Marketing Specialist,

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.


Marketing Specialist
£Competitive package & benefits including pension and private health schemes, life assurance and more.
Felling, Gateshead
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. We are a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.
Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier.
 We are headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.
We are looking for an experienced Marketing professional, who can demonstrate a successful track record ideally gained within an international environment. We require an energetic leader with strategic and hands on ability to lead and coach our marketing specialist team. Experience of leading and managing in culture change activities would be an advantage. If you are looking for a new challenge in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and allow you to act on them. This Marketing Specialist role with AkzoNobel is the role to satisfy your needs. Working in our Protective Coatings business this is a great opportunity to further enhance your expertise by executing marketing plans and developing marketing materials as part of our overall communications strategy.
As Marketing Specialist you will help the business achieve sales and profitability targets by developing and implementing communication plans and supporting your allocated countries with marketing activities and materials. This will involve working with digital platforms and producing content while ensuring work is on brand and in line with guidelines. Working with external supplier partners you will also get involved in the conceptualisation process, story creation and asset management. In addition you will take the key role in delivering direct marketing products and sales promotion events to enhance engagement and increase sales.
A graduate in a relevant discipline you must have extensive marketing experience, ideally gained in an international environment. An excellent communicator with strong influencing skills you will be good at building relationships and comfortable working with third party partners. You will be used to overseeing projects and controlling budgets. You will also be the sort of person who thinks creatively and is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
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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September 26, 2016

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Protective Coatings

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Protective Coatings Marketing

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Full time/part time


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