Dec 21, 2018

Senior Specialist Process Development

  • Corbion
  • 3114 NN Zuid, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you want to use your expertise & skills in the field of Process Design and -Development and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As our Senior Specialist Process Development you will work for the Global R&D Department at our location in Gorinchem. At this site we have our largest lactic acid derivative production facility which serves all of our Non-Bakery food market units as well as our Biochemicals Unit. Additionally this site accommodates our Biomaterials plant as well as the Corbion Innovation Centre

As our Senior Specialist Process Development your main responsibilities are to exploit and extend your expertise to translate business requirements into research strategies to explore, discover, develop, and design new products, processes and applications from feasibility through implementation. You will build insight, know-how and skills in multiple relevant fields of expertise. Furthermore this role is focused on:

  • Building & maintaining broad process development and implementation skills
  • Supporting implementation, optimization, cost reduction and migration of new or existing process steps
  • Bringing the technology challenges of commercial plants into R&D through translating problems to lab-scale trials
  • Assisting in implementation of solutions from R&D to commercial plants
  • Supporting intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments with relevant expertise
  • Defining and leading small project teams to develop innovations
  • We offer you the opportunity to coach and develop specialists, scientists, technicians and/or trainees

About you

In addition to your educational achievements on a PDEng/PhD level in chemical engineering (or another relevant field like food processing) the successful candidate for the position of Sr Process Design Specialist must also have:

  • 5+ years of industrial work experience in a relevant Process Industry field (chemical, biochemical or food)
  • State of the art expertise in process development and affinity with process modelling
  • Preferably experience with process development in solid-liquid separation, membrane separation and drying
  • Experience with leading (small) teams, and experience / affinity with leading projects / workstreams
  • Ability to evaluate and supervise PhD level work
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity

At Corbion, we look for employees who can:
SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change
FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers
DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams 

As the Senior Process Design Specialist we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies: Leadership, self-management, integrity, self-confidence, creativity and conceptual thinking

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 us

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. We develop sustainable ingredient solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations. 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. We have factories in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand and the United States. Corbion has a worldwide network of sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries. Quality, product innovation, and customer orientation are important attributes for our client, which is also characterized by being a collegial, informal and result-oriented company culture. Want to know more about what it's like to work at Corbion? Look at:

How to apply

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