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Engineer Careers in the Petrochemical Industry by Paul Ruigt

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The presentation by Paul Ruigt was part of the 'STEM Careers and Skills of the Future - Engineer Careers in the Petrochemical Industry' webinar of STEM Alliance that was held on 7 March 2018.

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Engineer Careers in the Petrochemical Industry by Paul Ruigt

  1. 1. WEBINAR EPCA STEM EDUCATION ACTIVITY 2018 Paul Ruigt Sittard, the Netherlands, 7 February 2018 CHOOSE YOUR CAREER FOLLOW YOUR HEART
  2. 2. 2 WHO AM I?
  3. 3. 3 Classification: General Business Use LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF For more information refer to the Design Guidelines in SABIC Brand Space Name PAUL RUIGT Company SABIC Role CATEGORY MANAGER SHIPPING & BARGING
  4. 4. 4 Classification: General Business Use MY SCHOOL CAREER Primary School St Petrus Sittard Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Secondary School Serviam Sittard Technical University Eindhoven Industrial Engineering & Management Science Uniqema (ICI) Gouda
  5. 5. 5 Classification: General Business Use MY WORKING CAREER August 2006 Business Analyst & Purchaser; • Support Lead Buyers during S&C projects within Company Procurement (MRO) • European Lead Buyer Responsibility for Office Supplies & Office Furniture at Company Procurement April 2009 Demand Chain Coordinator HDPE, PET, PVC and PS • Responsible for drawing-up and monitoring demand planning on tactical level as input for Sales and Operations Planning; • Acting as linking pin between Supply Chain Management and other departments; • Create value by coordinating and/or implementing logistic improvement projects Jan 2012 Demand Manager PE; • Line manager of 4-5 Demand Chain Coordinators for PE within the BU Polymers • Responsible for the optimization of integrated demand chain and having the lead in balancing logistical costs with customer service levels Nov 2013 Category Manager Shipping & Barging; • Overall responsible for reliability, security of supply, performance and spend on shipping and barging for the Chemicals SBU. • Annual transport volume around 5 million tons, representing €75-100 million spend
  6. 6. 6 Classification: General Business Use • Scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important • Large (Chemical) producing companies like SABIC are largely technology driven and need to innovate to stay competitive • Many future challenges require technological solutions, based on practical, multi-discipline engineering work. This is true for almost any industry & market • Shortage of STEM skilled workers is a threat to European industries • The right people are those who can take on more strategic, coordinating and creative activities which supports innovation • Companies like SABIC will require people with higher-level skills to handle complicated processes (e.g. process engineers) as well as high quality technical specialists and craftsmen WHY DO I THINK STEM EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER?
  7. 7. 7 Classification: General Business Use • Next to a technical analytical & conceptual base, it requires development of interpersonal teamwork skills and a sense of general business economics • Further in the career, management and leadership roles can be adopted to rise to even more challenging levels and responsibilities – after first having built up experience in professional roles BUT THERE IS MORE REQUIRED TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL And finally, you need to follow your heart and do what you like. It gives you energy and leads to the best results!
  8. 8. 8 WHO WE ARE CORPORATE VIEW
  9. 9. 9 Classification: General Business Use WHO WE ARE From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to contributing towards water conservation, and helping enable colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow. SABIC IS A GLOBAL LEADER IN CHEMICALS
  10. 10. 10 Classification: General Business Use SABIC AT-A-GLANCE *Forbes 2017 **Billion 1976 Company established 35,000 Employees around the world 50 Countries of operations 4th Largest global chemical company* 117th Largest public company in the world 4 Core businesses 61 World-class plants worldwide 12,190+ Global patent filings ≈ 150 New products each year US$ B** Total assets 84.5 US$ B** Net income 4.8 US$ B** Annual revenue 35.4
  11. 11. 11 Classification: General Business Use OUR GLOBAL PRESENCE International Subsidiaries & Sales Offices Manufacturing and Compounding Companies Distribution, Storage Facilities and Logistical Hubs Technology and Corporate Research and Innovation Centers Product Application CentersGlobal Headquarters
  12. 12. 12 Classification: General Business Use OUR BUSINESSES * Supplied under SABIC brand through Hadeed, a fully-owned SABIC Affiliate Polyolefins PVC & Polyester Rubber Chemicals Specialty Polymers & Polymer Additives Olefins, Oxygenates and Aromatics Chemical Intermediates & Industrial Gases Long Steel Rebar Wire Rod Rebar in Coil Flat Steel Hot Rolled Coils Cold Rolled Coils Galvanized Rolled Coils Pre-painted Rolled Coils Nitrogen Prilled Urea Granular Urea Ammonia Phosphate DAP and Dark DAP MAP Specialty NPK TGU Engineered Thermoplastics Specialty Compounds Sheet & Film Composites Additive Manufacturing Fluids Thermosets and Additives BUSINESS PORTFOLIO METALS*AGRI-NUTRIENTSPETROCHEMICALS SPECIALTIES
  13. 13. 13 SABIC EUROPE’S CONTRIBUTION TO STEM EDUCATION
  14. 14. 14 Classification: General Business Use SABIC EUROPE EMPLOYER BRAND ACTIVITIES • Internship program • Sponsoring VNCI Top sector Chemiebeurs • JETNET Career Days (event for High school students) • Job fairs regional Secondary Schools • Lunch lectures for study associations • In-house days for study associations
  15. 15. 15 Classification: General Business Use JOB FAIR CITY COUNTRY Beta Business days Groningen Netherlands Horizon Chimie Paris France Delftse Bedrijvendagen Delft Netherlands VTK Leuven Leuven Belgium VTK Gent Gent Belgium Bedrijvendagen Twente Twente Netherlands N3C Noordwijkerhout Netherlands Maastricht business days Maastricht Netherlands Bedrijvendagen Eindhoven Eindhoven Netherlands Bètabanenmarkt Leiden Leiden Netherlands Brightlands Chemelot Talent Day Geleen Netherlands Bondingmesse Aachen Germany SABIC EUROPE IS PRESENT AT MANY JOB FAIRS IN THE BENELUX
  16. 16. THANK YOU

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