Procurement Category Manager

Vacature Procurement Category Manager

As our Procurement Category Manager the main responsibility is to create product related categories for our European sites

Furthermore in this role you are focused on external markets, on results and delivering individual, department and company annual targets. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the raw material markets and manage the impact of price volatility on business performance
  • Deliver bottom-line improvements and drive top-line growth by supplier innovation
  • Develop and lead the sourcing strategies for your category whilst interacting with relevant business partners and stakeholders
  • Handle negotiations, seeking the best total cost ownership contracts and the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers

Working conditions are in an office environment and you will travel 5-10% of the time


Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. We develop sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and generations to come. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality 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, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and bioplastics. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture. Want to know more about what it's like to work at Corbion? Look at:

Profiel Procurement Category Manager

In addition to your educational achievements on a Master’s degree in Economics or Business, as the successful candidate for the position of Procurement Category Manager you must also have:

  • 3 - 6 years’ experience in international procurement of raw materials, logistics and utilities
  • Extensive experience with ERP (SAP), strategic sourcing methodologies (AT Kearny or others) and Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and project management experience, with focus on continuous improvement (Lean)
  • Experience as a change manager, who leads cross-functional/continuous improvement initiatives (procurement excellence)

At Corbion, we look for employees who can:

SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change

FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers

DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams

As the Procurement Category Manager you are an energetic professional. We need you to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: Outstanding drive for results and continuous improvements, external focus, strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects


Interested to join us? Please click on the button below, apply online and tell us who you are by attaching your CV and cover letter
For more information, please send an email to
Only Dutch residents will be considered

We will not respond to recruitment agency contact




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