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Senior Specialist Process Development Food

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1117

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


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.


As our Specialist Process Technology 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. 




  • Providing technical expertise and support/lead Corbion projects according to the given priorities. Main attention will be given to the down stream processing, and implementation of new products and processes.
  • Define, plan and ensure the timely execution of the projects assigned.
  • Explore, develop and design processes and products, matching with business and operations requirements.
  • Drive the proper progression of the projects assgned, in line with the agreed budget, deliverables and timelines. Identify potential hurdles, and evaluate options, solutions, tactical and strategic plans to overcome them.
  • Coordinate and facilitate team meetings to discuss and resolve issues, take decisions.
  • Timely and quality reporting of results. Lead or provide support as subject matter expert to  activities, tech transfer and implementation (pilot, demo, production scale).
  • Build & maintain development and implementation expertise by an internal / external network; collect, generate, apply and make available knowledge in relevant expertise
  • Support or lead implementation, optimization, cost reduction and migration of new or existing processes and products at Corbions locations or at third parties.
  • Support intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales with relevant expertise
  • Keep stakeholders up to date regarding progresses. Ensure appropriate reports on progress and flag any relevant deviations from plan or issues of any kind, together with proposed corrective action plans. Prepare stage gate meetings and “sell” the team recommendation to the key decision makers.
  • Play a key role in translating the Business Strategy into the innovation opportunities, and its execution. Drive the research and exploration of new solutions and the improvement of the existing ones, in order to create both efficiency and profitable growth for Corbion.
  • Align on deliverables, timelines and milestones with the Project and or program Team and the other key stakeholders.
  • Drive the execution of the innovation strategic programs, where the end in mind is implementation of commercial productions and launch of new solutions in line with the SFS Business Strategy.


About you


We are looking for an experienced Process Development Specialist with a passion for innovative and sustainable process technology. In addition, a successful candidate will meet the following criteria


  • MSc Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science or equivalent education with minimum 10 years industry experience in the R&D and innovation area of food companies.
  • Strong project management skills, and drive for execution.
  • Proven experience with  innovation project and process management
  • Proven experience with leading R&D project teams in a multi-functional project environment.
  • Passionate about food, food preservation, and innovation.
  • Has industrial experience in the field of Down stream processes as evaporation, centrifugation, UHT, liquid slurries.
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20%)
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Customer focused and solution oriented mindset.
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity
  • Excellent team-player skills, and able to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Take initiative & have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Pragmatic and drive for success and result
  • Being flexible & stress resistant
  • Taking care of safe working environment in labs, pilot and demo facilities
  • Bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Multiple projects/tasks management skills.
  • Advanced in planning the activities



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 

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 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2.138 FTE. 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.

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