Global Marketing Manager Hair Styling,

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Business unit: Surface Chemistry

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.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry –has an outstanding opportunity for a Global Marketing Manager - Hair Styling. This position will develop and implement marketing plan for the assigned brand(s)/product(s)/ market(s) and co-authors Business Unit (Surface Chemistry) segment strategy. Leads large (sub) projects across multiple disciplines, and defines scope of the Marketing communication strategy. This position needs to demonstrate a high degree of understanding of our Innovation processes and be able to integrate market needs with our capabilities using that process to deliver new products to market. Financially aware, the Global Marketing Manager needs to be in tune with the business needs and maximize the customer impact and commercial value obtained within tight budgetary constraints.

This position can be located in Chicago, IL or Bridgewater, New Jersey

Specific Tasks:
- Stimulate and support the sales teams by sharing market, customer and competitor’s information
- Map existing markets, potential markets and competitors
- Provide marketing plans, PR materials and map all relevant exhibitions and support the sales managers to develop new prospects
- Define and assess market opportunities to optimize profitability by prioritization and expansion of consumption, to increase volume, revenue and contribution margin, and to improve profitability of existing products globally
- Within the approved marketing strategy ensure customer communications are prioritized against available opportunities to maximize ROI
- Work with customers, R&D and Sales to create profitable new products to help meet growth objectives
- Work together with RD&I, Sales and other key supporting functions to ensure efficient and effective product launches
- In conjunction with segment leaders develop compelling customer value propositions

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Surface Chemistry

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Master/academic, MBA degree preferred
- Minimum of four (4) year of relevant experience in chemical or consumer goods marketing
- Fluency in English is a must, and skills in other relevant languages a plus
- Experience in a chemicals process related business environment is preferred
- Experience in innovating, marketing and PR processes
- Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
- Comfortable working across global cultures
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, listening, influencing, entrepreneurship, result oriented, negotiation, proven problem solving abilities and strong business acumen
- Excellent project management capabilities
- Experience in sales or sales management a plus
- Experience with typical stage and gate processes
- Must be able to travel upwards of 40% of the time
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)