Building Construction Product Manager - Coil North,

China, Zhejiang, Jiaxing

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


- Acts as an ambassador and encouraging talent processes and engagement.
- Ensures a job profile is in place, sets objectives for team members, reviews development and provides clear, open and constructive feedback on performance combined with the appropriate actions.
- Strengthens the talent pipeline by developing talent and regularly assesses and discusses talent and internal movement. Continuously monitors and evaluates retention risk.
- Stimulates, manages and follows through on employee engagement and builds on the workforce to reflect the societies and markets in which we do business (D&I).
- Creates an open environment in the team where all people can perform at their best and stimulates the development of others and ensures an engaged marketing team.
- Ensures reporting line is fully informed and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations.
- Manages and plans relevant (departmental) budget and proactively manages the costs.

Reports on progress on a continuous base.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Metal Coatings

Sub business unit

Metal Coatings_North Asia

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Business and/or Functional Skills/Knowledge
- Demonstrated experience in performing competitive analysis, understanding and defining portfolio strategy, researching market and customer needs; and Writing and driving the development of a variety of programs and sales tools.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a team to rapidly produce results
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are absolutely required
- Experience in presenting to senior management and representing senior management in and out of the organization
- Creative problem solving, and marketing analysis skills
- Demonstrated experience in the development of messaging, positioning, sales tools, and market analysis
- Commanding knowledge of products
- Excellent communication- and negotiation skills.
- Ability to operate in a matrixes organization structure
- Strong analytical mindset.
- Hands on and practical mentality.
- Fluent in English and Chinese (both verbal and written).
- Must have at least 7+ years of one or more of the following areas: 
-  Product management preferably in the chemical industry
-  Technical Sales and/or Marketing experience with strong interdisciplinary and international experience. 

Bachelor's degree in sciences ideally in the chemical field.  Master's degree in business/marketing area highly desired.