Business unit: Paints and Coatings
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.
As a technical expert you will be responsible for proactive and professional delivery of high-quality technical service to internal and external customers, with focus on Nordics Key Accounts.
You will be the focal point for Nordics, with special attention on Sweden, for addressing the technical aspects and questions related to powder coating products and powder coating application. Your primary focus will be on the coating application and products used at the industrial coating lines at customer sites, assuring smooth coating operation, providing technical support, leading optimization and new product introduction projects at Nordics Powder Coatings Key Account at their production sites in Sweden.
Covering commercial aspects of the relationships with the Automotive Key Accounts would be a plus.
Your responsibilities include f ollowing and communication to the Sales Team of the latest news regarding to technical developments, technical, legislation and HSE standards and best practices, o rganizing trainings and demonstrations of powder coating application process, education of customers on application processes as well as on technical problem solving, coordination and monitoring of the implementation of new products, new technologies, new colors, new services and new processes in the region.
Job requirements/Candidate profile
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the field of technical aspects of (powder) coating products and coating application processes.
- Commercial skills and experience are preferred.
- Proven record of dealing effectively with customers and internal stakeholders on technical (and commercial) topics.
- You must be able to communicate in English on a professional level, written and spoken. Knowledge of Swedish is a must-have.
- The ability and experience to work in a structured way, with strategic and long-term vision is necessary.
As a person we expect you to be flexible, pragmatic and able to drive changes and to take the overall ownership. You are communicative, able to work cross functional with a high engagement and with a service minded approach.
This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to Nordic Sales Manager Powder Coatings, Boris Kuzmanovic. Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For information about the recruitment process please contact Elisabet Haraldsdottir, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +46 703-501799
For Unions related questions, please contact:
Unionen Jörgen Dahlgren +46 708 35 52 49
Sveriges Ingenjörer/Akademikerna Johan Vihlborg +46708835637
Ledarna Boris Parezanovic +46 708 35 52 55
More about the business
International Paint Ltd is a global company, world leader in protective coatings.
The company is part of the AkzoNobel group of companies since 1998.
The Swedish subsidiary company, International Färg AB, has a turnover of around one billion SEK and approx.140 employees. Our modern factory and Nordic head office is located in Angered outside Gothenburg. We manufacture protective coatings for the markets in Europe & Russia. We also market and sell paint products in the segments Protective Coatings and Marine, Yacht and Powder Coatings.
What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm.
By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world
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