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Senior Responsible Sourcing Specialist

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2725

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


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


Sustainability is an integral part of Corbion's purpose to preserve what matters, by preserving food and food production, health and the planet. We have committed to ambitious Science-based targets to reduce our carbon footprint in line with the Paris agreement and to source our raw materials responsibly. We are looking for a Senior Responsible Sourcing Specialist to lead the implementation of our global responsible sourcing program.



The Senior Responsible Sourcing Specialist leads responsible sourcing initiatives, works closely with the Global Procurement Team to ensure that our suppliers meet Corbion's requirements and provides support to the different business units and functions on sustainability topics. Key accountabilities include:

  • Implementation of Corbion's responsible sourcing initiatives, including engagement with stakeholders and suppliers, development of policies, supplier assessment and approval, tracking of supplier sustainability performance using questionnaires and tools such as Sedex and RepRisk, and participation in industry networks such as Field to Market and the Social Value Initiative.
  • Social Value Assessment of Corbion's supply chain including Corbion's own facilities and suppliers.
  • Advise and respond to sustainability related customer requests including sustainability questionnaires. Provide input to internal and external data requests/analysis as needed.
  • Be a sustainability champion and engage employees in our sustainability ambitions through workshops and other engagement activities.


About You

In addition to a passion for sustainability and strong communication skills, a successful candidate for the position of Senior Responsible Sourcing Specialist will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supply chain issues and different sourcing strategies.
  • Passion for corporate social responsibility, sustainable agriculture/regenerative agriculture and human rights.
  • Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop key messages for internal and external communication. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in English.
  • Ability to travel within the US and internationally on a regular basis.

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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