Senior R&D Manager Food Fermentation
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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 together with marketing and sales. This is how we contribute to reducing food waste and improving food safety.

The Sr. Manager Fermentation plays a key role in the investigation and development of new solutions that will contribute to the execution of the ambitious Growth Strategy of Corbion in the Natural Preservation and Functional Systems Business.

He / She reports to the Head of R&D SFS and leads a team of experts with main focus on Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation Technology to deliver functional food ingredients that are key to the safety, shelf life, and overall properties of Food Stuff.

He / She works in close cooperation with, and not only, main stakeholders like the rest of the R&D experts, BDM’s, Application & Technical Service, PM’s, Sales, IP, Marketing, Operations, Regulatory, as well as Customers and third parties.


As Manager of the Fermentation team, your key responsibilities include, and are not limited to :

  • Lead your Team in line with the Business Strategy and Innovation Roadmap for the Preservation and Functional Systems solutions of Corbion SFS.
  • Set clear direction for the team, fully aligned with the R&D SFS and the wider Corbion SFS strategy.
  • Oversee the projects pipeline of competence and its progression, and guarantee their delivery OTIF in line with the plans.
  • Manage the resources allocation to projects in line with the Business priorities, identify potential hurdles, and evaluate options, solutions, tactical and strategic plans to overcome them.
  • Work and communicate effectively with all cross-functional team members to promote the R&D culture of team delivery.
  • Lead complex projects through managing the cross-functional teams under the guidance of stage gate process.
  • Build, strengthen, and safeguard the Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation expertise and competences of the team.
  • Build, maintain, and strengthen the expertise and capabilities within the whole company.
  • Play a key role in translating the Business Strategy into the Technology Roadmap, and its execution. Drive the research and exploration of new solutions and the improvement of the existing ones, in order to create profitable growth for Corbion.
  • Support Sales, Application & Technical Service, and Corbion Customers for the needs in food applications, trouble-shooting, solution development / understanding, and trainings.
  • Proactively develop the project pipeline in collaboration with the main stakeholders, in line with the Corbion’s KPI’s and profitable growth targets.
  • Drive the science / technologies in line with Market trends, Consumers and Customers' needs for innovative products.
  • Work with external parties (i.e. universities, suppliers, etc.) in new developments, in order to complement and strengthen Corbion’s capabilities.
  • About you

  • MSc in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Biology or equivalent scientific education. Any further educations / PhD is a plus.
  • Specialized in Industrial Microbiology with focus on Food Fermentation, and with a good understanding of various food applications and food science.
  • At least 10 year experience in the Fermentation technology within the Food Industry.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in a similar managerial position.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Capable to translate the scientific / technical knowledge into profitable business opportunities.
  • Working knowledge of innovation processes and project management, in a multi-functional project environment.
  • Familiar with complex and international environment, within a matrix organization.
  • Passionate about food, food preservation, and innovation.
  • Customer focused and solution oriented mindset.
  • Capable of building trusted relationship with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong team-player skills : build on expertise of others, and able of connecting the dots to drive for success.
  • Bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Multiple projects / tasks management skills.
  • 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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