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Technical Account Manager - Automotive - South West Europe

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SABIC Automotive Europe is now hiring an ambitious Technical Account Manager for South West Europe.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The Challenge
Growing our polymers business in the Automotive segments by successfully positioning our solutions in engineering resins and compounds at selected OEMs and Tiers.

If you are interested to use your skills and competencies in developing business, working with our customers on Interior, Exterior, Under-the-Hood, Glazing, Lighting and Structural applications, if you like to work in multi-disciplinary teams with Sales, Industrial Marketing, Technology, Product Management and Customer Service and if you are up for a dynamic International and Global environment, our team is the place to be!

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
Market Intelligence & Expertise

- Identifying market needs & trends, sharing with Industry Marketing & Product Management
- Identifying new customers and new business opportunities
- Maintaining targets & projects in the company’s business systems
- Building and sharing application, product, processing and characterization know how
- Effectively and efficiently feeding and using the company’s internal support functions

- Evaluating of new solutions developed by Industry Marketing and Technology & Innovation
- Supporting application validation projects by Industry Marketing at customer base
- Supporting product repositioning projects by Product Management at customer base
- Executing special assignments in multidisciplinary marketing, product & technology teams

Business Growth
- Rolling out of new solutions at customer base
- Identifying and maintaining of business targets at customer base
- Selecting, introducing and approving of products at specifying customer base
- Acquiring application development projects at developing and producing customer base
- Executing projects including product, process and application validation
- Coordinating business start-up internally SABIC and at customer base

Running Business
- Identifying of share shift opportunities and providing of molding support
- Providing technical customer support including product portfolio training
- Handling, analyzing and reporting of technical complaints occurring at customers
- Implementing of corrective actions i.r.t. complaints across multidisciplinary teams
- Advising technically on outlet selection of restricted sales, blocked stock and rework


  • Bachelor or Master in Mechanical Engineering or Polymer Chemistry or equivalent.
  • About 5 years of experience in a technical role concerning polymers, processing or design.
  • Product experience with engineering resins and compounds.
  • Proficient in the use of process tools e.g. LEAN-6 Sigma, familiar with ISO Quality Standards.
  • Industry experience in the area of Automotive is appreciated.
  • Ability to lead, direct, guide, plan & develop new projects and programs at customers.
  • Having good communication skills, being goal oriented, decisive and focused.
  • Enjoying a multicultural environment and working in multidisciplinary cross teams.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish in speech and writing, French is a plus.
  • Willing to serve customers outside the home base.

Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact Laura Deckers, Corporate Recruiter SABIC Petrochemicals Europe.

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