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Global Business Development Manager - sustainable Specialty Chemicals

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3070

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



Vacancy (Sr) Business Development Manager Lactic Acid group


Corbion is the global market and cost leader in development and production of Lactic Acid and Lactic Acid Derivatives. With our portfolio of sustainable products, we are active in diverse markets such as food ingredients, home & personal care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, agrochemicals, animal nutrition and bioplastics. We have plants in The Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, the United States and Brazil.


To meet increasing demand from different industries such as , Home and Personal Care , 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 (Sr) Business Development Manager.


As our Business Development Manager you take responsibility for driving the business development activities executing the product strategy for Lactic Acid, aligning with the regional business development agenda and driving the global BD agenda. In alignment with product management you work on production footprint expansion and the 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, product management R&D and Operations. You form a team with regional business developers and report to the Director Product Management Lactic Acid and By products.




  • Own and execute product line strategies in alignment with global product strategy for Lactic Acid
  • 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 for value propositions with product management and drive business development and growth agenda
  • Participate in global key account/customer contract negotiations and drive the business development agenda with Local BD
  • 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
  • serve as product expert from application level
  • Collaborate with Operations and product management in managing on structural customer complaints and supply issues handling
  • 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 through product management with sales, marketing and supply chain (S&OP)
  • Propose yearly budget for the product lines and drive pipeline development




We are looking for an experienced and creative Business Development 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)
  • At least 10 years of experience in a business development and or product management 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 

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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