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Product Management Specialist - Specialty Chemicals
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Product Management Specialist - Specialty Chemicals

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

Corbion is the global market leader in development and production of Lactic Acid and Lactic Acid Derivatives. With our portfolio of sustainable products, we are active in diverse markets such asFood Ingredients, Home & Personal care, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Agrochemicals, Animal Nutrition and Bioplastics. We have plants in The Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, the United States and Brazil.

To meet increasing demand from different industries such as PLA (biobased and biodegradable polymers), biochemicals, food- and pharma, we are investing in new assets, such as a new $190 mn lactic acid plant in Thailand.

To execute our growth strategy we currently have an opportunity for aProduct Management Specialistfor our Lactic acid and derivative portfolio.

As our Product Management Specialist you take responsibility for managing Products throughout the product life cycle from planning to execution in support of organizational strategy and objectives, making sure the products are available & sustainably profitable today, tomorrow & in the future, working close with Product Management Team, Sales, Business Development, R&D and Operations.


  • Support development and execution of medium and long term product strategy
  • Set up new products and manage the introduction phase
  • Manage the lifecycle of the products by managing product changes and documentation, end of life rationalization
  • Keeping documentations up-to date (PDS, SDS, Labels)
  • Active engagement in product development and project management e.g. type 1 innovation, CAPEX, business improvement
  • Keep good communication lines between the commercial teams, operations teams and other internal stakeholders
  • Manage any discrepancies in demand and supply with sales, marketing and supply chain (S&OP)
  • Support for special documentation needed for LAD product portfolio in order to support customers & Sales
  • Support market and business development activities
  • Actively provide support to customers on product related questions when needed
  • Own the product specifications and act as product expert
  • Work with Operations in managing on structural customer complaints and supply issues handling
  • Ensuring regulatory registrations and compliance in various countries with regulatory support
  • Crisis management (supply shortage, product failure or regulatory changes
  • Manage together with Marketing, global market activities, exhibitions, brochures, presentations etc..
  • Manage with Marketing/ Insights; Keep track of competitive information for LAD product portfolio
  • Coordination with RA & QA/QC for customer requests, audit's, registrations and other market/product needs


We are looking for a dedicated and creative product management professional. A successful candidate meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in relevant science (chemistry, marketing, business administration)
  • At least 2 years of experience in product management
  • Understanding of product sales processes
  • Fluent in English
  • Analytically skilled
  • Hands on mentality
    Knowledge about cGMP (and pharma guidelines)

Our offer

We offer the opportunity to be part of the bio based revolution and take on global responsibility within the global market leader in raw materials for bio based ingredients, chemicals and plastics. A work environment with friendly, dedicated and hands-on colleagues where all are willing to put in the ground work to achieve our goals.In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits
  • 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 bio-based products.
  • Training on the job and a development plan ready for you. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

We actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute towards 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

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.

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