
  • Insatiable curiosity underpinned by data-driven mind-set
  • Ability to work at a rapid cadence
  • Process and continuous improvement oriented
  • Ego checked at the door – collaborative and transparent
  • Integrity beyond reproach