End to End Supply Chain Manager – corbion – Gorinchem


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




Are you ready to orchestrate the end to end supply chain for our Health and Nutrition business unit? Corbion has a unique opportunity for a hands-on professional with proven experience in multiple supply chain areas to support the growth ambition of this part of our business. In this pivotal role, you spearhead the development and safeguard excellent execution of supply chain strategies to optimize supply performance and costs.


The context


Corbion has a mature global supply chain team with demand management and supply planning teams, schedulers and material planners at each manufacturing site and a global warehousing and logistics team. The End-to-End supply chain role oversees all these activities and ensures the goals of the business unit are met in the most optimal way, supporting the functions where and when needed. As the End-to-End supply chain manager your part of a team of three colleagues and you report to the Director End-to-End supply chain.




  • Demand planning: Translate sales and business development plans, analyze trends and relevant data into a consensus forecast that will trigger the supply plan.
  • Supply planning and Inventory Management: Responsible to deliver a balanced supply plan that supports meeting the company targets for OTIF, working capital and efficiency, through working with the global supply planning and the site scheduling teams. Develop inventory management strategies.
  • Developing new supply chains and supply strategies: Lead the development and set up of supply chains related to sourcing, production, storage and distribution activities, master data on a global scale.
  • Site supply chain and regional Logistics: Develop strong interaction with leadership teams on the site(s) and worldwide Logistics teams to optimize execution of the supply plans, considering optimizing manufacturing capacity and lead times.
  • S&OP: Responsible to organize, prepare and lead the monthly meetings prepare supply scenarios to address manufacturing constraints, procurement and/or logistics issues. Review longer term production capacity to anticipate outsourcing and/or capital planning and investment. Create the executive report out to the BU Management Team, and the Executive S&OP
  • Risk Management and Contingency Planning: Identify potential supply chain risks and develop contingency plans to address disruptions in supply, such as natural disasters, geopolitical issues, or supplier failures.
  • Performance Measurement and Continuous Improvement: Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), analyze data to identify areas for improvement and implement initiatives to enhance efficiency, control and reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and meet financial targets.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Product Management, Customer Service, Global and local Logistics, Contract Manufacturing, SC Center of Excellence, Operations and Finance, to align supply chain activities with overall business goals. Communicate regularly with stakeholders to ensure alignment and address any issues or challenges that arise.
  • Cost management control: Support periodic freight tender and ensure freight costs competitiveness. Manage the outbound demurrage costs



About you


Qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain management.
  • Proven track record of success in multiple supply chain functions like: demand planning, supply planning, S&OP, inventory management, warehousing, logistics and/or process improvement.
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Understanding Business to Business Ingredients market and its customers, as well as complex supply chain structures, preferably in the (bio)chemical industry.
  • Thrives and ability to work in an environment that requires both tactical planning and hands on activities.
  • Nice to have: certifications like APICS (CSCP, CDPP) command of Portuguese language .



Our offer


  • Competitive salary & bonus scheme. A generous pension scheme. Flexible working hours and the ability to work from home for 3 days per week.
  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence.
  • A very dynamic, high impact working environment with unique personal development potential.
  • Great team of professional, global presence, innovative and highly engaged people.
  • Since this role has wide exposure within the Global Supply Chain and the business unit, you will have excellent career opportunities afterwards.
  • A company that is proud to take sustainability very serious and champions preservation in all its forms, finding new ways of operating in a changing environment (see our Sustainability Brochure and in our SDG Impact Assessment ‘Measuring What Matters’).




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 2023, Corbion generated annual sales of €1,443.8 million and had a workforce of 2,727 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


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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