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Principal Specialist Process Technology

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2479

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



Do you want use your expertise & skills in the field of Process Technology and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As our Principal Specialist Process Technology you will work for the Global R&D Department in Gorinchem. The team is working on exciting multidisciplinary projects in the field of process development supporting our business units as well as the new business incubator. The team is working on projects to drive efficiency and sustainability improvements in our Lactic Acid (derivative) processes and processes in our Algae ingredient business.



As our Principal Specialist Process Technology your main responsibilities are to:


· Lead the development, optimization and implementation of new technologies to improve our processes

· Bring the technology challenges of commercial plants into R&D through translating problems to lab-scale trials

· Develop improved process concepts and guide equipment selection aiming at creating sustainable processes to enable future net-zero operation.

· Scout external developments in the field and translate these into internal or open innovation projects.

· Steer and support the implementation of technology from R&D to pilot plants

· Support intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments in process technology related matter

· Coach junior colleagues in the field of Process Technology



About you

In addition to your educational achievements on a pDEng/PhD level in chemical/process technology the successful candidate for the position of Principal Specialist Process Technology must also have:


· More than 10 years of industrial work experience in a relevant Process Industry field

· State of the art expertise in process development, equipment selection & design

· Experience with a broad range of unit operations like solid-liquid separations, membrane separations, extraction technology, ion-exchange and drying

· Experience in (high level) cost evaluation is a plus

· Willingness to travel

· Fluency in English (oral and written)

· Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity



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 Principal Specialist Process Technology we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: Leadership, self-management, integrity, self-confidence, creativity and conceptual thinking


You will be part of the competence center that is responsible for process design of all Corbion manufacturing processes, shaping the processes of the future and bringing step change improvement to our existing sugar based processes.


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 

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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