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.

Position: Engineering Administration Assistant

Location: Kankakee, IL

Date Created: 1/12/2022

JOB SUMMARY:

The Engineering Administration Assistant supports the Project and Technical Engineering Services for the site. The role requires heavy use of SAP and internal databases (Sharepoint and HCL Notes)  to generate documents and populate forms then track their approvals and final disposition. The role requires accuracy in these tasks as mistakes are difficult to correct.  Kensing plans to implement SAP Project at the end of January so there is a 6 month backlog of data that needs to be entered into SAP within the first 2 months.

Job Duties

  • Oversee flow of Capital Requests (RES-POM), Project Objective Memos (POM) and routing of Capital Project Approvals
  • Support for Initial Project Setup in SAP and Electronic Project Book creation (including content auditing)
  • SAP Purchase Requisitioning/ Orders, Invoicing support, Service Entries, and goods receipts processing
  • Organization & filing of Technical Documentation and drawings into databases & Project Books
  • Support Capital Project reporting, tracking, and closure routing (Wrap-up Checklist including auditing)
  • Update/ proof department (site) standards and procedures
  • Schedule department meetings, conferences, and luncheons
  • Relay vacation schedules & on/ off site personnel availability
  • Support other Admins as necessary for coverage.

Skills & prior experience:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software Suite; Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams Collaboration
  • Previous experience in SAP & HCL(IBM) Notes Databases

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter / Welder

Department: Maintenance

Supervisor: Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Kankakee, IL

Date Created: 9/9/2021

JOB SUMMARY:

The Mechanic Technician is responsible for performing daily maintenance tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, reliable, and cost-efficient maintenance of plant equipment and facilities.  In

addition, these positions provide field level support for reliability efforts, innovation, and continuous improvement.  Performs duties in a manner that fosters good teamwork between maintenance and operations and is consistent with our vision of maintenance being a high-performance work team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow all Kensing corporate safety culture and procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner to prevent injury to self or others.
  • Practice safety and housekeeping in the performance of job duties
  • Responds to emergency or unplanned work as needed, including callouts.
  • Requires carrying an off-shift pager for one week on a rotation basis with other Mechanical Technicians. Typically, one week every 4-6 weeks.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work and provide feedback on any issues.
  • Performs scheduled, unscheduled, and emergency repairs of production equipment as needed, including callouts.
    • Rebuilding mechanical drives
    • Precision alignment of rotating shafts
    • Overhaul and installation of pumps, agitators, compressors, blowers
    • Performs general mechanic tasks including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production equipment.
  • Performs laser alignment of rotating equipment.
  • Performs troubleshooting of equipment failures and participates in root cause investigations of major or repetitive equipment issues.
  • Does pipe fitting and welding work.
  • Can assist I/E Techs as needed with electrical repairs or troubleshooting.
  • Maintain steam traps to reduce steam consumption and process issues.
  • Maintain the lubrication PMs in a timely manner (including instrument calibrations).
  • Review new installations to plant standards to ensure low life cycle cost..
  • Maintain the (2) Laser alignment tools, and the (1) Laser Belt Alignment tool. Conduct failure analysis with reports.
  • Perform all the necessary installation inspections and quality checks on new rotating equipment installations.
  • Perform helium leak detection on vacuum systems and heat exchangers.
  • Participate in failure analysis for critical issues through the Asset Reliability Team.
  • Review new installations to plant standards to ensure low life cycle cost.
  • Works on plant modifications, expense, and capital.
  • Execute maintenance tasks in a quality manner to avoid rework
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) components of chemical production processes
  • Provide feedback to planners on quality of job plan detail and accuracy
  • Follow SAP workflow process required for technician craft.
    • Document actual time spent on work.
    • Close notifications and TECO work orders, as required
    • Document work repair history – detailed description of what was done: “as found, as left”
  • Utilize blueprints, schematics, manufacturer specifications and manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Recommend changes to existing systems or equipment to improve reliability or accuracy or further optimize process.
  • Recommend tools, equipment, or methods to improve the safety or timeliness of system repairs.
  • Communicate any alterations to existing equipment to ensure all site records are current and proper documentation is completed.
  • Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance, policies, and procedures.


KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience.  Kensing recognizes schools accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Technical training strongly preferred

Experience

  • 2 + years of related maintenance experience in an industrial setting.
  • 5 + years in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years Pipe fitting and welding experience

Knowledge/Specialized Skills

  • Maintain American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification. GTAW, SMAW
  • Familiarity with Precision maintenance practices
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Capability to perform basic mathematics, including fractions, decimal, and minor algebra.
  • Prior SAP experience is preferred.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Prior experience with Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Condition Monitoring programs with exposure to Process Safety Management (PSM) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate competency of Microsoft Office products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Communicate with supervision and Production
  • High sense of urgency
  • Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities, such as plant shutdowns, start-up, commissioning, etc.
  • Be able to lift 60 lbs., walk, sit, squat, bend, push/pull with arms/legs, body, reach overhead, stoop.
  • Available for flexible hours and overtime as required to support Maintenance activities including shutdown both planned and un-planned.
  • The process problems include dealing with the technical difficulties of corrosive and hazardous chemicals and operating temperatures up to 2400°

Job Title: E&I Technician

Department: Maintenance

Supervisor: Maintenance Supervisor

Location:  Kankakee, IL

Date Created:  9/9/2021

JOB SUMMARY:

The E&I Technician is responsible for performing daily tasks as part of a team to ensure safe, productive, reliable, and cost-efficient maintenance of plant equipment and facilities.  In addition, these positions provide field level support for reliability efforts, innovation, and continuous improvement.  The E&I Technician executes condition monitoring of electrical equipment and grounding systems for the overall reliability program of the site.  This position is responsible for infrared and electrical grounding inspection, analysis, documentation, and reporting results. Performs duties in a manner that fosters good teamwork between maintenance and operations and is consistent with our vision of maintenance being a high-performance work team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow all Kensing corporate safety culture and procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner to prevent injury to self or others.
  • Practice safety and housekeeping in the performance of job duties
  • Responds to emergency or unplanned work as needed, including callouts.
  • Requires carrying an off-shift pager for one week on a rotation basis with other E&I Technicians. Typically, one week every 4-6 weeks.
  • Maintain and repair components on systems, such as PLCs, DCS, pressure/level/temperature transmitters, motors, electrical switchgear, and control valves.
  • Works on plant modifications, expense, and capital.
  • Execute maintenance tasks in a quality manner to avoid rework
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) components of chemical production processes
  • Perform E&I preventative maintenance procedures and repairs.
  • Provide feedback to planners on quality of job plan detail and accuracy
  • Follow SAP workflow process required for technician craft.
    • Document actual time spent on work.
    • Close notifications and TECO work orders, as required
    • Document work repair history – detailed description of what was done: “as found, as left”
  • Utilize blueprints, schematics, manufacturer specifications and manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Recommend changes to existing systems or equipment to improve reliability or accuracy or further optimize process.
  • Recommend tools, equipment, or methods to improve the safety or timeliness of system repairs.
  • Communicate any alterations to existing equipment to ensure all site records are current and proper documentation is completed.
  • Support and continually apply all Quality Improvement, Safety, Ecology, and Legal Compliance, policies, and procedures.


KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent experience.  Kensing recognizes schools accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Experience

  • 3 years maintenance experience in an industrial setting.

Knowledge/Specialized Skills

  • Familiarity with general I/E maintenance practices, such as instrument selection and proper/safe use.
  • Knowledge and experience using PCs, software, e-mail, etc.
  • ISA Certified Control Systems Technician Level 1 Certification or higher is preferred, if not must attain certification within 2 years of starting in the position.
  • Capability to perform basic mathematics, including fractions, decimal, and minor algebra.
  • Detailed knowledge of common automation and control instrumentation, electrical code requirements, and process safety.
  • Knowledge of wiring diagrams, loop sheets, P&IDs, and instrument diagrams.
  • Prior SAP experience is preferred.
  • DCS / PLC experience is preferred.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Prior experience with Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Condition Monitoring programs with exposure to Process Safety Management (PSM) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate competency of Microsoft Office products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Communicate with supervision and Production
  • High sense of urgency
  • Deal effectively with the unknown and unexpected and possess the ability to handle non-routine and emergency activities, such as plant shutdowns, start-up, commissioning, etc.
  • Be able to lift 60 lbs., walk, sit, squat, bend, push/pull with arms/legs, body, reach overhead, stoop.
  • Available for flexible hours and overtime as required to support Maintenance activities including shutdown both planned and un-planned.
  • The process problems include dealing with the technical difficulties of corrosive and hazardous chemicals and operating temperatures up to 2400°

Position Title: Director of Supply Chain
Reports To (position title): SVP of Operations and Site Director
Function: Supply Chain
Hiring Manager: SVP of Operations and Site Director
Status Salary Exempt

Overview of Position: Responsible for the leadership and direction of the supply chain organization for Kensing business consisting of Supply and Production Planning, Inventory Control, and Customer Service. Develops personnel and drives strategies and initiatives to improve supply chain performance. Responsible for management of end to end Order to Cash process including order entry, fulfillment, production scheduling, supply & demand planning and Sales and Operations Planning processes. Balances the supply chain tradeoffs (cost vs. cash, etc.) to achieve optimal results for the business. Deploys required technologies and tools to drive continuous supply chain performance improvement and network planning to optimize supply chain capabilities, cost, and cash footprints, in alignment with business plans. Utilizes a continues improvement mindset & passion for customers to deliver a world class customer experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and implement effective inventory strategies and Lean management techniques consistent with the company’s strategic direction for the efficient movement of material throughout the manufacturing and inventory cycle to ensure decreased on-hand inventory and increased inventory turns with no negative impact to the company’s performance. Support the integrity of the automated materials, planning and controls systems (Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP) and ensure subordinates are appropriately trained in same.

Effective management of supply chain risks, including weather events, raw material and manufacturing constraints, labor events, and other possible disruptions

May where applicable also include responsibility for managing supply chain container assets to achieve target cycle times and minimize needs to replace or expand container fleets.

Develop and implement tools, strategic Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), and metrics to measure and evaluate supply chain operations. Assure effective integration of supply chain functions by maximizing synergies between procurement and planning activities as well as other business functions. Metrics include OTCC, OTCR, T2C, Inventory, DCI, Inventory aging, Inventory productivity, forecast accuracy, and related process metrics.

Support and develop Customer Service team to deliver world class customer service. Implement process improvements to develop efficiencies throughout the OTC process. Responsible for KPIs including On Time Order Entry, Time to Confirm, Delivery Reliability, Invoicing Accuracy.

Shared accountabilities include Safety, business EBITDA, Total Cash Cycle, Quality of planning-critical master data.

Develop a culture that is positive and promotes engagement and accountability. Drive supply chain excellence and efficiency by eliminating waste and non-value-added work across supply chain organization through the effective use of Lean.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting
  • Material and Production planning/scheduling
  • Distribution strategy & network
  • Inventory control and management
  • Customer Service

Experience

9– 12 Years

Education: 

Bachelors required; Masters preferred

Required Skills or Abilities

  • Supply Chain Management experience in Chemicals Industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean Methodologies
  • Strong managerial, technical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective business acumen and Supply Chain Management skills
  • Good Analytical skills and experience in Project Management
  • Self-Starter, Self-motivated, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • SAP and APO Experience essential

Qualifications

4-year degree preferred with minimum 8-12 years production control/supply chain management experience. Experience with lean transformation in supply chain, optimize MRP/ ERP systems, quality/continuous improvement initiatives, safety practices and MS Office applications.

Capital Project Manager

The Project Manager is an experienced project leader and is accountable for overall project implementation activities. The project manager is passionate, high energy, and results oriented with a creative and analytical mind and is experienced with advanced PM tools and processes and has the ability to manage critical situations.

As a Project Manager, you are relied upon to execute and coordinate projects with efficiency and cost effectiveness. Project designs must consider personnel safety, process safety, ergonomics, environmental compliance, operational functionality and adherence to Codes a top priority.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with project Stakeholders (Manufacturing, Maintenance EHS, Quality and Supply Chain representatives).
  • Meet with the Stakeholders to assess, define and clarify the requirements of each project.
  • Follow the Kensing project process flow chart. Set up meetings and gate approvals to drive the projects through the steps.
  • Coordinate with outside off-site Engineering Firms and equipment vendors for detailed design and engineering as needed.
  • Coordinate and manage bidding of equipment and construction services.
  • Ensure that Site’s standards and preferences are met while managing project expectations.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks.
  • Lead interactive planning sessions to establish the alignment of scope, schedule, budget and quality.
  • Create a detailed work plan / schedule which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project. Microsoft Project is available.
  • Regularly update project forecast, manage the project design team to achieve project objectives, and provide direction to the project team.
  • Schedule, manage and document regular team meetings and be the primary point of contact for the project design team and Stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring positive team environment and facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ensure that all project information is appropriately distributed, documented and saved. Project files, Equipment Database, Drawings Database, FL build, hand over to Maintenance, etc.
  • Coordinate internal resources as well as external resources.
  • Learn and use SAP to
    • Enter Purchase Requisitions and/or POs.
    • Create and close projects.
    • Track spending
  • Ensure the quality assurance procedures are followed and completed throughout the execution of the project.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, check project progress toward project plan and objectives, and take corrective actions to address project deviations, i.e. avoid scope growth.
  • Communicate with Management as soon as any overrun projections are recognized.
  • Ensure that all relevant Site Procedures are followed on projects. Procedures are found in a database called Documentum.
  • Act as construction manager on smaller projects. May utilize a contracted construction manager on larger projects.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Minimum
  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Professional Engineering License is optional
  • Knowledge and awareness of Project Management principles
  • High Initiative, self-starter, strong drive and resilience
  • Action and result oriented.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to motivate, encourage, demonstrate enthusiasm and influence others
  • Strong management, presentation, decision-making, problem solving and people skills.
  • Proficient with required software and management tools. Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word), Notes databases, Microsoft Project (or equivalent)
  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to manage multiple, set priorities and manage multiple tasks.

Job Title: Storeroom Receiving Coordinator                        Date Created: 10/19/21
Department: Maintenance
Supervisor: Gina Armold
Location: Maintenance Storeroom

JOB SUMMARY:

Sort and receive all daily inbounds.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Document inbounds, receive in computer, put away to warehouse locations.
  • Attend and provide employees that visit the Storeroom items needed to perform their duties in the plant.
  • Work order picking and staging
  • Cycle counting
  • Truck load and unloading
  • Stock shelves
  • Maintain a clean work environment

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • 1-2 years Warehouse experience

Knowledge/Specialized Skills

  • Computer skills
  • Fork truck experience
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Document inbounds, receive in computer, put away to warehouse locations.
  • Assist vendors with deliveries.
  • Assist employees at the Storeroom with items needed to perform the job.
  • Work order picking and staging
  • Cycle counting
  • Support Maintenance department during scheduled shutdowns (2-3 per year with overtime required)
  • Support Safety culture site wide

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

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.

 

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