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Director, Data Lab

Job Category:  Information Technology
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4189

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


As Corbion’s Director of the Data Lab, you will lead a team of data analysts and engineers in leveraging data and analytics to drive insights, innovation, and business growth. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a cutting-edge data lab environment, ensuring the successful delivery of data-driven projects, and driving a culture of data excellence within Corbion. 


Key Responsibilities: 


Team Management and Leadership: 

  • Manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of data analysts and engineers. 
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, promoting professional growth and development among team members. 
  • Set clear goals and objectives, monitor performance, and provide regular feedback and coaching to drive high performance. 


Data Lab Strategy and Execution: 

  • Develop and execute the overall data lab strategy aligned with business objectives, ensuring the effective use of data and analytics to drive insights and decision-making. 
  • Identify and prioritize data lab initiatives and projects, allocating resources and overseeing their successful execution. 
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data analytics and lab environments, and implement innovative solutions to enhance data capabilities. 


Cross-Functional Collaboration: 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Data Scientists, IT, marketing, operations, and product development, to identify data-driven opportunities and provide insights to support strategic initiatives. 
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their requirements, translate them into actionable data lab projects, and deliver high-quality results. 


Data Governance and Compliance: 

  • Develop and implement data governance policies, ensuring data integrity, privacy, and compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards. 
  • Establish data quality frameworks and processes, monitoring and addressing data quality issues as they arise. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics) or a related discipline. A Master's Degree is preferred. 
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in data science, data analytics, or a related field, with a focus on managing complex data-driven projects and teams. 
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team towards a common goal. 
  • In-depth knowledge of data analysis, data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling, and data visualization techniques. 
  • Experience in implementing and managing data lab environments, including infrastructure, tools, and platforms. 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to present complex concepts and insights to non-technical audiences. 
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities, with a track record of delivering data-driven insights to support business decisions. 

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 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,457.9 million and has a workforce of over 2601 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




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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