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Procurement Buyer

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4296

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


Corbion is seeking a highly organized, growth oriented Procurement Buyer.  In this role, you will set up suppliers, purchase goods, materials and services to ensure Corbion’s operational needs are met, taking into account total cost, quality and delivery.  You will be accountable for continuity of supply, cost savings, and delivering against individual, department and company targets while proactively updating management on issues and opportunities.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services for Corbion production facilities in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders and order schedules and expedite delivery 
  • Resolves discrepancies and issues in invoices and purchase orders
  • Support the purchasing function and communicate supply concerns which may impact business operations
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects
  • Analyze new and existing costs and review cost reduction activities
  • Prepare and communicate reports and updates
  • Partner with peers to review opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Manage supplier rapport including researching new vendors, contract negotiation, communication, confirmations, expediting, problem resolution and evaluation
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and best practice procedures 



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in purchasing role
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with peers, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Detail oriented with strong communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment

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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