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1 February 2021

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Total Corbion PLA

Total Corbion PLA 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 offers a range of sustainable end of life options including composting, mechanical or chemical recycling. Total Corbion PLA is a young and fast growing company founded in 2017. We already operate a PLA plant in Rayong, Thailand and are building an additional plant in Grandpuits, France.

We currently have an open vacancy for a permanent position at our headquarter office:

Management & Communications Assistant

Purpose of the job

The Management & Communications Assistant is responsible for all secretarial and management
supporting activities for the CEO, CFO and Leadership Team members, manages specific projects and
support duties for the Communications Department, and fulfils the activities around office
management and facilities for the HQ site.

The role will be based in the new Total Corbion PLA headquarter office in Gorinchem and reports directly to the CEO, taking direction from the Marketing Communications Manager for specific projects and duties.
The Management & Communications Assistant operates in the center of a diverse and international
business and corporate environment, managing a broad portfolio of international contacts internally
(all sites and locations of Total Corbion PLA) and externally (stakeholders including customers, press
and suppliers).

Result Areas

  • Oversee and manage administrative services for the CEO, CFO and Leadership Team members in the Gorinchem office.
  • Oversee and manage executive travel and (preparation of) meetings.
  • Provide executive support with preparing expense reports and reporting.
  • Organize, plan and prepare both internal and external meetings, if necessary able to draw up
    minutes/action lists.
  • Manage creation of (new) communication tools or editions thereof.
  • Assist and support global trade show and conference preparation and participation (some travel required).
  • Assist with creating and updating information on the Total Corbion PLA website.
  • Manage update and production of corporate identity tools (business cards, letterhead, etc).
  • Oversee and manage facility management of the office.
  • Other general secretarial duties.

Skills / Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor degree (MBO+ or HBO) required or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • High level of integrity and the ability to represent Total Corbion PLA in all contacts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Microsoft suite experience
  • Work independently
  • Flexibility to cope with changing business priorities and working hours

Main Total Corbion PLA Competencies

  • Working in a global team, requires a global mind-set and cultural sensitivity
  • Flexible (prepared to take on a variety of challenges) and work hours across time zones
  • Proactive (continuously show initiative in delivering day to day operations)
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, internal customer focus (written and verbal)
  • Project Management skills
  • Executive presence with executive leadership

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits and your location will be Total Corbion PLA head office in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. What makes Total Corbion PLA 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 company with a:

  • 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

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Total Corbion PLA, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects


Please apply by submitting your resumé and cover letter to
Phone: 0183-694335