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Kemin Industries Payroll Administrator in Des Moines, Iowa


Our Human Resources team is growing! We're adding a Payroll Administrator to our Des Moines team. This role will be responsible for the accurate preparation, calculation, processing, and reconciliation of multi-state payroll and the administration of the payroll system. This position provides a high level of customer service, while ensuring data integrity. As part of the Total Rewards team, this position is a key player in supporting Kemin's people first culture.

This is an onsite position located at our global headquarters in Des Moines, IA.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with the UKG and Dimensions platforms. Additionally, they will approach the role with a goal of creating the best possible employee experience driving change when needed, and collaborating with team members across Kemin.

If you are seeking an opportunity to join an incredible team, work in a positive environment and play a vital role in supporting Kemin culture, this may be the role for you!

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. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,800 global employees including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

We offer:

  • 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 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.


  • Responsible for accurate calculation, processing and reconciliation of bi-weekly, multi-state payrolls.

  • Calculate and process incentives, bonus, commissions, and longevity payments.

  • Review deductions including benefits and garnishments; perform audits to verify reported payroll hours, time sheets, and other information to reconcile and resolve any discrepancies.

  • Review and verify timekeeping records comply with company policy and coordinate with managers to make corrections as needed.

  • Develop schedule templates, approval privileges, maintain holiday schedules, review import records etc,

  • Administration of time management system including configuration and testing of policies and rules. Train managers and employees on timekeeping system and payroll processes.

  • Ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll updates (new hires, terminations, job title changes, pay rate changes).

  • Responsible for ensuring integrity of data recorded in the payroll and benefits system.

  • Maintain accurate payroll records. Identifies and resolves issues and coordinates resolution with HRBP's.

  • Identify and implement process improvements and best practices to enhance usage of HR technologies.

  • Generate reports from payroll system.

  • Provide general Human Resources support.


  • Associate's degree and 2+ years experience

  • Experience must include full process payroll, preferably with multi-state processing

  • Strong knowledge of payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and extreme discretion

  • Self starter with strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Fluent in English

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

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


LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date2 months ago(2/23/2024 10:04 AM)

Job ID 2024-9917

Positions 1

Category Human Resources

Position Type Regular Full-Time