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Manager, RD&A- Enzymes

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  393

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


The Functional Ingredients Team is a critical part of the Corbion RDA (Research, Development and Applications) Food team which plays a key role in delivering food technology and application projects that will support Corbion ingredient solutions and bakery ingredient business. For this function, we are looking for a well-trained scientist who is specialized in enzyme chemistry and analysis with a focus on cereal chemistry. The Manager, RDA- Enzymes will work closely with the bakery industrial team and RDA Directors of Technology and Application to support execution of projects that will deliver products which meet the market and customer needs. This position serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in technical and applications knowledge and supports knowledge transfer for our internal and external customers.



  • Lead or support in a cross functional team environment as a subject matter expert in enzyme applications and related projects.
  • Lead and/or support enzyme-related food application projects, with a focus on baking application and cereal chemistry.
  • Support enzyme biochemical analysis and research to build the enzyme analysis capabilities in RDA through the Director of Technology and Director of Application..
  • Develop and implement enzyme solutions, capabilities and procedures by providing technical insights and support to the RDA Directors and team. Help to strengthen RDA's enzyme science and technology competencies which support the strategy.
  • Support Sales and Corbion customers with their needs in enzyme analysis, trouble-shooting, solution development/implementation, and training.
  • Work closely with enzyme suppliers in learning and transforming their new technologies to application solutions that will create value to Corbion and our customers.
  • Proactively participate in building project pipeline by offering enzyme and enzyme application expertise and  technical insights.
  • Additional duties as determined by business needs.



  • Bachelor's degree Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry or Cereal Chemistry is required, Master's degree preferred.
  • 4+ years' experience in related research labs; training and experience in Food Science is required. 
  • Solid understanding of various enzymes and their applications in food, a plus
  • Able to conduct various enzyme biochemical analysis, such as various enzyme activity assays, SDS-PAGE, Weston blot, HPLC, etc.
  • Understanding of the principles of food science, functional ingredients in foods, cereal chemistry,baking applications and food analytical techniques is required.
  • Customer focused with a drive for results/can-do mentality is a must.  Must be able to  build trusted relationship with customers and become their go-to expert.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent time-management and a passion for driving results. 
  • Excellent and clear verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Able to initiate projects and bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills required to manage multiple projects/ tasks at once.
  • Team-player: builds on expertise of others, and capable of connecting the dots to drive for optimal results.
  • Competent in learning the innovation process management and project management
  • Good problem solving skills,  capable of using tools in experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Overnight travel up to 30% may be required.


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.


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 with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Corbion Human Resources department.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.




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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