Sr. Specialist, Business Dev.,South Asia

Org Unit Name:  South Asia Region
Location:  India-Gurugram 



Deliver internal & external growth opportunities for the SABIC business through business planning & development activities in the areas of portfolio optimization, asset optimization, vertical integration & knowledge management through various potential structures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Primary focus Indian sub-continent region with support to ASEAN Region.
  • Partner with SBU and BU leadership teams to define opportunities for profitable business growth beyond existing offerings
  • Participation and proactive contribution to key SBU strategic planning sessions to determine opportunity spaces
  • Analyze and map attractive opportunities for investment, M&A determine potential areas of synergy with SABIC strategy team.
  • Pursue alongwith RH, opportunities for investments, JV’s and collaborate with Business Planning & Investment team to bring business case to Gate zero.
  • Support Project management of potential & active projects through the whole phasegate steps.
  • Provide leadership & expertise in critical portfolio, operations and industry knowledge
  • Manage internal and external relationships and alignment with internal & external business partners, including Company staff, BUs, other SBUs, Corporate Controls, Shared Services, SABIC M&A, current & potential business partners





  • Engineering Degree or PhD in Chemistry



  • Minimum 10 years of progressive business development experience out of 15 yrs. total experience.
  • Thereof Minimum 5 years of direct leadership experience.



  • Demonstrated leadership driving change and mobilizing resources in a global environment
  • Demonstrated business acumen, operational and commercial mindset
  • Ability to independently communicate with potential partner’s senior management
  • Ability to interface and influence BU Leaders, SABIC business & SABIC leadership
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to independently & proactive deliver in a complex internal & external environment
  • Strong and effective communication skills across a multi-national and cross-functional organization.



SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC manufactures 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.


SABIC supports its 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. Production in 2019 was 72.6 million metric tons.


SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 12,540 global patent filings, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

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.