Territory Sales Representative,

United Kingdom, England, Southampton

Business unit: Speciality 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.


Territory Sales Representative
Yacht Coatings
UK Southern Region
Competitive salary plus bonus, company car, health care, 25 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits scheme & staff discounts
An experienced field sales professional, ideally with a background in the paint or coatings industry, you are looking to develop your career in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. We’re looking for a skilled sales representative to build market share and increase profits through working with existing customers and by winning new accounts in the South of England for our yacht coatings business.
As Sales Representative you will manage your customer portfolio in your territory and ensure sales volumes and profit targets are delivered in line with our business plan. This will mean maximising sale opportunities within existing customers as well as identifying and winning new accounts. Your role will involve developing contact strategies, extending customer penetration for our products, increasing market intelligence and building relationships to gain new business. You will also champion our products at boat shows, trade fairs and other events. We will look to you to develop a strong technical understanding of our product range in order to understand customer needs and provide technical guidance to strengthen our offer. Important will be the ability to monitor and report effectiveness against targets as well as deliver customer service levels that ensure the market continues to use AkzoNobel products above all others.
As a commercially astute sales professional, you know how to develop sales plans, create contact strategies and deliver sales activities that meet customers’ needs.
Target driven you must also possess excellent negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills. Good at monitoring and providing management reporting you will also be familiar with maintaining CRM systems. You will need a full driving licence and be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments. Experience of sales in the marine leisure or paint industries would be an advantage but is not essential.
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 a Sales Representative 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.

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Closing date

April 27, 2017

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United Kingdom





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Speciality Coatings

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Speciality Coatings_North Europe

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Full time/part time


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