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Lauridsen Group Inc. Supply Chain Coordinator - Essentia in Ankeny, Iowa

Job Description:

Through committed service and sustainable proteins solutions, Essentia is dedicated to building a better business for our customers. We do this by holding true to our values: Teamwork, Respect, Agility, Creativity and Knowledge. To that end, the Supply Chain Coordinator will develop and maintain integrated production, planning and scheduling of material inventory to ensure that supply targets are met while coordinating production plans to maximize efficiency and minimize costs.


Raw Material

  • Develop and maintain business relationships with suppliers to meet specific requirements including service expectations, commodity handling, pricing, documentation, facility protocol and hours of operations are understood and complied with.

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate shipments to ensure adequate capacity while meeting production demands for each facility.

  • Provide continuous demand forecasting against production scheduling while aligning available capacity through multi-channel master scheduling. (i.e. S&OP)

  • Support strategic sourcing principles of consolidation; standardize and substitute to reduce total costs, schedule, and improve delivered value to internal and external customers. (i.e. PO entry, shipment tracking, and invoice approval)

  • Analyze and track supplier performance and develop reports to ensure compliance to contracted KPIs.

  • Present metrics, status and research to internal teams via standardized and ad/hoc reporting tools.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Highly organized and detail orientated.

  • Ability to use a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Access.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management, plant personnel, sales, research & development, and customer service.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures or government guidelines.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and general public.

  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak activity periods.

  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential information.

  • Ability to operate required office equipment such as calculator, computer, fax, copier, etc.

  • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to work daily and overtime as required.

  • Ability to assist in other work-related areas as required.

  • Ability to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, manufacturing or related area, or a minimum of three years of experience with budgeting, procurement and raw materials planning required.

LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.

Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.

What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.