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Account Manager, Automotive Europe- Germany

DEPARTMENT

Automotive is a key strategic segment within Petrochemicals in SABIC that manages the largest tiers and OEM's in EMEA with its joint portfolio of PP and ETP materials. The Automotive team focuses on all key existing applications in the segment as well as the new megatrends in electrification and sustainability.  We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission.

 

JOB PURPOSE/ RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting into the Sr. Manager, Automotive Sales Central Europe, the Sales Account Manager is commercially responsible for growing the business within SABIC´s Automotive Segment in the Region with specific, but not limited, focus on German customers.  As part of this team you will:

  • Identify, develop and close new business opportunities by balancing between strategic customer approach and short-term goals
  • Drive profitable growth and share expansion within your portfolio/territory.
  • Build and develop account plans and project pipeline.
  • Represent SABIC for the assigned customer(s) including all contractual and commercial arrangements.
  • Bring the Voice of Customer to SABIC, to better identify New Product Introduction (NPI) opportunities that enable the application development process and provide input for manufacturing planning
  • Work in close contact with support functions to optimize service to the customer and SABIC profitability
  • Develop relationships globally within all internal and external stakeholders.

 

REQUIREMENTS

We are aware that not all the requirements stated below may be found in one person and that we might have not mentioned certain skills or experiences that are also valuable to this job; we welcome your application if you consider that you meet most of the minimum requirements and can bring value in this job while enjoying it.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in the commercial field, if this is in the automotive segment it would be considered as a plus.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication in German and English.   Knowledge of one East European language is a plus.
  • Good understanding of the chemical industry with some technical base to support the commercial content: Polymers, Processing and Characterization Technologies, etc.  

 

As a person you:

  • Have solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Are a team player and an empathetic person.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, goal oriented organization, performing at a good level under pressure.
  • Have the ability to lead, direct, guide, plan & develop new projects & programs.
  • Are good managing complex business situations, deadlines and prioritization.
  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Enjoy travelling (>60%).

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Interested in this position?

We strive to be diverse in backgrounds and experiences: In the case of equal suitability, preference is given to groups underrepresented within the target population.

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities do not negatively impact the assessment

Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Recruiter Ashima Dalal, Ashima.Dalal@SABIC.com

Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending on the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations. 

  

ABOUT SABIC

SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Our production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tons.

We have more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have 9,000+ global patent filings, and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

In Europe, we have over 6,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.