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Manager, Master Planning SBU Specialties

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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

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 manager master planning leads the team of master planners within the department Supply and Materials Planning. This department is part of Supply Chain Management for Specialties Europe. The team is responsible for the coordination of fulfilling our customer orders. It includes balancing the order load over the different manufacturing facilities, defining the optimal inventory strategy for all product lines, reducing manufacturing costs and optimizing the delivery service to our customers as part of the SCM responsibilities. The manager master planning will report to the Supply and Materials Planning manager. He/she will interact with Product Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales, Sourcing, Logistics and Customer Service to optimize costs, inventory and service.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
The manager master planning leads a team of about seven master planners. The responsibilities of the team include:

  • Keeps the crucial overview for Supply Chain, combining several interests:
  • Combines input from a demand planning overview and orders already placed to determine what products have to be made. Determines what products will be produced.
  • Determines where these products can best be produced - spreads the demand in a cost effective way over the plants in a way that will serve our customers best and at the lowest conversion costs.
  • Determines based on the system what amount of materials has to be ordered for what location.
  • Determines the level of inventory needed - minimizes variations in inventories.
  • Has an overview of approximately 1 quarter.
  • Manages risks by managing in an optimal way the variation in demands by various customers.
  • Informs several parties involved: demand planning, customer service, scheduling etc
  • Works very closely with multiple stakeholders outside Supply Chain, like Manufacturing, Product Management & Sourcing.

Profiel van geschikte kandidaat


  • Excellent leadership skills in order to lead 6 direct reports in an energetic and inspiring way and bring the organization to the next level.
  • Strong influencing skills, with the ability to operate effectively within a matrix environment gaining commitment at all organizational levels. Ability to influence people without the need of a direct reporting line.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and able to think on a tactical level. Able to distinguish in priorities.
  • Work independently in a rapid changing environment, taking responsibility for delivery of business expectations.
  • Strong communication skills and capable to communicate at different levels (from shop floor up to business leaders).
  • Fluency in English.


  • Master level degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering or comparable through experience.
  • Experience and systems knowledge/affinity are highly valued.

Overige opmerkingen

For more information about this role you can contact:
Glenn Duggert, Corporate Recruiter, via glenn.duggert@sabic.com
Reference Number: 4607

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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