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11 December 2023

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TotalEnergies Corbion

We are hiring!

TotalEnergies Corbion is a global technology leader in bioplastics, we produce and commercialize Poly Lactic Acid or PLA. Our Luminy® PLA offers a 75% reduction in carbon footprint compared to most traditional, fossil-based plastics! Luminy® PLA bioplastics can have a real and meaningful impact towards creating a better planet for current and future generations.


Our core values are Safety, Integrity, Ambition, and We enable others to do good. And we act like it. In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute towards our shared objectives and values. By joining TotalEnergies Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride of your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


What is the purpose of the job?

The main purpose is to follow and influence the global coordination of TotalEnergies Corbion's public and regulatory affairs strategy aimed at achieving support by regulators and value chain partners for TotalEnergies Corbion's bioplastics product offering. Plastics are a key focus in many legislative dossiers and bioplastics can offer environmental benefits in the transition to a more circular and sustainable economy. The role is a global role with a key focus on the European Union and a few key growth areas in Asia, including for example China and Taiwan.


What is your specific duty?

Translating the purpose results in the following specific job activities:

  • Designing a global public affairs strategy and coordinating engagement with different national and regional public authorities.
  • Ensuring TotalEnergies Corbion has an effective network of political, regulatory and stakeholder contacts.
  • Identifying and managing strategic public affairs partnerships, including active membership of relevant trade associations and value chain initiatives.
  • Represent TotalEnergies Corbion at relevant trade associations and drive favorable legislation for bioplastics.
  • Aligning and leveraging public affairs activities in collaboration with our two parent companies, Corbion and TotalEnergies.
  • Monitor regulatory proposals and assess the impact on our business. Be a key focal point in the organization to explain the risks and opportunities of newly adopted regulations for (bio)plastics.
  • Aligning activities in the field of corporate and product communication with communications manager; provide input and guidance for the technical sustainability manager.
  • Provide strategic advice to senior management on public affairs issues.
  • Identify and instruct public affairs advisors where and when needed.


What does your background and skillset look like?

It’s useful if you recognize yourself in the below profile.


  • Experience:
  • University degree (or equivalent). Master’s degree - an advantage.
  • At least 6-8 years of experience in public affairs, regulatory affairs and/or policies in the EU, experience in the US and/or China- an advantage.
  • Knowledge & Skills:
  • Good understanding of the crucial issues related to plastics, plastics packaging, plastic recycling and preferably knowledge of circular and sustainable value propositions.
  • Experienced in creating effective relationships with key stakeholders, government officials and other relevant value chain partners in the field of plastics.
  • Strong communication skills; fluent in English. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thrives on a challenging and challenging environment.
  • Excellent diplomacy, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to effectively network and function in a complex internal and external ecosystem of colleagues, stakeholders, and influencers.

These criteria are an indication of the profile we are looking for. Research shows that male candidates often apply when they see a 60% match with the profile, while women only apply when they see a 100% match. If you don’t meet all the criteria but you do believe that this is the right position for you, we kindly invite you to apply anyway or get in touch.


Who are we and what do we offer you?

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits, and your location will be in TotalEnergies Corbion head office in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, or Brussels, Belgium. The position will require trips to other regions, including mainland China. You will be part of our Marketing team and work together with a group of 30 colleagues in our office. Our company is made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision.


Our employees are passionate about what they do: they are experts in their field, eager to develop for the future and motivated by developing sustainable solutions.

Our leaders are our role models, they guide us the way to sustainable innovation by expressing our core values and competencies.


We offer you the chance to join a global fast-growing company with a mission to create a better planet for current and future generations:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference.
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Friendly & informal culture in a demanding professional environment


Interested? Get in touch!

We are looking for the best match from both sides. Submitting your resume and cover letter to Tessa Blok, our HR manager and we will guide you through the rest of the process.

TotalEnergies Corbion

Stadhuisplein 70
4203 NS Gorinchem
The Netherlands
T +31 183 713 200