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Director, Sales

Job Category:  Sales
Work Location:  Remote or Home Based
Office Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2024

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


Join our team as the Director of Sales, North America. In this position you will be responsible for not only managing the team but also helping them flourish and grow in their roles to ensure the growth of the business.



  • Contribute to development of strategies and tactics of global market unit in order to maintain and grow the business sustainably and profitably.
  • Maintain and build relationships with existing and new accounts, identify customer needs and provide appropriate product recommendations and sales to maintain and grow existing accounts.
  • Analyze industry and competitor trends to identify new sales opportunities, formulate target markets, monitor competitor activity and develop and implement appropriate response strategies.
  • Prepare market unit and specific key account budgets; administer department budget in accordance with company strategies and targets.
  • Recruit, train, develop, motivate and retain Account Manager and Sales Support Specialist.
  • Manage customer service including order processing, complaint resolution, billing, warehousing and logistics.
  • Direct marketing strategies (including budget, advertising, and trade shows) to promote market leadership, name recognition and increase market share for all product groups.
  • Lead and enable the team to prepare for future business growth in defined strategic growth areas (demand assessment, project initiation, positioning, and execution) with target customers.
  • Executes QESH standards per defined roles and responsibilities to ensure personal and product safety and quality.



  • BA/BS degree in food science or related degree preferred. Master’s degree strongly desired but not required.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in Sales Management.
  • In addition, 8 – 10 years experience in one of the following or a combination of Technical Sales, Account Management, and New Business Development
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Basic proficiency in MS Office. Highly customer focused.
  • Must be able travel 40 – 50%.

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 is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Medical, Nutrition, Medical Device, Food Science, Healthcare, Science

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