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Public Affairs Manager

Job Category:  Corporate Communications
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Amsterdam, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3133

Corbion creates sustainable ingredients based on nature's resources. This is how we contribute to preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


As our Public Affairs Manager you will focus on the coordination of Corbion's public affairs strategy, achieving support by regulators and value chain partners for Corbion's product offering. This is a global role with a key focus on the European Union. You report to the Senior Director Public Affairs and Communications, and will have a strong connection to our Corporate HQ in Amsterdam.


The nature of the position requires frequent presence in Brussels. We do support hybrid working from Belgium or The Netherlands.


Responsibilities include


  • Develop the strategic direction for Corbion's advocacy work (with an initial focus on the EU) and its translation into specific objectives and action plans, in collaboration with sr. dr. corporate communication and company experts.
  • Identify and address legislative and political risks and opportunities impacting Corbion.
  • Advocacy with policy makers, government officials, regulators to support Corbion’s business objectives.
  • Shape Corbion's narrative and messaging for use with key stakeholders that takes into account the sustainability agenda and leading the development of new advocacy materials that communicate the value of Corbion for policymakers in a compelling way.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with external stakeholders such as key officials and politicians in the EU institutions, Member State Permanent, Representations, trade associations, NGOs, industry peers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with relevant internal stakeholders and assist with the communication and education of policy issues and positions.
  • Represent Corbion to policymakers and, together with Corbion experts industry, trade associations, think-tanks and other forums, and ensure Corbion is perceived to be an active, forward thinking participant in the policy debate.
  • Brief senior management ahead of meetings with for instance representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, NGOs, research institutes.
  • Produce regular insights on political developments that may impact the industry.




  • University degree (or equivalent), Master’s degree - an advantage.
  • At least 6 years of experience in public affairs, regulatory affairs and/or policies in the EU, experience in the US - an advantage.
  • Good understanding of the EU policy files resorting under the Farm to Fork Strategy, Sustainable Chemicals Strategy, the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Fit for 55 Package.
  • Experienced in creating effective relationships with key stakeholders, government officials and other relevant value chain partners in the field of plastics.
  • Thrives on a challenging and fast-paced environment.
  • Professional-level writing, editing, messaging and storytelling skills.
  • Excellent diplomacy, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to effectively network and function in a complex internal and external ecosystem of colleagues, stakeholders, and influencers.



Our offer


We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. You will be based in the Corbion head office in Amsterdam or employed in a hybrid manner in the Brussels area. A successful incumbent will have the opportunity to grow their career by taking on additional responsibility and increasing their influence.


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 diverse teams
  • 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.


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 € 1070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2400 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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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