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9 June 2022

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TotalEnergies Corbion

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TotalEnergies Corbion is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA is a versatile, biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. PLA offers a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics and can be mechanically or chemically recycled. It can be used in a wide range of markets and applications. TotalEnergies Corbion is a young and fast-growing company founded in 2017. We already operate a 75.000Ton/year PLA plant in Rayong, Thailand and we are planning to build an additional plant in Grandpuits, France. Within our Marketing team we currently have the open vacancy:

Product Management Specialist

As Product Management Specialist you will be responsible for the product related aspects of our bioplastics product portfolio. TotalEnergies Corbion's bioplastics are used in many market segments, including rigid food packaging, 3D printing, non-wovens, flexible packaging and durable goods. The role is a global role with a key focus on the operational aspects of product line & portfolio management, project management and product documentation. You will report to the Senior Product Market Manager and you will be part of the Marketing Team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the development and the execution of product strategies (portfolio management, pricing, positioning, new product development, market intelligence) in accordance with Product Market strategy.

  • Understand in detail key markets and applications for PLA and the technical, regulatory, certification for PLA customers.

  • Manage the product lifetime and product quality related aspects within the product portfolio, including product specifications, support to new product introductions, product rationalizations, product quality issue resolution (complaints).

  • Responsible for keeping an up to date set of product documentation, including safety and product datasheets and other product literature.

  • Support business growth opportunities identified by the business development team.

  • Responsible for QA and QC, including the ownership of the complaint handling


  • Responsible for maintaining the competitive intelligence overview.

  • Represent and connect the business with the internal organization: through interaction

    and collaboration with adjacent functional areas (sales, R&D, QA/QC, supply chain, operations) to ensure commitment from those functions to execute the defined PLA portfolio strategy.

  • Actively provide support to customers on product related questions when needed.

  • Own the product specifications and act as product expert.

  • Crisis management (supply shortage, product failure or regulatory changes etc).

  • Coordination with RA & QA/QC for customer requests, audit's, registrations and other

    market/product needs.

  • Active engagement in product development and project management [e.g. Stage

    Gate projects, innovation, business improvement].

  • Crisis management (supply shortage, product failure or regulatory changes etc).

  • Coordination with RA & QA/QC for customer requests, audit's, registrations, and other

    market/product needs.


  • University degree (Master's degree) in product marketing and/or technical/polymer science/chemistry or related disciplines.

  • At least 3 -5 years of experience in marketing, product management, business support or application / business development.

  • Good technical background. Experience with the plastics industry is an advantage.

  • Project management skills.

  • Ambition to be part of a dynamic and fast-growing organization. Agile learner with

    flexibility to quickly adapt to changing environment.

  • Thrives on a challenging and fast-paced environment, self-starter and a person that

    can set his or her own priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Excellent 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.

    What do we offer?
    We offer competitive remuneration and benefits, and your location will be TotalEnergies Corbion head office in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. What makes TotalEnergies Corbion special is that we produce and market environmentally friendly, biobased, and biodegradable plastics that help to create a better and waste free society. Our company is made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision.

    We offer you the chance to join a 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

      Our core values are safety, integrity, ambition, and we enable others to do good. In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining TotalEnergies Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects

      Interested ?
      Please apply by submitting your resumé and cover letter to Tessa Blok, HR Director


      For more information you can contact Francois de Bie, Senior Marketing Director (