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Product Manager, LNP

Bij SABIC in Bergen op Zoom

Omschrijving organisatie

As the ‘home of unique offerings’ within SABIC, the Strategic Business Unit of Specialties is set to work on the hard, difficult endeavors in technology for they can bring a fundamental progress to the way we travel, communicate, work and live. This SBU provides unique high heat resins, functional compounds and additives, specialty fluids, nanotechnology and thermoplastics composites to markets such as Additive Manufacturing, Consumer & Industrial, Electrical & Electronics, Healthcare, Mass Transportation, Automotive and Water Management."

LNP business management belongs to the Value Creation cluster of SABIC Specialty SBU.
Within Value Creation, we are responsible for enhancing or expanding the capabilities of industrial designers by specifying LNP materials (compounds & copolymers) enabling unique solutions. The result is sustainable and profitable growth of the LNP business.

The LNP portfolio is diverse and contains compounds and copolymers. Compounds are a mixture of resins with reinforcements and additives for property enhancements. Copolymers have improved properties over basic polycarbonate through unique and advanced copolymer technology.

LNP aims to be the preferred Specialty compounder. We will achieve this by collaborating with our customers, helping them achieve their ambitions. When they grow, we grow.

People Who Can
We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.
SABIC, headquartered in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals. We supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make products on which the world has come to depend. At SABIC, we believe in using chemistry to power the ambitions of our customers, business partners, employees and societies we live in. We call this “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS™”.

In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (Netherlands) Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium). Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefins, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets. Discover more at www.sabic.com/careers

Functieomschrijving (inclusief taken en verantwoordelijkheden)

The Product Manager will be responsible for regional product management activities for LNP portfolio, and will focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. The product manager must be fluent in industry standards, practices, product attributes, and customer needs that are unique to the LNP products, and deliver a differentiated product and service experience to regional markets and customers.

  • Works with Senior Portfolio Manager to incorporate Market and Customer Needs into Product Solution Roadmaps (MGPP) and Launch Timelines. Define and implement growth and product line improvement projects for EMEA Region.
  • Sets regional growth strategy for the LNP product portfolio. Implements, maintain and execute policies for self and cross functional team
  • Develops in-depth product expertise. Delivers Product Training to continuously upskill Technical and Commercial Stakeholders
  • Manages All Aspects of Product Life Cycle to optimize regional growth and profitability for LNP Portfolio.
  • Ensures communication of product strategy and needs across all business functions and drives creative and collaborative cross functional working environment with Technology, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, and Commercial stakeholders.
  • Understand and monitor regional market dynamics, competitor, and supplier dynamics, adjusting strategies and plans accordingly
  • Demonstrate long-term commitment to targeted and prominent regional industries, and engage with agencies, universities and/or advisors to develop a path towards industry leading solutions.
  • Monitors relevant competitive activities in order to develop a differentiating product strategy.
  • Provides regional support for LNP Products in the EMEA region.

Profiel van geschikte kandidaat


  • BS/BA Degree, MS or MBA Preferred
  • 10+ years in plastics industry experience preferably in technology, manufacturing, marketing or sales
  • Global and cross-functional experience base


  • Ability to signal, initiate and implement improvement needs in product, process and procedures
  • Relevant technical competencies and experiences
  • In-depth knowledge of interconnecting processes
  • Knowledge of sales/marketing concepts in alignment with specific business knowledge
  • Very strong track record of cross-functional and/or cross-regional team/project management
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Strong Influencing skills
  • Outstanding collaborative, networking skills and building team spirit

Overige opmerkingen

For more information about this role you can contact Glenn Duggert (Corporate Recruiter) via Glenn.Duggert@SABIC.com .

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is be part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependant of local regulations.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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