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Product Management Specialist

Posted 14 Jul 2024
Work experience
2 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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

Corbion is seeking a strong, growth oriented Product Specialist to manage the product life cycle in support of organizational strategy and objectives, working with internal cross-functional partners to ensure products are available & sustainably profitable short and long-term. This role reports to the Director, Product Management for our lactic acid division.


  • Support the development and execution of medium and long term product strategy
  • Set-up new products and manage the introduction phase
  • Manage the life-cycle of the products by managing product changes and documentation (PDS, SDS, Labels), end of life rationalization
  • Actively engage in product development and project management (type 1 innovation, CAPEX, business improvement)
  • Consistently communicate with internal partners including commercial teams, operations teams and other internal stakeholders
  • Manage discrepancies in supply and demand with sales, marketing and supply chain
  • Support documentation requirements needed for LAD product portfolio
  • Pro-actively support customers regarding product related concerns
  • Own the product details and specifications, operate as internal product expert
  • Partner with operations to manage customer complaints and supply issues
  • Ensure global regulatory registrations and compliance
  • Manage crises including supply shortage, product failure or regulatory changes
  • Align with marketing and insights to monitor competitive activities within LAD product portfolio
  • Coordinate with research and quality regarding customer requests, audits, registrations and other market/product needs
  • Provide pricing guidance for the product portfolio in line with portfolio profitability targets


  • Bachelor’s in relevant science (chemicals, marketing, business administration)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in product management
  • Strong understanding of product sales processes
  • Ability to analyze current business situation and strategize short and long term
  • Hands on mentality with past success managing projects and meeting deadlines
  • Self-starter who can work independently or partner with internal cross-functional teams

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 2023, Corbion generated annual sales of €1,443.8 million and had a workforce of 2,727 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:

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.

The start of your career at Corbion offers many chances where you have the advantages of a dynamic, multinational organization. There is an informal atmosphere and the culture promotes self-management. Corbion offers you the unique possibility to be trained by our own professionals in the world of biobased products. Corbion offers possibilities for graduates and professionals, with or without experience.

Foods & Beverages
2,000 employees