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Analyst Demand Planning (Demand Planner) - (semi) starters position

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Demand/Supply Chain Management


Within the Petrochemicals SBU, Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Solids is part of the European Supply Chain Management department (SCM) for Solids and is responsible for processes such as demand planning, sales & operations planning (S&OP), production planning and replenishment planning. European Polymer Plants and related Polymer flows to and from Europe are in scope.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The SCP department contributes to optimizing business revenues, costs and working capital, by matching demand with our supply capabilities and securing an uninterrupted Order to Cash process. Balancing logistical costs and customer service levels often implies making tradeoffs, usually in close alignment with Business Management, Sales, Manufacturing, Technology and other Supply Chain departments.

The Demand Planner is responsible for our demand planning process and uses historical data, statistical forecasting methods and market intelligence to come up with the best possible forecast that is used as input to our S&OP process; a critical step to ensure the right customer service level.

A Demand Planner acts as a linking pin between other departments, such as Business and Sales, keeps a close eye on market dynamics and initiates appropriate actions in order to contribute to SABIC’s bottom-line result in the best possible way.
The Demand Planner will voice the SCM view and drives value creation by means of defining, designing and executing supply chain related, cross-departmental improvement projects.


  • Master degree in Business Administration, Econometrics or a Technical discipline
  • Additional education in Supply Chain Management (e.g. APICS) would be a strong asset, not a must. Fresh graduates are very welcome :)
  • Very good command of English language
  • Effective communication skills and strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical skills and process oriented
  • Action-, business- and result-oriented
  • Good decision making skills even in case of uncertainty
  • Team player and able to build and maintain professional relations at different levels within our organization
  • Self-reliant and able to set priorities and work accurately also when under time pressure
  • SAP and APO system knowledge would be another strong asset

Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact Laura Deckers (Corporate Recruiter) via

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 depending on local regulations.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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