Sibelco Innovation Development Program

“To achieve Sibelco’s Vision for the future innovation is key. Innovation happens where disciplines and functions interface. Innovation disrupts and causes change, shifting paradigms and forcing people to leave their comfort zone.”


Sibelco Innovation Development Program (SIDP) Details

The Sibelco Innovation Development Program (SIDP) connects people through the global utilization of resources and knowledge. The SIDP will drive change, develop our people, network and retain talent for the future.

We are seeking talented, motivated and passionate Post Graduates in natural sciences or engineering in the areas of materials, chemistry, mineralogy and processes, with a desire to build strong relationships, explore opportunities, speak up and deliver on results; at a company with a strong and sustainable culture supporting both individual and organizational performance, development and growth.

The program includes:

? The opportunity to work on various projects with strategic impact in our different business segments
? Participation in at least one overarching cross-functional project during the full period of the program
? Direct sponsorship and mentoring by Sibelco’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
? Additional coaching by other leaders within the company
? Every opportunity to experience different cultures and build a wide network
? Obtain specific business and technology know-how

Successful applicants are immediately provided with a permanent market competitive labor agreement. The SIDP runs for 24 months and is considered as a first step in a lasting career at Sibelco. At the completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for next career steps within the company.

At Sibelco, we continue to build a global workforce in which our people feel a sense of pride and belonging and where our managers assist our employees to develop and make the most valuable contribution.

After successfully completing the program, candidates may be offered a position within one of our Business Lines or within one of the Global Functions. Opportunities will be explored well in advance between the candidate and the Executive Leaders that have been involved closely, as well as Human Resources.

The primary work location will be Sibelco’s head office in Antwerp, Belgium. Extended business trips to other locations are part of the program and will be required for the success of the appointed strategic project.


To ensure the success of the program and the applicants, the Sibelco Innovation Development Program will annually accept a limited number of participants.

Are you the next candidate we are looking for? Do you have a willingness to learn, lead and navigate ambiguity? If so, please send your CV to SIDP@SIBELCO.COM?along with an?accompanied file (cover letter, presentation or short film) on why you are applying. Please note we are only able to accept applications in English. Applications in other languages will not be accepted.