Specialist Supply & Inventory – SABIC – Saudi Basic Industries Corp. – Sittard

SABIC - Saudi Basic Industries Corp.






The Specialist Supply & Inventory is part of Supply Chain Chemicals Operation Europe within the BU Supply Chain and SBU Petchem. Within this department, the Planning & Optimization Team is responsible for the planning and optimization for both the European Chemicals business of our cracker operation and KSA product flows into Europe. The department consists of nine employees.




The Specialist S&I contributes to maximizing the business revenues against minimal costs and working capital, by matching the demand with supply capabilities, thus securing an uninterrupted Order to Cash/Purchase to Pay process.

  • Secure supply capabilities containing feedstock, plant capability, stock levels, transport and material handling capacity.
  • Drive the Sales and Operations planning (S&OP) process and as such have responsibility for mid-term securing of product availability, and for working capital (inventory).
  • Continuously improve the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process, multi-site production & supply network optimization and optimal stock calculations; and develop best practices for production scheduling.
  • Prepare the monthly Chemicals Europe S&OP and conduct and participate in the Exceptional S&OP meetings.
  • Accountable for short-term product availability (ATP) and closely collaborates with and provides input to the Senior Scheduler Master Production (SSMP).




  • Guarantee ATP (available to promise, i.e. product availability) for the BU based on S&OP agreed figures
  • Create optimal value scenario for SABIC and enable strategic/tactical decision making with conflicting interests by preparing and acting as key player in the S&OP process of the region.
  • Prepare input for the Sales & Operation Planning meetings as well as maximize damage control by preparing and participating in exceptional S&OP in case of supply/demand anomalies.
  • Execute the integrated optimization of the multi-site assets, which is leading compared to the local optimization of his/her own site
  • Evaluate different feedstock supply scenario’s together with feedstock business
  • Draw up long term supply budget (5 years rolling plan)
  • Co-chair the Weekly Optimization Meetings and Product Flow Meetings 
  • Identify possible bottlenecks in the supply chain, by performing rough cut capacity planning for the logistics assets
  • Define and implement optimal stock levels, based on the agreed service levels for the overall chain; coach Customer Service Officers and Sales Managers to execute these levels
  • Continuous improvement of the planning process (business process redesign projects, pre-marketing/insourced materials)
  • Maintain planning related master data (including system design of integrated planning tool)
  • Execute LP optimization tools (e.g. PIMS)
  • Minimize business impact of plant downtime across sites 
  • Facilitate and ensure alignment and co-operation with other departments



  • Master’s degree in a Technical discipline, Supply Chain, Econometrics or Business Administration
  • Language requirements: Dutch and English, German nice to have
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management
    • Very good knowledge of SAP APO, SAC, optimization tools (PIMS) 
    • Sound technical knowledge of base chemical plants and processes 
  • Most relevant competencies:
    • Adaptability (ad hoc, crisis management) 
    • Decision making
    • Building positive working relationships
    • Planning and organizing
    • Continuous improvement




Interested in this position?

Please apply online by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Piotr Szczerba, Recruiter at Piotr.szczerba@sabic.com. 


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

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.



SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, 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.

SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.

Production in 2022 stood at 61 million metric tons.

The company has more than 31,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 9,948 patents and pending applications, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.

In Europe, we have over 5,000 professionals running multiple world-scale production sites and 4 technology and 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 (the Netherlands), Bergen op Zoom (the Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium).


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

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