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Personal Hygiene Application Development Lead (Polymers)

The role is part of the Emerging markets Technology team within the recently created department of Polymer Application Development & Industry Solutions Technology. The Emerging markets team is designed as the market-facing department of the global Technology & Innovation organization, ensuring close collaboration with our customers and working on applications development in line with market needs. The team is supporting the Personal Hygiene segment and focusing as well on Industries such as Healthcare and Renewable energies.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Lead and drive technical programs for Personal Hygiene industry for all SABIC materials in partnership with cross-functional stakeholders (Material Development & Technical Service, other T&I teams, Business Product lines teams). The role will be global focusing on application development in Hygiene industry and collaboration with different value chain partners (e.g. machine manufacturers, institutes and customers).


Through strategic understanding of the Personal Hygiene industry segment, the main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Actively collaborate with customers, external values chain partners, MDTS & Sales teams to understand market needs, translate these into innovation projects with tangible business impact on growth in Personal Hygiene market;
  • Co-develop and update with MDTS and Sales teams a Personal Hygiene industry roadmap for SABIC Polyolefins and Engineering Thermo-Plastic materials;
  • Create a feasible Technology roadmap for some focus areas and sub-applications based on the industry roadmap and T&I capability. Identify gaps/needs on testing capability/application competency;
  • Prioritize projects, coordinate resources on global level to achieve roadmap deployment;
  • Provide expertise in understanding and evaluating material- and application related market needs and/or customers’ requests;
  • Proactively communicate with project members and business stakeholders on project progress towards business goals and address potential gaps/barriers;
  • Actively participate in project reviews and project Gate reviews;
  • Interface with Intellectual Property team to maintain and ensure specific applications coverage in the scope of their projects;
  • and strongly promote and increase market awareness of SABIC’s brand and market solutions, i.e. tradeshows, press releases, webinars, trainings, articles, etc.



  • 10 years+ experience on Hygiene Application Development or materials (e.g. fiber or film processing, final product assembly, etc...).
  • At least 10 years of experience in the field of polymers, preferably on polyolefin and/or engineering plastics processing and/or application development, preferably extrusion, film and fiber applications
  • Experience in customer interactions and knowledge on downstream industries (preferably on Personal Hygiene industries).
  • Ability to operate in a highly matrixed environment. Strong in collaboration internally and externally. Enjoying a multicultural environment, while working with interdisciplinary teams and customers.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering technical innovation and business results.
  • Strong project management skill.


Additional information

For more information about this role you can contact Laura Deckers (Corporate recruiter) via laura.deckers@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 the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations.


We kindly request you to upload your application (resume and motivation-letter) online, not via email (GDPR).

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.


Location: The Netherlands - Geleen (preferred) or Bergen op Zoom