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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2945

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


Corbion is seeking a Bakery Scientist to join our Bakery Applications Team, a critical part of the Corbion RDA Food team.  In this role you will play a key role in validating new technologies and developing new products for the baking industry.  You will work with internal partners (Sales, Procurement, Operations, Product Management and Business Development) to lead and execute projects to deliver products that meet market and customer needs.



  • Work as a technical leader and/or partner in cross-functional teams to deliver business needed results.
  • Conduct and manage assigned projects independently including up front knowledge seeking, developing and executing technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating project status and results internally and externally, generating reports and making presentations.
  • Transfer bench top development to pilot scale production and to retail/wholesale manufacturing.
  • Act as subject matter expert to customers in launching new products, giving trainings on new technologies, and helping trouble shoot problems and offer technical solutions.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience/development work with a major food or food ingredient company. Master’s Degree, AIB, or CMB a plus, but not required.
  • Broadly trained food science technologist with strong application knowledge in functional ingredients related to baking. This includes such categories 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, able to build trusted relationship with customers and become their go-to expert.
  • Strong people skills (both in leading a project and in working with peers and management) with open and clear communication skills.
  • Proven success managing projects and using experimental design and statistical analysis.

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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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.

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