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Manufacturing, Communication Specialist

 

ABOUT SABIC
SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It 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.

 

The company recorded a net profit of US$ 5.7 billion in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled US$ 45 billion while total assets stood at US$ 85 billion. Production in 2018 was 75.3 million metric tons. It has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

This role will plan and execute communications strategies for the Americas manufacturing sites including internal, external, crisis, and CSR enablement. This role will also plan regional EHSS communications in the Americas region. This will be done in close collaboration with Corporate Functions, CSR, EHSS, and Legal teams, ensuring full alignment to all global plans/guidelines.
 

 

JOB PURPOSE & RESPONSILBITIES 

  • Execute defined communications plans/guidelines (media relations, Community relations, CSR, stakeholder engagement) in the region as defined by the Global CC CoEs and Corporate Functions teams.
  • Collaborate with regional Corporate Function teams in developing and implementing the above within the region.
  • Execute Corporate Communications activities for local multi-channel communications requirements (external communications, CSR, internal communications, community relations, opinion surveys)
  • Americas Region crisis communications lead - respond to and consult with site leaders regarding crisis incidents and manage crisis communications training program
  • Act as communications advisor 
  • Collaborate with Sabic Business Units/CF/Manufacturing and EHSS leads when necessary to plan and implement crisis communications within the region in collaboration with Regional Communications Leader, External Communications Leader (if in Region) and Corporate Communications CoE for Crisis Coms in HQ 
  • Evaluate effectiveness of all communications as per effect on brand KPIs within the region and recommend actions based on results 
  • Enhance relations between regional/local communities across the region and SABIC, specifically at local sites.
  • Support on any projects within the region which will require communication support collaborating with global teams where necessary.

 

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree with specialization in marketing, communication, public relations, or journalism
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in corporate communications roles, preferably across multiple geographic regions and business models in complex matrix structures
  • Experience of B2B business, corporate functions, manufacturing and crisis communications experience
  • Ability to monitor activities across organizations and synthesize data into clear, actionable insights and recommendations
  • Ability to work with disparate global teams and activities
  • Strategic agility and timely decision making but capability to “get the job done”.
  • Ability to act across a complex matrix with global lead functions
  • Strength to say “no” when appropriate  
  • 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
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation if available

 

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.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.