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Compliance & Privacy Counsel

Job Category:  Legal
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Amsterdam, NL

Job Type:  Full Time but Part Time optional
Job ID:  1746

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.


At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


To help facilitate our rapid company growth, we are looking for a Compliance & Privacy Counsel to join our team. Are you interested to work on a broad variety of compliance and privacy matters in an innovative, sustainable and international organization? Then this may be the opportunity for you!

The Legal & Compliance Department operates as one team and globally supports all business units and business functions of Corbion concerning all types of legal and compliance matters. The compliance function provides support with matters related to Corbion’s Code of Business Conduct, whistleblower procedure, conflict of interests, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, competition law, economic sanctions, data protection/privacy and insider trading. Corbion's Legal and Compliance Department currently consists of 8 professionals, located in the Netherlands (3 in Amsterdam & 2 in Gorinchem), USA (2 in Kansas) and Brazil (1 in São Paulo).


As our Compliance & Privacy Counsel, you will be based in our global corporate headquarters in the center of Amsterdam (with the possibility to partly work from home). You will report to the Senior Compliance Counsel, who is also based in Amsterdam.  


About the job


Within the Legal & Compliance Department, as our Compliance Counsel you are responsible for further developing and promoting the compliance program within Corbion. More specifically, you will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:


  • Provide advice and guidance to all areas of the business in relation to privacy, including negotiating data processing agreements, conducting privacy impact assessments, and maintaining the record of processing activities
  • Provide subject matter expert advice and guidance to all areas of the business in relation to the Corbion Code of Business Conduct and underlying policies and procedures, in cooperation with the other members of the Legal & Compliance Department.
  • Increase awareness for compliance internally, amongst others by preparing internal communications about relevant initiatives, maintaining the Business Conduct and Privacy pages on the intranet and addressing compliance and privacy questions from colleagues and business partners
  • Oversee compliance trainings and support privacy trainings
  • Support the screening of prospective business partners’ procedure in terms of anti-corruption and economic sanctions.
  • Work closely together with the other members of Corbion Legal & Compliance Department and with the members of other Corbion departments (e.g. communications, HR, Marketing, IT) regularly in sharing practices and setting compliance policies.


About you


As our ideal candidate, you hold a Master’s degree in Law (LLM)  combined with at least 4 years of relevant, preferably in-house, work experience.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in privacy legislation and regulation, preferably in Europe
  • Knowledge or familiarity with relevant (international) rules and regulations and affinity with compliance issues.
  • Knowledge of and experienced in IT and documentation systems for compliance tools and processes.
  • The ability to identify and clearly explain compliance risks.
  • Excellent ethical reputation, must inspire trust and be seen neutral; approachable.
  • Team player and self-starter.
  • Ability to listen and communicate well with and relate to others, including those of different nationalities & cultures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • At least 32 hours availability is required.


Our Offer


We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:


  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products.
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


About Corbion 

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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