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Operations Manager - Chemical Manufacturing

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Montmeló, ES

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2881

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



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

Our lactic acid and derivatives plant In Spain, Montmeló (Barcelona), services all of our markets; Food, Biochemicals and Pharma. This site is labeled as an Innovation Plant within Corbion, meaning that this is often the first location to produce new products and implement new technologies. You will be part of a knowledgeable, versatile and creative team.

The Operations Manager leads the operation department at the Montmeló site (CMO) The operation department includes raw materials planning and purchasing, final product planning and scheduling, production, packaging, warehouse, orders preparations and trucks loading.


You will take part in the development of the CMO vision and strategy as member of the leadership team.




  • He/she leads and coordinates the operations processes in order to guarantee that products are produced safely, within the Corbion quality standards, produced timely to ensure a proper supply chain and at predetermined budget efficiencies (fixed and variable). Determine kpi's to ensure operations CMO targets. Search for synergies and more efficient processes between operation areas.
  • He/she is Responsible for an adequate plant organization to achieve the operation objectives. The plan includes people organization, engagement and training but also equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production and operational reports to identify operating or production problems. Search for, design, develop and implement operating methods and procedures  to eliminate operating problems to improve product quality and productivity.  Lead Operational Excellence program and improvement tools implementation
  • Takes part in the analysis, development and startup of new projects in operations such as innovative products, new processes, equipments or capacity and efficiency increase.
  • Coordinates actions and shares information with other company departments to achieve the company goals in safety, quality, delivery and efficiency (ESH, maintenance, QA, global planning, marketing, customer service, sales, etc.)
  • Interfaces with plant director, human resources, safety, quality, environmental, maintenance, engineering, global planning, CRM, Research, IT. Also with other Opcos areas managers to share info and benchmark.
  • Responsible for all the production, storage, packaging and warehouse facilities.




  • Educational background in manufacturing, engineering or chemicals;
  • Fluent English both writing and speaking;
  • 8 years’ experience as a production manager and managing personnel in a chemical industry.


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


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 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.

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Operations Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Biochemistry, Engineering, Operations, Science

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