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Global Business Development Director Drug Delivery

Job Category:  Business Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  940

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


The Biomaterials Business Unit develops, produces and sells monomers and degradable polymers as raw materials to support implantable technologies as diverse as cardiovascular devices, orthopedic implants, tissue regeneration scaffolds and wound management systems and to formulate controlled release Drug Delivery Products


Corbion’s Biomaterials products are developed and produced (often to customer specifications) in our factories in Gorinchem, the Netherlands and Tucker, GA - the United States supported by years of expertise across everything from contract manufacturing to custom synthesis.  When it comes to biomedical and resorbable polymers, our track record stretches back to the 1960s.


To support the increasing developments and business growth in the field of our high quality resorbable polymers Corbion’s Biomaterials business unit we have a vacancy for a Business Development Director focusing on the Drug Delivery market.


As the Business Development Director Drug Delivery you develop and execute the global business development strategy of Corbion biomaterials for Drug Delivery markets. You will be an active member of the Biomaterials Management Team in the Netherlands as well as  the Global Biomaterials Leadership Team.




  • Develop and execute global business development strategy in the Drug Delivery market
  • Realize strategic growth targets of Biomaterials in the Drug Delivery market, including the development of a project pipeline
  • Support global sales organization in developing new business in the Drug Delivery market together with the Technical Market Manager
  • Establish and maintain a global network
  • Representation of Corbion within the Drug Delivery market
  • Provide operational and strategic contributions to the MT Biomaterials NL in order to realize current and future goals
  • Budget: responsible for the expense budget of the BD department
  • Member of the Management Team Biomaterials NL
  • Member of the Global Leadership Team Biomaterials





We are looking for an experienced business development leader with a strong technical background.

In addition a successful candidate meets the following requirements:


  • MSc degree in a relevant technical area such as pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer technology or similar.
  • At least 10 years of  experience in business development in the medical or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in the drug delivery market.
  • The ability to work with different business models.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prioritize between business opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills and customer focus.
  • Ability to travel globally (estimated 25-40%).


Our offer


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.


About Corbion


Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.


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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