SABIC Senior Business Counsel in Houston, Texas

Position Title Senior Business Counsel

Auto Req ID 7848BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Legal

Job Purpose & Responsibilities Job Purpose:

This generalist position provides legal support to the Americas Business Development and Projects teams as well as other SABIC business units and functions in the Americas across a broad range of business development and commercial legal activities including drafting and negotiating transaction documents , product risk management, reviewing marketing and promotional materials, handling pre-litigation disputes and issues, compliance, regulatory matters, antitrust advice, joint venture activities, real estate, corporate governance and providing day-to-day guidance and counsel to business leaders.


Close collaboration with Regional and Functional Counsel within the business unit or region as well as other regions, when required.

Provide proactive and effective legal support for key business activities related to M&A activities, joint ventures, and commercial transactions within the Americas and/or business unit in close collaboration with business development, sales or functional managers.

  • Serve as key member of business unit/functional leadership team in devising and implementing both short and long term business strategy in a manner that meets legal and compliance requirements

  • Provide advice and counsel to business unit leadership team on key legal developments impacting the Americas; recommend proactive solutions as required

  • Draft and negotiate contracts with complex provisions e.g., pricing, licensing, liquidated damages, performance bonds, limitations of liability, indemnities, tolling arrangements and take the lead in resolving issues connected with such contracts

Provides legal and compliance training and supports overall compliance initiatives to build and maintain a strong sustainable culture of compliance within the business unit.

Supports commercial claims or legal proceedings along with outside counsel or in-house litigation counsel.

Effectively supervise and manage cost of external legal support

Requirements Education & Training (degree, training, or certification required)

Law degree from a top law school with strong academic performance

Member in good standing of any state (or D.C.) bar


Minimum of five years relevant experience in commercial/transactional law, M&A or Energy Projects with a major law firm or Fortune 500 legal department

Significant experience leading all aspects of M&A transactions and greenfield projects

Experience negotiating and drafting complex transactional documents, including purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, EPC agreements and Statements Of Work (SoWs)s and other commercial agreements

Antitrust competence and international experience a plus

Superior analytical and communications skills, both written and verbal

Sound business judgment, self-confident and proactive

Strong focus on compliance and integrity

Global cultural sensitivity and awareness

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

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.