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Specialist, Direct Tax, AMR




Specialist, Direct Tax, AMR

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Finance Performance Management


Houston, TX

Hiring Manager:

Ross Peters

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Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.



It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team 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. Let us explore this together!


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Job Summary

SABIC Global Tax is accountable for the compliance, risk management and optimization of positions for all taxes for all SABIC businesses.

Global Tax comprises about 60 tax professionals based in the SABIC Capital head office in Amsterdam and in the regional hubs. The Direct Tax Function manages regional direct tax activities to ensure compliance and optimize of all direct taxes, including income, withholding, property, and employment taxes.



How You Can Be the Impact

  • Facilitate direct tax oversight of operations for all SABIC business in countries of operations within the region and outside the US.
  • Ensure, monitor, measure and report regionally accurate and timely direct tax compliance and any related direct tax risks, proposing mitigation actions, together with the Tax Planning and Risk Management team.
  • Support the operational relationship with direct tax authorities across the AMR, including the conduct of tax audits.
  • Assist with the optimal resourcing of direct tax operations, including efficient and effective use of external advisers and technology; co-develops, manages and monitors the budget and spend on resourcing direct tax operations.
  • Identify & implement direct tax optimization opportunities in line with SABIC's Code of Ethics, the tax mandate & policies.
  • Facilitate the optimization of direct taxes for SABIC business in its countries of operations within the AMR.
  • Assist in assessing and implementing processes that continuously improve the sustainable efficiency and effectiveness of SABIC's direct tax position, including the cost-effective management of direct tax resources.
  • Support the direct tax compliance and local optimization of SABIC's Global Enterprise Model.
  • Partner effectively with SBUs and Corporate Functions in direct tax projects and transactions.



What Matters to SABIC

  • Bachelor’s degree and MBA, Masters or equivalent degree (accounting or finance) preferred.
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA, JD or LL.M. in Tax Law a plus.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience direct tax.
  • Detailed working knowledge of US Direct Taxes.  Although not required, experience with Latin American local country direct tax preferred.
  • Relevant experience within a tax advisory or compliance environment, preferably a combination of experience within a legal or accounting (preferably Big 4) firm and in-house corporate environment (multinational manufacturer a plus).
  • Ability to solve unique and complex technical, managerial and stakeholder problems that have a broad impact on the business.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; multiple language skills preferable.
  • Strong networking skills; confident in ability to add value.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Committed and proactive with a proven focus on deliverables and diligent working practices.
  • Competent computer skills including spreadsheets and information systems.


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.



Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.





Nearest Major Market: Houston