Account Manager (m/w),

Germany, North Rhine Westphalia, Cologne

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel ist das größte Unternehmen für Farben und Lacke weltweit und ein führender Produzent von Spezialchemikalien. Wir sind in vielen wichtigen Marktsegmenten tätig, von Bauwesen und Infrastruktur bis hin zu Transport, Industrie und Konsumgütern. Wir sind auch führend im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeit und rangieren an oberster Stelle des Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In der Praxis bedeutet dies, dass unsere nachhaltigen Lösungen jeden Tag in Ihrem Leben und im Leben Ihrer Freunde und Familie präsent sind: Wir sind der entscheidende Faktor, damit Sie Ihre täglichen Aufgaben erledigen können.


Are you looking for a Technical Sales role within a leading international organization? Join our great team at AkzoNobel as
Account Manager Europe (m/f)
Your challenges
- In this role you are responsible for the sales of additives for polymers, primarily in Germany but forming part of the Sales Team for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa
- Within this context you aim to grow sales with existing accounts and make sure to develop new business opportunities at new customers
- Furthermore it is your responsibility to close deals with accounts in your area, and to negotiate on price, payments terms and commercial conditions
- As a strong networker with very good communications skills you are able to build long-term relationships with your customers and visit potential and existing customers on a regular basis
- At all times you provide feedback to internal departments to ensure customer satisfaction
- You provide reliable sales forecasts to ensure proper product availability planning
- Twice per year you draw up a detailed territory plan for your area including market overview, tactical plans, targets etc.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number







North Rhine Westphalia



Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry_EMEIA

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Your Profile
- University or Bachelor degree in Science, preferably chemistry, polymer chemistry  or chemical engineering
- Additional education in economics or MBA would be valuable
- At least 2-4 years of (technical) sales experience in a b2b environment
- Solid knowledge of Polymer market is a plus
- You have excellent skills in German and English, any other European language is a plus
- Strong interpersonal skills (pro-active, motivated, ambitious and open minded)
- You are willing to travel ( around 50%)
- Strong computer skills  with ability to use spreadsheet, database, presentation, and word processing software
Application details
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Golnaz Mokhtarani, Recruiter, +49 221 9 95 85 167. We welcome your online application.