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APAC Business Development Manager Food Preservation

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

Singapore, SG

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  957

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



Corbion's R&D Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) develops functional ingredients which enhance shelf life, food safety, texture, flavor and overall performance of food stuff. What makes us special is that all our ingredient solutions  are based on natural and sustainable resources. We closely work  together with our customers in co-developing innovative solutions. We have multi-disciplinary approach towards innovation. This is how we contribute to reducing food waste and improving food safety.


The Business Development Manager APAC plays a key role in the Sustainable Food Solutions business unit and reports into the Business Development Director APAC. The Business Development Manager will  takes an active role in a team that is responsible for implementing new solutions and value propositions in line with the Corbion strategy. Close collaboration with R&D, Sales & Customers is expected.




  • Lead the testing, validation and proving commercial viability of new propositions/food solutions in line with the strategic direction.
  • Implementing the newly proven food solutions in the APAC sales organization.
  • Work together with the technical services & application team and labto train the sales team to assure embedding in the sales process.
  • Participate in and/or Lead innovation projects, with the objective to develop new products and/or markets for the APAC region
  • Scout and identify new opportunities in the APAC region in line with the chosen strategy
  • Participate in projects with key accounts in collaboration with the Sales organization




We are looking for an experienced and proactive Business Development Manager who mets the following qualifications:


  • A degree in Food, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Microbiology or Chemistry, preferably combined with a business degree;
  • At least 5-10 years experience in the food ingredient industry, preferably combined with several years working in a FMCG food company;
  • Excellent interpersonal communications with the ability to use tact and diplomacy, while balancing with commitment to realize the objective.
  • The ability to work in cross-functional project teams in a matrix organization.
  • A self-motivated and an accountable team player;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability & willingness to travel > 35%, predominantly within the APAC region
  • Singapore permanent resident preferred.


Our offer

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:


  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


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 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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