Having the freedom to express yourself from day one. Being rewarded for what you contribute.
And having the space to grow and develop. That’s what every day is like in RD&I at AkzoNobel.
But don’t take our word for it. We’ve asked some of our colleagues how they feel about working here.
Click on the links below to read their stories.
"harnessing all the knowledge through a multitude of channels to push our technology forward"
Dick van Beelen
Director of Open Innovation in Sassenheim, the Netherlands
"seeking to push the boundaries when it comes to innovation"
Development Manager for Decorative Paints in Bombay, India
"rely on colleagues and management for encouragement and support"
Haiyan (Jeremy) Jin
Senior Development Technologist, Marine & Protective Coatings in Felling, United Kingdom
"amazed by the sheer diversity of the work"
R&D Director Cellulosic Specialties for Functional Chemicals in Stenungsund, Sweden
"every opportunity to develop in both my area of expertise and as a manager"
Process Technology Expert Capability Group Leader in Deventer, The Netherlands
| ||"everything depends on the quality and engagement of our people and their desire to make a difference"|
LatAm RD&I Director, Sustainability Focal Point in São Paulo, Brazil
"in close contact with people in the businesses"
Limin (Maggie) Shao
Research Team Leader for RD&I in Shanghai, China
"opportunity to work on business skills that drive innovation"
Technical Manager Woodcare & HPC, Decorative Paints, China
"always on the lookout for innovative technology"
Chemist at Packaging Coatings R&D in Strongsville, Ohio, USA
"develop as an individual and be involved in cutting-edge research"
Senior Scientist, Corporate Research, China
"challenging projects requiring non-standard solutions"
Researcher for Functional Chemicals RD&I Center in Deventer, The Netherlands
For testimonials from employees working in other parts of the AkzoNobel organization, click here.