Vacancy

Product Manager,
Full-time

United Kingdom, England, Felling

Business unit: Protective 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.

Responsibility

Product Manager – Oil & Gas
££ depending on expertise + 25 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits & staff discounts
Felling, Gateshead
 
Perhaps you have marketing experience or more likely you are a graduate with an interest in developing a career in marketing. What you definitely are is keen to take on a role that will develop and stretch you - in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and allow you to act on them. Look no further than this Product Manager position with AkzoNobel. Working for our Protective Coatings business you will be given a platform for your talents and the opportunity to use your skills to build customer loyalty, grow market share and increase profitability.
 
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 number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We’re also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK. You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best. Is that you?
 
If it is responsibility you are after then as Product Manager you will be given as much as you can take monitoring and managing our Oil & Gas product portfolio. This will mean providing product lifecycle analyses, product competitiveness and product gap reviews as well as creating relevant value propositions for customer segments in accordance with segment plans. You will also implement annual product strategies. From managing range deletions to helping bring new products to market to meeting evolving customer needs you will be at the heart of the action. In addition, y ou will research the market to understand trends and unmet needs, then utilise your insight to drive the product innovation process and steer new product development projects. There will be opportunities for international travel.

Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

October 04, 2016

Vacancy number

160006IT

Continent

Europe

Country

United Kingdom

State/Region/Province

England

Site

Felling

Business unit

Protective Coatings

Job family

Marketing_Prod_Mgmt

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

You could be a graduate in Marketing, Economics or Chemistry fresh from University, a marketeer with some experience under your belt or maybe your expertise has been gained in technical sales. Whatever your background you must have good MS Office and business analysis skills, and be comfortable using analytical tools. An excellent communicator you will have a combination of technical and commercial understanding as well as strong networking skills. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments. Most importantly you will have a passion and enthusiasm for growing and developing your career within Product Management.
 
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be part of a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
 
AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.
 
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