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Process Development Specialist

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3824

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 contribute to the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As our Process development specialist you will work for the Global R&D Department at our location in Gorinchem. At this site we have our largest lactic acid derivative production facility which serves all of our Non-Bakery food market units as well as our Biochemicals Unit. Additionally this site accommodates our Biomaterials plant as well as the Corbion Innovation Centre.


As our Process development specialist your main responsibilities are to exploit and extend your expertise to explore downstream process concepts and develop new processes, delivering from feasibility through pilot to implementation. You will build insight, know-how and skills in multiple relevant fields of expertise. Furthermore this role is focused on:


  • Executing projects to support the development, optimization and migration of new or existing process steps
  • Translating the technology challenges of commercial plants to lab-scale trials at R&D
  • Developing process concepts and models, supporting product models
  • Building, maintaining and exploiting process development and implementation skills
  • Assisting in implementation of technology from R&D to pilot plants
  • Supporting intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments with relevant expertise
  • We offer you the opportunity to coach and develop junior specialists, technicians and/or trainees


 About you

In addition to your educational achievements on a PDEng/PhD level in process technology the successful candidate for the position of Process development specialist must also have:


  • At least 3+ years of industrial work experience in a relevant Process Industry field
  • State of the art expertise in process development and equipment selection
  • Preferably experience with solid-liquid separations, membrane separations and drying
  • Experience with process modeling
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity


As the Process Development Specialist 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 center that is responsible for process development of all Corbion manufacturing processes, shaping the processes of the future and bringing step change improvement to our existing sugar based processes.


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




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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