Regional Technical Service Manager,

United Kingdom, England

Business unit: Marine 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.


Technical Services Manager
£47,000 - £67,000 + 25days holiday, pension, flexible benefits and staff discounts
Home Based
Used to resolving technical problems for customers and supporting the sales process you are now looking to develop your expertise in a company that will make the most of your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. Look no further than this Technical Services Manager role with AkzoNobel. We are the world’s leading coatings and specialty chemicals company and want you to join the management team and develop our technical sales people, implement our regional strategy and execute sales.
As Technical Services Manager you will deliver increased profitability by managing the field force and organising a high quality sales support infrastructure. Your team will demonstrate products and get involved in technical problem solving as well as test and perform technical scans and audits for customers. You will prioritise work and identify ways to optimise processes and align technical activities to ensure industry best standards of customer service, all the while supporting the increase in sales and revenue. You will network with internal stakeholders and share knowledge of the market, customer needs and competitor activity to help shape strategy and product development. You will also support training activities, oversee communication of technical updates to the field force and help build the capabilities of colleagues.

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Closing date

December 09, 2016

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United Kingdom



Business unit

Marine Coatings

Sub business unit

Marine Coatings North Europe

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

You will have extensive experience in a technical representative role gained in a sales environment. Good at communicating, especially with sales teams, you will have a track record of developing a high performing and engaged team. You will possess strong project management skills and be used to managing budgets and meeting deadlines. You work collaboratively and have a good understanding of H&S as well as be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments. Knowledge of the protective coatings market would be a real advantage.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As 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. 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.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be Technical Services Manager in 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.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.