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Director/Senior Director Procurement, Food Ingredients

Job Category:  Procurement
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3165

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


Corbion is seeking a Director/Senior Director of Procurement, Food Ingredients to lead all aspects of procuring specific North America categories. This role is based at our office in Lenexa, Kansas and reports to the Vice President of Global Procurement.  The ideal candidate has food ingredient experience leading a team in a fast-paced environment while generating significant savings and driving continuous improvement and compliance with all sourcing practices and policies.  Category responsibilities include Raw Materials, Packaging, non-Product Related, and Capex.  Position level will be based on candidate qualifications and experience.


Do you have experience with every aspect of procurement including managing contracts and spend, procurement leveraging, strategic sourcing, supplier development and relations, and establishing sustainable sourcing partnerships?  This might be a great growth opportunity for you!



  • Develop procurement management strategies and best practices to ensure maximum value in line with the global procurement strategy.
  • Lead, coach and train team of 2-5 direct reports.
  • Generate structural savings to deliver YOY bottom line enhanced revenue.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of assigned categories' impact of price volatility on business performance.
  • Drive change management process with internal partners.
  • Identify and integrate key partner suppliers into programs focused against service, supply cost reduction and logistics operations.
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of the company regarding procurement status.



  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, food, business or related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience of increasing scope and responsibility within procurement/supply chain, ideally within consumer packaged goods or food industry.
  • Lead with continuous improvement mindset and can-do attitude.
  • Strong understanding of procurement, business and food/raw material industry.
  • Ability to understand/communicate/present and execute procurement strategies
  • Navigate within a cross functional matrix environment.
  • Successfully lead or participate in multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contract management and resolution procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 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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