Regional Technical Service Manager,

United Kingdom

Business unit: Protective 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.


Regional Technical Service Manager
£34,000-£48,700 + 25days holiday, pension, flexible benefits & staff discounts
Flexible across UK – Travel to HQ in Felling
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. That’s precisely the opportunity we can offer you at AkzoNobel. We are the world’s leading coatings and specialty chemicals company and are recruiting a Regional Technical Manager to lead our technical services team, guarantee operational excellence and help our Protective Coatings business achieve sales targets.
As Regional Technical Services Manager you will manage the team and support the achievement of sales, expense and profitability targets. This will involve demonstrating products, technical problem solving, testing and performing technical scans and audits for designated customers. You will prioritise work and identify ways to optimise processes and align technical activities to ensure industry best standards of customer service. You will monitor the market, collate business intelligence and act as a point of expertise for sales teams providing insight to make sure we continue to meet customer needs. You will also support training activities and help build the capabilities of colleagues.

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Closing date

January 21, 2017

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United Kingdom

Business unit

Protective Coatings

Sub business unit

Protective 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. Good at communicating, especially with sales teams, you will have a track record of developing a high performing team and possess strong project management skills. You will have a good understanding of H&S and 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 Regional 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.