Global Business Director Animal Nutrition – corbion – Gorinchem


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




Our ecosystem is built around industrial fermentation. Sustainability is at the cornerstone of everything we do.


In the business Unit Health & Nutrition we invest to grow our business in sustainable nutrition and healthcare ingredients:

  • We are the largest supplier of Omega 3 Ingredients for Human and Animal nutrition based on Algae fermentation.
  • We develop innovative natural & active nutrients for animal and human nutrition,
  • We develop highly specialize resorbable polymers for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
  • We supply pharmaceutical grade lactic acid and derivatives for usage in renal care.


This is a fast and high growth business unit with an  exciting innovation & product development pipeline.


As our Global Business Director Animal Nutrition you are responsible for setting up and executing a  global growth strategy for Corbion’s animal nutrition  business. You are responsible for achieving strategic objectives and managing the ongoing commercial P&L. You hierarchically manage the product management, business development, technical sales, application and nutrionist teams.


You are a member of the Nutrition Business Team and you report to Vice President Nutrition & Pharma.




  • Set up and execute a  the global growth strategy for Corbion’s Animal Nutrition business
  • Manage the ongoing commercial P&L and achieve budget and strategic objectives. 
  • Build a Animal nutrition product portfolio by combining existing products and technology platforms with new opportunities that fit with Corbion’s overall strategy and market developments.
  • Build and manage a pipeline of opportunities to materialize on the business objectives and drive the sales teams.
  • Set up and execute pricing strategies for the relevant markets/products.
  • Manage the S&OP and ensure all relevant elements of product management are in place.
  • In collaboration with marketing define positioning and promotions in relevant product market combinations.
  • Translate customer needs to products and solutions in close cooperation with R&D. 
  • Manage new product launches
  • Build strong relations with key business partners, key customers and distributors to support strategy definition and execution.


About you


We are looking for a result oriented business leader who thrives in a fast paced environment with high growth. In addition, you meet the following criteria:


  • At least 15 years of experience in International B2B  ingredient commercial management with a sustainability value proposition and customer centricity.
  • Strong experience and affinity with (animal) nutrition
  • A business degree and/or a degree in Food/Feed Science or equivalent knowledge by experience.
  • Impact, initiative, leadership
  • Long term relationship & organization builder
  • Strategic vision and ability to execute
  • Commercial drive



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:


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