Job Details

Plastic Forms Product Developer

Reference Number
Bergen op Zoom
Job Type
Vacancy Category
Research & Development


FF (Functional Forms) produces film and sheet products from SABIC resins in order to serve many versatile market segments, including mass transportation (MT), electrical & electronics (E&E), building & construction (B&C) and specialty glazing (SG). The FF global T&I organization is initiating and executing multiple innovative programs across these four industry segments. The business continuity team supports the FF business by performing special sheet and film testing, sheet/film extrusion, color development, application evaluation and customer/plant support.

The Innovation T&I team in Bergen op Zoom is looking for a fulltime Plastic Forms Product Developer.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

• Lead product development initially for mass transportation,  specialty glazing and E&E segments
• Identify new innovative solutions and applications that could lead to new products in the market segments we serve.
• Enforce and apply know how about regulatory requirements and apply these in new projects.
• Grow and apply in-depth fundamental knowledge on technologies and processes related to polymer forms.
• Ensure proper project management (milestones, cost, timeline, stakeholder)
• Drive product innovation, manufacturing scale-up and new manufacturing solutions
• Manage interaction and collaboration with various Industry Segment teams to align on strategy and project portfolio.
• Build and maintain a strong external network with suppliers, Tollers, designers, institutes and universities.
• Ensure global cross-functional interaction with relevant T&I, commercial, product management and manufacturing teams.


• Advanced degree PhD or MS Material / Polymer science, Chemistry, Mechanical / Chemical Engineering.
• Relevant professional experience in R&D and applying knowledge on polymer technology, chemistry and/or processing.
• Affinity with our FF products, forms and market segments.
• Experience and/or affinity with new business development is a plus
• A strong and high-energy personality with the leadership skills to identify, prioritize and lead strategic innovative technical projects
• Practical / hands-on and creative individual with a service-oriented mentality and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
• Team player being able to work in cross-functional / cross-polar teams.

Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact Glenn Duggert, 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 dependant of local regulations. 

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

People Who Can

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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