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Sr. Business Development, Electric Vehicles (EV) Americas

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.


We currently have an immediate opening for a Sr. Business Manager, Electric Vehicles (EV) that will lead the market growth initiatives for Electrification Segment, including strategy development and execution, for the profitable growth of business, in the area of EV battery components, electrical systems and crash & safety solutions. The position reports to the Global Electrification Segment Leader.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Growth playbook development for the region, new market identification, lead ideation and build innovation pipeline, value chain engagement and drive strategic collaboration with customers to validate new solutions. 
  • Aligning resources from the different functions for the short, mid and long-term growth ambitions of the segment
  • Plays a key role in driving global growth efforts on opportunities with vehicle electrification
  • Develop and execute strategic growth plan aligned to SABIC 2025 growth ambitions, in response to emerging market needs, changing customer behaviors and dynamic regulatory environment.
  • Understand market eco-system, drive ideation process  to develop and manage a multi-generation solution portfolio
  • Develop business cases, validate assumptions and analyze fit vs attractiveness to define next best opportunity space for growth
  • Understand automotive value chain and upcoming disruptions with electrification, develop plan for engagement; and leads industry collaboration efforts to validate new solutions
  • Build translation package of validated solutions and coordinate efforts with commercial team on translation to new customers.
  • Evaluate and document SWOT analysis on a competitive basis to keep abreast of the competitive market situation within the industry and refine action plan.  
  • Cultivate the culture of calculated risk taking amongst cross-functional team, through clear communication of strategy and build consensus on resourcing and validation of advanced technologies.
  • Ensures effective interaction and communication across functions and to business teams
  • Develop regional communication strategy for the segment and coordinate efforts with MARCOM team to drive market awareness through external media and social channels


  • Knowledge of the components related to Electrification, solutions for batteries, emerging trends and regulatory requirements… experience in market development efforts on positioning materials in EV solutions space is a plus
  • Experience with market development efforts on multi-material semi-structural parts (plastics and their hybrids like metal hybrid, composites hybrid etc.)
  • Understanding of the automotive value chain and upcoming disruptions with electrification
  • Successful track record of developing and executing solution roadmap in collaboration with value chain partners
  • Ability to lead, direct, guide, plan and develop team and new projects and programs
  • Business acumen & negotiating skills



  • 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 be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • 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): 

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