Share this Job
Apply now »

Product Manager Esters & Co-Polymers

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1655

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


To meet increasing demand from different industries such as electronics, bioplastics, industrial biochemicals, agrochemicals and animal health we are investing in new assets, such as a new lactic acid plant in Thailand. To execute our growth strategy we currently have an opportunity for a Product Manager Esters & Co-Polymers.


As our Product Manager you take responsibility for executing the product strategy for Esters & Co-polymers, including its production footprint expansion and business development roadmap. You play a key role in the development of this strategy. You ensure that the products are available with strong value propositions and sustainable profitability. In order to do so you work closely with Sales, R&D and Operations. You form a team with business developers and report to the Director Product Management Esters & Co-Polymers.




  • Own and execute product line strategies in alignment with global product strategy for Esters & Co-Polymers.
  • Translate competitive insights into strategic and tactical actions of the product line.
  • Execute product management activities, including new product introductions, changes, rationalizations and documentation.
  • Set the price strategies and drive optimization of the annual revenue, margin and portfolio mix (P&L co-ownership).
  • Participate in global key account/customer contract negotiations and safeguard the execution of the agreed pricing strategies.
  • Drive market and business development of the product line in close collaboration with sales and business development teams to meet pipeline targets.
  • Support customers on product related questions when needed.
  • Own the product specifications and serve as product expert.
  • Collaborate with Operations in managing on structural customer complaints and supply issues handling.
  • Develop, define and drive product related improvement initiatives - aligned with business unit and manufacturing priorities.
  • Drive new product development working with R&D.
  • Drive projects together with project managers (e.g. innovation projects, CAPEX, business improvement projects).
  • Streamline communications between the commercial teams and operations teams and other internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure regulatory registrations and compliance in various countries with regulatory support.
  • Manage demand and supply with sales, marketing and supply chain (S&OP).
  • Propose yearly budget for the product lines.
  • Driving demand shaping activities on constrained assets (preventing long term shortage).
  • Crisis management (supply shortage, product failure or regulatory changes).


About you


We are looking for an experienced and creative product manager with proven success in growing sales and profitability of a chemical product portfolio in a variety of different end markets. In addition, a successful candidate meets the following qualifications:


  • Msc or BSc education in relevant science (marketing, business administration)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a product management and/or business development role in a demand- and supply driven industry
  • Balance of commercial, supply chain and technical know-how, skills, affinity and experience.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record within a complex global matrix environment
  • Ability to identify unmet needs and capture associated value.


Our offer


We offer the opportunity to be part of the bio-based revolution and take on global responsibility within a global market leader in raw materials for bio-based ingredients, chemicals and plastics. A work environment with friendly, dedicated and hands-on colleagues where all are willing to put in the ground work to achieve our goals. 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.
  • Training on the job and a development plan ready for you. 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 

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 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


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.

Job Segment: Biochemistry, Agricultural, Medical, Supply Chain Manager, Product Development, Science, Agriculture, Healthcare, Operations, Research

Apply now »