Company: Saudi Aramco (ASC)
Skills: Business Development
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia

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Aramco purchased a 70% stake in SABIC to accelerate its downstream strategy and leverage petrochemicals growth opportunities. A Collaboration and Integration Committee (CIC), with senior leaders from Aramco and SABIC, was established to optimize this investment by integrating upstream production with SABIC feedstock; expanding capabilities in procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, marketing and sales; complementing geographic presence, projects and partners; and increasing the resilience of cash flow generation with synergistic opportunities. Aramco's SABIC Affairs and Integration Department (SA&ID) has the responsibility to represent Aramco's interest, support the CIC and manage the relationship and interactions with SABIC.

The Business Development Specialist in SA&ID reviews SABIC business development submissions; provides assistance in sourcing, screening, analyzing, planning and developing new business ventures, or a portfolio of ventures; provides high-level professional expertise in the development and management of new business ventures; assists SABIC in leading business portfolios and managing development of commercial agreements; providing administrative direction to analysts in reviewing legal documents; supports SABIC in managing negotiation strategy and execution; and supports SABIC in presenting business cases to Aramco in order to pass the required approval gate at Management Committee and/or Board meetings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages business development processes from screening, early engagements, studies, negotiation, and other required activities to progress proposals through stage gates all the way to deal closure.
  • Leads business development activities encompassing: creating and developing partnerships along the value chain; developing business proposals; and identifying suitable partnership strategy and business models to maximize value creation for Aramco.
  • Assists in the technical development and economic justification of capital programs, and alternatives to proposed capital projects.
  • Liaises with other departments to identify growth opportunities and capture synergies between assets.
  • Studies margin improvement opportunities in current refining and chemicals assets in context with the competitive landscape and market fundamentals.
  • Supports sustainability projects in line with environmental standards and decarbonization targets.
  • Provides commercial and technical expertise in executing the downstream strategy, including appraisal of strategic options, identification of strategic tradeoffs and implementation plans.
  • Represents Aramco in professional societies, standard committees and conferences.
  • Prepares, reviews and presents Management Committee briefs and presentations.
  • Provides developmental and mentoring support to Business Development Analysts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or Economics. MBA or a relevant advanced degree is strongly preferred.
  • 15 years of professional experience in business development, with a strong track record of economic and commercial evaluations for major chemicals and refining projects, and a deep understanding of associated operations and integration of assets.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing strategies and vision to develop an emerging business within a large well-established organization.
  • Strong business development and partnership development experience, including: establishing anchor projects with key partners and bringing companies together as co-investors in a large project investment.
  • Excellent understanding of financial analysis and valuation methodologies, commercial principals and mechanisms related to a transaction, and various types of commercial transactions.
  • Expert in navigating and influencing complex internal stakeholder groups to ensure successful business outcomes.
  • Expert in international business and cross-cultural professional practices.
  • Strong understanding of the petrochemicals industry, market Intelligence and familiarity with short-term and long-term strategic planning would be a preferred.


Title : Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
Req./Pref. : Preferred

Title : Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Req./Pref. : Preferred

Title : Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Req./Pref. : Preferred

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