Specialist, Direct Tax AMR

Specialist, Direct Tax AMR

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Direct Tax Americas




Explore what 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. Let us explore this together!


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Job Summary

Work in a team to provide oversight of Direct Tax functions in all jurisdictions within the AMR region.  Partner with business in direct tax projects and transactional support.


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

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in direct tax.
  • International global tax experience with detailed working knowledge of the United States and at least one Latin American jurisdiction and general practical understanding of international tax law and guidelines regarding direct taxes.
  • Experience in the direct tax function of large multinationals and/or Big 4.
  • Bachelor's degree (required) and MBA, Masters, or equivalent degree in a relevant subject preferred.
  • Professional qualification such as CPA, JD or LLM in Tax Law a plus. 
  • Solves unique and complex technical, managerial and stakeholder problems that have a broad impact on the business from global to country or local entity level.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; multiple language ability an advantage.
  • Strong influencing skills, high adaptability, and cultural awareness.
  • Strong analytical skills supported by technical expertise and excellent written and oral communication skills.                


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 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.


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