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Procurement Manager, NPR

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2084

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


The NPR (Non-Product Related) Procurement Manager is accountable for leading the indirect sourcing team within North America operation sites. You will explore, develop and execute category strategies. You will actively engage with supplier base, internal stakeholders, and cross-functional teams. In addition, you will be accountable for costs savings, ideation, process validations and improvements. You will deliver against individual, department  and company annual target while proactively updating management on projects, issues, and opportunities within scope of responsibility.



  • Develop, recommend and execute procurement strategies for the NPR Team.
  • Hire, train and manage direct reports against targeted objectives both at personal level and company level
  • Take an active role and work with internal stakeholders (Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Accounting etc.).
  • Provide timely and accurate updates to internal stakeholders as required.
  • Maintain contracts and commitments in a timely manner to understand financial exposure.
  • Identify and implement cost savings opportunities within the total supply chain.
  • Continuous Improvement Process mindset in order to deliver results within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Other duties as assigned to support business needs



  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, food industry, business, or related disciplines. Master's/MBA, a plus.
  • 6+ years’ experience in procurement/supply chain function within consumer packaged goods or food industry with specific focus on indirect spend involving multiple sites.
  • Detailed understanding of StP tools (SAP, KYOS) with advanced literacy in all Microsoft applications.
  • Strategic Procurement:
    • In depth experience with indirect materials and CapEx.
    • Understanding of markets of critical areas of spend management and fundamentals that make up price risk management.
    • Understand financial goals of Corbion and critical project timelines and proactively manage those activities.
    • Able to collaborate with others, develop, and execute sourcing strategies, and RFx packages.
    • Experience conducting bids & negotiating complex agreements.
    • Able to compare, contrast, and present summary of offers demonstrating values of quantitative and qualitative factors.
    • Financial understanding of lease structures, time value of money, and TCO.
    • Familiarity with supplier management and contract management.
    • Diligence to document activities in established systems for projects, savings, and compliance data.
  • Project Management:
    • Advanced skillset including time management, prioritization, and delivering on promise while managing multiple projects in a fast and dynamic environment.
    • Able to maintain active involvement and full awareness of Procurement specific teams, projects, and programs.
  • Leadership:
    • Must possess organizational awareness & business acumen, an understanding of team concept, and be willing to leading by example.
    • Proven experience of leading a team and delivering results in a timely fashion.
    • Able to lead meetings & small cross functional teams.
    • Understand and use change management principals and performance management.
    • Possess multicultural awareness and the ability to work and lead in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Communication:
    • Active listener with advanced communication skills in verbal, written, formal and informal presentation settings.
    • Possess emotional intelligence to understand, influence, and manage others expectations.


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 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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