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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1943

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


Corbion is looking for a proactive, team oriented Bakery Scientist with a can-do attitude to play a key role in developing new products for the baking industry, supporting internal partners and guiding customers. This team works closely with the bakery industry team and RDA technology teams in leading and executing projects that will deliver products to meet the market and customer needs.  The ideal candidate is highly motivated and organized, able to manage multiple projects at once.  Communication skills are also key to success in this role, which is based in Lenexa, Kansas.



  • Work as a technical leader and/or a team member in a cross-functional team environment to deliver business needed results.
  • Conduct and manage assigned projects independently from initial research through generating reports and making presentations regarding results, all while adhering to timelines and cost constraints.
  • Transfer bench top development to pilot scale production and retail/wholesale manufacturing.
  • Work with customers to launch new products, train on new technologies, trouble shoot problems and offer technical solutions.
  • Serve as a technical resource for both internal and external partners.
  • Take on additional tasks as needed to support company's business goals.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry, or related fields with 5+ years technical experience/development work with a major food or food ingredient company is required. 
  • Master’s Degree, AIB, or CMB a plus.
  • Must be broadly trained in food science technologies, application knowledge in functional ingredients related to baking including as grains, flours, starches, fibers, sweeteners, hydrocolloids, lipids, enzymes, oxidation, emulsifiers, preservatives and leavening agents.
  • Strong formulation and industrial processing knowledge relating to bakery products.
  • Customer focused, results-driven approach, capable of building trusted relationship with customers and become their go-to expert.
  • Proven understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.
  • May need to travel overnight 20-30%.

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

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