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Director Strategic Marketing - Algae Ingredients

Job Category:  Marketing
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4056

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




Within Corbion, the Algae Ingredients division develops new applications and markets for algae-based food and feed ingredients. We have a range of products that deliver breakthrough innovations for human and animal nutrition by offering cost-efficient, sustainable,  safe and clean algae oils, fats and proteins. 

We have an opportunity for an experienced Strategic Marketing Director who will take responsibility for structuring and leading Strategic Marketing projects and programs  that drive current and future revenue and profit growth and contributing to multidisciplinary projects.


The  Director Strategic Marketing - Algae Ingredients will structure and lead to the  Algae Ingredients Marketing efforts which are focused on the positioning of Corbion Algae Ingredients, the development of value propositions, the exploration and recommendation of future markets/applications and competitive analysis. He or she will be supported by a Marketing Manager who will develop communication materials to drive lead generation for existing product lines as well as sales collateral development.


The Marketing Director will report directly to the President of Algae Ingredients and will closely collaborate with other  functions such as Product Management, Business Development, Sales and Finance.




  • Develop  a B2B marketing strategy and leading the implementation and execution of said strategy.
  • Structure market development projects in order to develop new customer segments, application areas and regions.
  • Effectively position the new and existing products for maximum growth and profitability.
  • Develop and optimize value propositions.
  • Take ownership of branding, lead generation, advertising, sponsorships, events, digital marketing with the support of a marketing manager.
  • Focus on acquiring new and retaining existing customers.
  • Collaborate with an array of cross-functional team members and external parties is essential to increasing marketing's contribution to revenue.
  • Develop an internal and external network 


Desired Skills and Experience


We are looking for an experienced international B2B strategic marketing leader with a strong business acumen. In addition, the Marketing Director will meet the following criteria:


  • A degree in Marketing, International Business or similar; MBA preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position within the food ingredients industry.
  • A track record in driving international business growth through strategic marketing.
  • Strong analytical skills; including experience reviewing business performance results and making recommendations for future actions
  • Excellent communication skills – strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Dynamic, motivating, and entrepreneurial-minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and deadlines. Proactive mentality with curiosity and desire to learn.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, ability to manage multiple projects, ability to meet deadlines, and strong attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable with changing opportunities and priorities
  • Team player with ability to work cross-functionally in a matrix organization.
  • This position requires a candidate with a blend of strategy, technical, creative, analytic and project management expertise. The right candidate has a strong drive for results and a natural curiosity.


Our offer


We offer the opportunity to be part of a world class global team and work with a revolutionary product portfolio that adds value on all levels. A chance to take ownership and connect your personal success to the undisputable future of bio based food and feed ingredients.


In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits
  • 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 bio-based products.
  • Personal development opportunities. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


We actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute towards 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 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


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 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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