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Internship: Market Development Technical Support – Personal Hygiene Segment team

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Marketing & Sales


The Marketing & Industry Solutions department resides within the PP&IS (Performance Polymers & Industry Solutions) business, one of the 3 business groups that make up the Petrochemicals SBU. The Global Marketing & Industry Solutions department is the incubator for New Segments, including Personal Hygiene Segment (with revenue of ~$300 mln and strong growth track record and ambition).

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

In this Internship, you will support the Personal Hygiene Segment team and Market Development Technical Support (MDTS) with (new) ways to initiate new customers, create new business. As part of the assignment, you will be responsible for lead generation, follow-up with prospects, any form of communication, creating marketing tools (for example one pagers or case studies).

We are looking for some fresh input, creative ways, outside the box methodologies to screen our current customer base, how to expand that customer base and how to expand to different regions (for example outside Europe).

Creation of case studies (one pagers) is one of the priorities on our action list, so any form of creativity, technical input, insights and knowledge is welcomed, to create sustainable, lean and durable approaches and make solid improvements.

In summary, there are 4 major tasks at hand:

  1. New leads generation (market intelligence and customers list management)
  2. Customers relations set up and technical presentations (including follow up actions)
  3. Creation of marketing tools to serve the customer and improve process, strengthen and secure further communications with customers (marketing communication with the use of technical knowledge)
  4. Support the MDTS team with complaint handling and gain extensive knowledge of all aspects of our business


We have room for about 9 to 12 months, for 2 to 3 days per week, which makes it easily combinable with writing a thesis.
For this particular internship, the best matching studies are Plastics engineering and Business & Technology.

During the entire internship, there will be support and coaching available from sales executive for SABIC’s PP Business Unit.
Francois Courtecuisse will teach and coach the student on daily basis.

You have to be registered at a Dutch University during the time of your internship. Under normal circumstance, you would work from the SABIC office in Bergen op Zoom or the European Head Office in Sittard, (bot located in The Netherlands), but due to the current situation, the internship will start off as virtual and remote, and depending on health-guidelines transition (back) from home-office to SABIC-office. Software and hardware will be provided for you. 

Further Information

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

Please do not send your application via email, but upload your resume ánd motivation letter via our website.

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™”.
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