Digital Color IT Specialist - Troy, MI,

United States, Michigan, Troy

Business unit: Vehicle Refinishes

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.


Job Context

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes is a leading innovator of product, color technology and state-of-the-art customer services. Our product range includes solutions to meet the needs of various segments in the vehicle refinishes market, as well as the OEM commercial vehicles market. Our world’s leading brands include Lesonal®, Dynacoat®, Sikkens®. We deliver innovative solutions to body shop owners and repair professionals.

Within VR the Regional Digital Color Support Champion is part of the Color Marketing department. Color lines are very important to SMU VR for the success of the business. This role focuses on the following business topics:
Digitization of color for our customers
Automatchic instrument and software
Customer Software for color search, formula retrieval and mixing,
Dealing with regional Vehicle Refinish markets

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities 
- As regional expert, supports the countries on all Digital Color topics
- Leads and coordinates implementation and roll out of new digital color tools (customer software, Automatchic etc).
- Provides information to the region on release and roll-out of new color tools required in preparation of annual budgets in allocated countries.
- Monitors appropriate budgeting.
- Leads and coordinates updates of software, firmware and customer color data in the region
- Supports sales & implementation of Digital Color at regional key accounts (a.o. Distribution partners)
- Is the 3rd level customer support for customer problems on digital color
- Collects market feedback from the region, consolidates and analyses the information, identifies action for improvements and reports findings into the Global Color Marketing organization.
- Discusses and aligns market requirements within VR color marketing team.
- Participates as regional representative in global color projects and activities.
- Trains country Local Color Support Experts and supports training to local technicians and customers on the use of new color tools.
- Coordinates regional hardware needs and licenses for color software.
- Registers and reports the results of internal support obtained in daily work.
- Coordinates demand- and production planning for color tools for the region.
- Maintains and updates technical aspects of websites.
- Gets familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct/HS&E standards and acts in compliance with all their regulations.
Functional Responsibilities/Network
- Contributes to the execution of sales -, expense - and profitability targets established for the region by supporting in development, implementation and maintenance of color tools for the regional VR market.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Vehicle Refinishes

Sub business unit

Vehicle Refinishes_North America

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor’s degree Commercial/ Technical
3-5 years working experience (Preferably in a function in the field of customer support or technical support Preferably some experience working in projects and ideally have some experience in color related subjects)
Fluent English
Very good skills of MS office, Color Software
Knowledge on IT systems like CRM, SQL in relation to Color Software
Hands on and customer focused
Quickly understands the customer need
Team player
Location Address:
1845 Maxwell St.
Troy, MI 48084 


As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. 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).