Business Partner IM,

India, Karnataka, Bangalore

Business unit: Performance 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.


Business partner operates under responsibility of the Business Information Manager with a specific geographic and/or
functional scope.
Business Relationship
§ Be the single point of contact and partner of choice for the designated geographical and/ or functional area of
§ Develop, manage and enhance relationships with key business/ function stakeholders, actively manage their
expectations and satisfaction
§ Ensure that relevant stakeholders are involved in specification of new services and/or major upgrades to
existing services
§ Ensure sufficient and coherent IM communication towards the business/ functions
Strategy/ Innovation
§ Highlight/identify gaps in existing functionality and IM Services and review requirements with stakeholders
§ Identify opportunities and pro-actively propose these
Initiative Portfolio Management
§ Develop Business Requirements Specification that will determine the estimate of cost, time and resources to
deploy solutions
§ Develop project rationale and perform scoping assessments to determine feasibility of initiatives
§ Leverage geographical proximity, ensure demand generated on local level is properly captured and channeled
through the right decision making process.
§ Develop project estimates & business case (costs, savings, revenue opportunities, investment horizon, etc)
§ Providing inputs on high level functional solutions to supply / architecture teams.
Internal Alignment
§ Represent local/ country and/ or functional IM interests in business/ function driven initiatives
Service Development/ Operations
§ Align with local business/ function representatives to gather requirements for proper definition of Business
Service Levels
§ Monitor organizational readiness and align with business to ensure adequate timing of change deployment in
geographical areas
§ Ensure knowledge network is properly set-up and functioning
Performance Management
§ Ensure timely and complete communication on status for running initiatives and services , as well as for

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Performance Coatings

Job family

Information Management

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

4-6 years relevant experience Broad understanding of business/ function processes
Experience in business process analysis, defining / implementing user requirements and IT projects
Deep IM process/ methodology knowledge
Broad interest in and knowledge of IM Strong in strategic topics, adding value to vision and strategy