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Product Development Specialist functional formulations for Foods

Job Category:  Product Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Shanghai, CN

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1871

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


Major Responsibility:

  • Leading product development and innovation Projects for SFS China.
  • Testing proposed formulations on their stability & shelf life.
  • Providing technical expertise and support for approved projects.
  • Development of new products and optimizing existing products from feasibility to implementation and deliver these through projects, either as a Project Lead or technical lead.
  • Partnering with other RD teams and providing technical support for SFS China projects.
  • Support to sales and Business Development for Customer support and requests.
  • Support Product Management, Quality, Supply Chain, Third party manufacturing and OEMs in China (mainly blenders) in product and process optimization.
  • Safeguard the Food-technology expertise in Corbion Food, and keep self and team updated with the latest technologies that can support the China strategy.
  • Manages time and resources (materials, equipment, people) to achieve weekly / monthly goals.
  • Identifies opportunities to make continuous improvements. Sets quality standards for existing products, services, production or operational processes in response to customer needs
  • Identify and setup external networks for scientific improvement and partnerships in projects



  • MSc degree in Chemistry, Food Science with formulation experience (specifically in the area of creating formulation blends) with minimum 10 years industry experience in product/process and/or formulation development.
  • Experience in developing powdered blends & measuring their stability is a requirement.
  • Proven experience with  innovation project and process management, product management and formulation optimization.
  • Proven experience with leading multidisciplinary teams in a multi-functional project environment.
  • Passionate about food, food preservation, and innovation.
  • Customer focused and solution oriented mindset.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal).
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent team-player skills, and able to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Creative and drive for success.
  • Pragmatic and can-do mentality. 
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and proactive approach.
  • Bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Multiple projects/tasks management skills.
  • Participating in Scientific communities.
  • Available to travel up to 30% of the time.


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 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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