Sr. Specialist, Industry Regulations

Business Description

“As the ‘home of unique offerings’ within SABIC, the Business Unit of Specialties is set to work on the hard, difficult endeavors in technology for they can bring a fundamental progress to the way we travel, communicate, work and live. This SBU provides unique solutions with high heat resins, functional compounds and additives to industries such as Mobility, Industrial, Infrastructure, Electronics and Healthcare with market applications for E-mobility, EV-Infrastructure, Water Management, Photovoltaic, Electrical, Electronic, Aircraft, Rail, Consumer and Medical Devices.



The function of Industry Regulations team is to engage the industry regulatory and standards setting bodies to help understand and/or develop regulations and standards those will influence the applications  in the prioritized markets for SABIC’s products. The Specialist in this role will report to Manager, Industry Regulations. This role will work closely with marketing and technology to identify opportunities for material innovation in the regulated markets.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

  • You will liaise with and take part in European and international agencies (IEC, CEN, CENELEC, EFRA, etc.) to develop and advocate for codes/standards/regulations that help drive the specification of SABIC materials in regulated/standardized markets including mobility, electronics, infrastructure, and other emerging applications. You should be able to understand and interpret the prevailing end-use codes/standards/regulations for devices and components with the focus on influencing the development process.
  • You will evaluate and monitor regional and global regulatory trends in key markets and emerging markets and provide regulatory guidance to our Technology and Marketing teams.
  • You will develop short-term and long-term regulatory strategies in various industrial markets based on deep industry and customer knowledge that is aligned with our business strategies.
  • You will be a key contributor to form commercial and technology strategies by fully integrating with commercial and technological teams.
  • Being able to influence external stakeholders based on established reputation in various regulatory and standard setting bodies.
  • You will also be responsible for assessing and managing application risk associated with new business opportunities identified by the European commercial teams. 
  • Provide technical support on regulatory aspects for external customers, internal commercial, marketing and technology teams.



  • BS in Engineering or Materials Science; MS desired.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the plastic industry.
  • Good understanding of polymer chemistry, resin formulations and typical plastics additives, especially flame retardants.
  • Well developed English and Dutch language skills, both written and spoken.
  • Well established network and reputation as an expert in regulatory bodies and standard development organizations that will influence thermoplastics applications.
  • Extensive knowledge of global regulatory and standards agencies that mandate the end-use performance of plastic applications in markets such as Electronics, Transportation and Infrastructure. Broad experience serving on technical committees of various regulation and standards organizations is a must.
  • Deep knowledge on thermoplastic material performance and related testing such as flame, smoke and toxicity.
  • Deep application development knowledge including part design, material selection, application performance and failure mechanisms, etc.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to effectively work across multiple programs and across multiple regions.
  • Familiarity with standards bodies such IEC, UL, CEN, CENELEC, ASTM, ISO, ASME, etc. and familiar with third-party listing agencies such as UL, VDE, TÜV, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking.
  • 25% traveling



Interested in this position?


Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Ben de Graaf, Corporate Recruiter via email – .


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