Project Manager Coatings Development,

Germany, North Rhine Westphalia, Hilden

Business unit: Metal Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel ist das größte Unternehmen für Farben und Lacke weltweit und ein führender Produzent von Spezialchemikalien. Wir sind in vielen wichtigen Marktsegmenten tätig, von Bauwesen und Infrastruktur bis hin zu Transport, Industrie und Konsumgütern. Wir sind auch führend im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeit und rangieren an oberster Stelle des Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In der Praxis bedeutet dies, dass unsere nachhaltigen Lösungen jeden Tag in Ihrem Leben und im Leben Ihrer Freunde und Familie präsent sind: Wir sind der entscheidende Faktor, damit Sie Ihre täglichen Aufgaben erledigen können.


For our fast growing business unit "Metal Coatings" in Hilden we are currently looking for a

Project Manager (f/m) Coatings Development

- Provide expertise in platform formulation, application and evaluation of Coil and Packaging Coatings in Hilden and with our international Partnerlaboratories within AkzoNobel
- Assume responsibilities associated with platform formulations as well as database ownership
- Investigate issues and develop action plans in response to routine or none routine platform work requests, able to manage a couple of projects in parallel
- Run internal trainings or presentations on specific topics or solving of fundamental issues
- Propose project type based on short term R&D work - Identify product or process related problems and transform them into project tasks
- Plan the work, break down structure and execute tasks

- Carry out tasks to support projects or routine work according to agreed standards and timelines as well as ensuring communication between customers and the working team
- Contribute actively to a project team through interpretation of results and technical knowledge

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number







North Rhine Westphalia



Business unit

Metal Coatings

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Paint Chemistry, Polymer Science or similar education
- 3-5 years of experience in the industrial coatings industry and sound knowledge of rapid-cure, thermosetting technology and thermally cross linked systems as well as related generic raw materials
- Excellent knowledge of performance coatings formulation, application and performance
- Project management knowledge
- Strong delivery focus with good analytical approach
- Ability to manage small working groups or  teams temporary
- Flexible approach, good self-organization and planning skills
- Fluent in German, very good communication skills in English
If you are interested in this position please apply online through our vacancy bank. If there are any further questions please feel free to contact:
Dietrich Brand
Talent Resourcing Partner
+49 221 99 585 267