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Senior Product Development specialist

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3941

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




Corbion's R&D Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) develops functional ingredients which enhance shelf life, food safety, texture, flavor and overall performance of food stuff. What makes us special is that all our ingredient solutions  are based on natural and sustainable resources. We closely work  together with our customers in co-developing innovative solutions. We have multi-disciplinary approach towards innovation together with marketing and sales. This is how we contribute to reducing food waste and improving food safety.


The Senior Product Development Specialist plays a key role in the investigation and development of new products & processes and customer based solutions. He or she leads development projects to support the Corbion growth strategy in close collaboration with other disciplines, including Business Development, Product Management, Sales, Regulatory Affairs, IP, Marketing and Operations. He/She will also work together with customers, suppliers and third parties  to provide the optimal solution. The Senior Product Development Specialist Food reports to the Manager Product Development R&D SFS.




  • Leading product development and innovation Projects for all Food based innovations for Corbion Food.
  • Providing technical expertise and support for approved projects.
  • Development of new products and optimizing existing products from feasibility to implementation and deliver these through projects, either as a Project Lead or technical lead.
  • Partnering with other (G)RD teams and providing technical support to Corbion prioritized projects.
  • Support to sales and Business Development for Customer support and requests.
  • Support Product Management, Quality, Supply Chain and Operations in product and process optimization.
  • Safeguard the Food-technology expertise in Corbion Food, and keep self and team updated with the latest technologies that can support the Corbion’s strategy.
  • Manage time and resources (materials, equipment, people) to achieve weekly / monthly goals.
  • Align on resources allocation with resource managers.
  • Identifies opportunities to make continuous improvements. Sets quality standards for existing products, services, production or operational processes in response to customer needs.
  • Identify and setup external networks for scientific improvement and partnerships in projects


About you


  • MSc or PhD degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with minimum 5 years industry experience in product/process and/or formulation development.
  • Proven experience with  innovation project and process management, product management and formulation optimization.
  • Proven experience with leading multidisciplinary teams in a multi-functional project environment.
  • Passionate about food, food preservation, and innovation.
  • Customer focused and solution oriented mindset.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Excellent team-player skills, and able to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Pragmatic and can-do/hands on mentality. 


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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