SABIC Manager, External Communications- Americas Region in Houston, Texas

Position Title Manager, External Communications- Americas Region

Auto Req ID 8720BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Communications

Job Purpose & Responsibilities Job Purpose:

This role leads External Relations and Communications for the Americas Region, focused on public relations, campaigns, stakeholder and media relationships, content and messaging development.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Drive the strategy and execution of an integrated Regional External Relations and Communications plan supporting license to operate and business growth

  • Develop Media relations, PR program and Campaign strategy for the region, including corporate social responsibility ensuring alignment with regional and global business and growth activities

  • Responsible for content and message development and channel management.

  • Manage projects to leverage SABICs brand and reputation in the region

  • Execute SABIC brand positioning, embed brand elements and activate and leverage brand strategy campaign in region.

  • Lead PR/external communications for major external business and brand-building events,

  • Proactively develop and cultivate stakeholder relations including media relationships with significant business and trade publications

  • Support crisis and issues communications in the Region

  • Understand external opportunities, trends, issues and effectiveness of communications channels through sensing, tracking and metrics methods.

  • Present the regional perspective in support of the development of annual plans (Objectives, KPIs, budgets).

Requirements Requirements:

  • A bachelors degree with specialization in Communications and PR.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in communications and reputation management preferably across multiple geographic regions and business models in complex matrix structures in an Energy or Petrochemicals business

  • Demonstrate track record of using communication strategies to drive business outcomes

  • Expertise in Communications and Public Relations including the following campaign, media management and measurement, digital and stakeholder relations

  • Experience in crisis communications and issues management

  • Excellent writing skills evidenced by the ability to development messages for all audiences

  • Fluency in English

Eligibility Requirements:

You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.

You must be 18 years or older

You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Desired Skill Desired Skill:

Agency experience a benefit

Soft Skills:

Excellent Interpersonal and verbal communications with sound judgment, especially when under pressure

Ability to monitor activities across the business and within the petrochemical industry and synthesize data into clear, actionable insights and recommendations

Strategic agility and timely decision-making

Works collaboratively and cross functionally

Country United States of America

City Houston

State/Province Texas (TX)


Weve 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, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, SABIC will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on an applicants race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or other category protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.