Dow Chemical Bulk Marine Planner in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

The Dow Chemical Companyis looking for* a * Bulk Marine Planner *to be based in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. *

Purpose of the job:

  • The Bulk Marine Planner has overall responsibility for executing the work process for bulk liquid marine shipments out of KSA.

  • The Supply Chain Operations department is responsible for the coordination of logistic services, to ensure PMLA product shipped via MPC and Bulk Marine out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the various hub locations around the world.

  • The several teams working within the department focus on areas like logistic coordination, including carriers, freight forwards and with the Joint Venture Sadara.

  • Supporting International Trade Operations (compliance with customs regulations, the creation and timely delivery of original documentation packages for export purposes) and Quality is also one of the tasks.

Key job responsibilities:

  • Execute Marine Bulk Work Process to meet EH&S requirements and on time delivery.

  • Communicate forecast per lane to carrier and ensure the high level vessel schedule match requirements.

  • Ensure vessels are vetted and are safe and seaworthy before sending the nomination to carrier and Sadara.

  • Arrange marine transport taking into account: (contract) freight prices, quantities to be shipped, cargo combinations, critical time schedule for loading and discharge at ports.

  • Sending the tentative and firm nominations to the carrier based on carrier nomination per trade lane and availability of products to ensure the carrier Laycan and ETA meets Sadara products availability in the KFIP tanks.

  • Manage and monitor the Surveying of the shipments with focus on the Ship’s tanks volume and quality and ensure alignment with Sadara Surveyors.

  • Strive with Sadara Marine and terminal team to minimize Demurrage and loading times.

  • Use the flexibility of various marine transport options such as board including independent survey at vessels and related shore installations and find best/lowest solution within given contracts as well as manage Dow’s Liability.

  • Manage issues in operations as well as assist with the demurrage calculations and claim recovery for Marine transport including RCI

  • Communicate and coordinate outbound volumes with partners at Sadara to ensure push model production systems are met.

  • Ensure compliance with PMLA Agreement for Bulk Marine.

  • Execute SAP system transactions and ensure shipment completion and quality date are received at Dow system on timely manner.

Key job activities:

  • Ensure that only “Vetting” approved vessels are used, and vessels fit the installation intended for berthing.

  • Ensure that fixed vessels are in compliance with regulatory requirements (Marpol) and business quality guidelines (tank suitability, previous cargoes, temperature instructions, purge instructions, etc.)

  • Align supply / demand for Marine transport with business supply chain needs

  • Ensure timely fixtures, nominations of terminals and surveyor and correct BL instruction

  • Optimize vessel rotation to lowest cost / max benefit Dow in accordance with planner, owner, terminal

  • Optimize marine trade lane cost taking into account business supply demand balance.

  • Update SAP / marine data and ensure the updated information reaches carrier and Sadara.

  • Investigate, communicate and approve significant ETA deviations prepare alternatives.

  • Prepare marine invoicing (allocation of freight, demurrage, bunkers, surcharges) review correctness and ensure timely payment to ship owner

  • Investigate and communicate significant lay-time deviations and initiate recharging cost from 3PL whenever more than allowed lay-time is used.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree preferably in Engineering, Marine or Nautical Science

  • Fluent written and oral communication in English and Arabic

  • Knowledge of job related information system technologies, e.g. SAP R2/R3, MS Office, MAPS, NEA

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

  • Team focused while able to operate independently

  • Good organization skills

  • Be able to handle stressful situations

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the Supply Chain and Logistics field

Global/Functional Competencies

  • INTERPERSONNEL EFFECTIVENESS: job success will require successful interaction with a wide range of business and functional representatives as well as with external parties

  • INITIATIVE: proactively identifies issues and develop solutions and takes actions to achieve the desired results

  • LEADERSHIP: provides direction and guidance to internal and external resources and motivates changes contributing towards the achievement of the business requirements

  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: making effective use of analytical tools and methodologies to identify root causes, particularly as these relate to transportation safety, deviations and opportunities (e.g. asset optimization)

About this Posting

The Dow Chemical Company values the benefits that diversity can bring. Dow is looking for individuals best suited for this role regardless of nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products. Additional information on division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at .


Bulk Marine Planner


MEAF-Saudi Arabia-Saudi Arabia-Al-Khobar

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