Kemin Food Technologies (KFT) is looking for a Graduate Development Trainee to join their team! In this role, you will participate in a commercial support training program to develop technical application and customer support skills within the KFT protein business. By participating in the rotational program, the trainee will learn all aspects of Kemin Food Technologies customer centric approach to commercial development. During the development program, the trainee will work on meaningful projects, assist sales team through effective use of technical support, learning skills including project management, technical application - via internal pilot studies and external meat processing facilities. A diverse set of duties will be assigned by the hiring manager and Executive sponsor to facilitate professional growth.
This position is based in Des Moines, Iowa. Interested candidates must be willing to relocate.
Travel requirements may vary throughout the year, primarily domestic up to 25%.
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.
Perform department specific tasks which may include laboratory and bench testing analyses, development of written application trial protocols and final reports, customer trial support, data management and presentation within industry
Assist Technical Service team and Applications Manager with customer related trials as needed
Assist with providing sales team and Kemin’s current (and potential) customers technical sales support by understanding and often demonstrating Kemin products' impact in food products.
Actively complete department specific goals during each rotation.
Complete all required training of the program.
Actively engage your executive business mentor to facilitate further professional growth and business understanding.
Participate in a PIP project.
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Science, with an interest in food manufacturing
Meat or Food Science degree preferred
Demonstrated drive to learn more about the business and grow into a leadership role.
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a high-energy atmosphere with a strong resilience to adversity.
Ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
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 requirementsmay be necessary based on position.
Kemin is more than an ingredient supplier; we are a global company transforming the quality of life.
Kemin is the science inside countless products you interact with every day. We create solutions that help strengthen your health and wellbeing. We provide nutrition and immune support for your pets and production animals. We safeguard the planet’s natural resources and are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact—and we believe in protecting the global food supply chain for generations to come.
At Kemin, we are always looking toward tomorrow. Human imagination, scientific innovation and a constant curiosity help shape our company and how we serve our customers now and in the future.
We look beyond what is to see what could be.
The world has transformed since R.W. and Mary Nelson founded Kemin in 1961, but our dedication and discipline in scientific research remain constant, as does our energy and enthusiasm for discovering new ways to make life better. Every day, we question how we can channel our expertise and experience into new opportunities to improve the quality of life around the world.