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We're hiring! Interim Marketing Communications Manager

09 Jul 2019

Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a versatile, biobased and biodegradable polymer made from renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. 

Within our Marketing team at our Headquarters in Gorinchem we currently have an open vacancy:

Marketing Communications Manager (12-14 month interim)

As Marketing Communications Manager you are responsible for external and internal communications for Total Corbion PLA. You are highly visible within the organization and will develop and implement the communications strategy collaborating with stakeholders within the organisation. You take ownership and management of conferences and trade shows, press releases, website, communication tools, brand name registrations, corporate identity, internal communications, business gifts and social media. You are part of the Marketing team and will report to the Senior Marketing Director. The role is a temporary cover for an extended maternity leave: starting mid-August 2019 for approximately 12 - 14 months.


  • You take responsibility for our correct and optimal presence at global conferences and trade shows, liaising with regional Business Development Directors. For the 2 – 3 major events, you develop and implement the strategy, manage suppliers, take care of the on-site booth setup and shut-down and direct the stand duty personnel schedule. Smaller conferences can be managed remotely.
  • You are responsible for development and implementation of the annual communications plan, driving projects forward to achieve the goals set for 2020.
  • You are the key focal point in the organization to safeguard and protect the company corporate identity. You liaise with regional offices to ensure local implementation meets global standards and offer guidance to the team when questions arise.
  • You are responsible for keeping our website www.total-corbion.com up to date and relevant.
  • You monitor and safeguard our 2 x product brand name registrations across the globe, determining on a case-by-case basis whether outside registrations could endanger our own brandname standing.
  • You develop press releases around key topics, and distribute amongst our network via online channels.
  • You are responsible for all internal and external communications, ensuring that our tools remain up to date and correct and rolling out regular communications throughout the year to our internal- and external audiences.
  • You are the key focal point for questions from and projects with the communications teams at our two parent companies: Total and Corbion.


  • Experience in a similar communications role for 10+ years
  • Knowledge of software programs such as InDesign/Photoshop and online platforms such as Umbraco and Spotler is helpful
  • Experience of managing full breadth of communications disciplines
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Experience in a sustainability-focused company or role would be useful
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and perform cross-functional duties successfully
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Adaptable and (internal and external) customer oriented
  • Fluent in English – one extra language is considered a plus
  • Full-time availability strongly preferred.

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
  • Unique possibility to be trained via our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • Lastly, we offer a 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 julia.lovett@total-corbion.com. For more information you can contact julia.lovett@total-corbion.com or francois.debie@total-corbion.com.