Digital Content Specialist,

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Business unit: AkzoNobel

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.


An exciting opportunity for a creative, proactive and accomplished digital and video communications professional
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. We are a leading global producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

As a leading multinational we communicate globally to a wide range of business and consumer groups. Within this context we are currently strengthening our Global Communications function in order to develop an integrated, world class team and build capabilities in key areas such as digital, public affairs and internal engagement. As such, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of AkzoNobel’s Global Creative Services team as it brings our company purpose to life.
Within this context your mission in this role is to support AkzoNobel’s global businesses (Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals) by creating and crafting a full range of online content for websites and social media. This role has a particular focus on video development, production and project managing video agencies. You will become a key member of a dynamic, multi-award-winning team that never settles for anything less than the best.

Is this a challenge that matches your skills as an accomplished storyteller with flair, energy, imagination and a meticulous eye for detail? Do you have a thorough understanding of digital trends and how they translate to creating compelling online content? Can you combine hard work and great organizational skills with a spirit of fun? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Digital Content Specialist

The role and its responsibilities
Working from the AkzoNobel Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, you are responsible for producing compelling digital content for all channels and audiences as part of a dedicated creative team. Thus you play an active role in generating new ideas and exploring new ways of effectively reaching our target audiences while delivering the company’s messaging and brand objectives.
This requires you to work closely with the Global Editorial Manager as well as with colleagues from design, digital and media relations in order to establish an effective and productive workflow. You also liaise with relevant agencies and lead projects as required.
This demands that you quickly acquire a thorough understanding of the company’s strategy, purpose and brand values, accompanied by the know-how to bring these to life through engaging digital and video storytelling.
Finally, you undertake other tasks and duties related to content production as directed by the Global Editorial Manager.

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December 21, 2016

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Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
- 5+ years as a digital content creator and/or video expert with a proven track record of creating compelling and attractive content;
- Demonstrable ability in terms of video production, working with digital tools and channels and project managing video agencies; 
- Able to skillfully adapt content for use on a wide variety of channels;
- Enthusiastic team player who can also work on their own initiative;
- Capable of working under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
- Outstanding communicator and writer including near native written and spoken English.
Application details:
We welcome your online application, reference 160008AQ
Do you have any questions concerning this position? Please contact Jan-Kees Stout, Senior Talent Resourcing Partner, by phone +31 (0)88 010 6789 option 2
An online personality assessment might be part of the selection process