Global Reporting Specialist,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

Business unit: Global Business Services

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.


Bring your HR data reporting skills to a key role within a fast-moving international structure
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more livable 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.
Our global business success is supported by an extensive HR organization. Within this context, your mission in this role is to translate global HR system-reporting demands into standardized reporting via tools such as report designer in euHReka (vendor NGA) and for example OBI from Oracle Taleo. You also drive the rollout of reporting tools and strategy and work within wider project team to support our Business Intelligence reporting solution.
As such, you must be able to thrive in a working environment that demands strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, along with a natural ability for team collaboration and open communication.
Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a professional with advanced data-analytical, planning and change management skills?  Can you respond to changing reporting requirements and explain those changes to others? In doing so, can you equip others with the skills to perform key reporting tasks themselves? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real and positive difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more, we invite you to apply for the position of
Global Reporting Specialist
The role and its responsibilities
Working from our offices in Arnhem / the Netherlands, you perform a number of key tasks as we seek to optimize our HR data reporting processes and capability.
In doing so you lead important improvement initiatives that will add value to the business by delivering cost reductions and standardization. Thus is it essential that you are able to train, coach and mentor your HR business partners so that they are able to perform more reporting responsibilities themselves.
Further, you gather reporting needs from the business/customer and act as a single Point of Contact regarding complex reporting issues and questions. You also develop and maintain queries for reporting and provide (calculations) insight into data when clarification is required by customers. In addition you align with the Master Data Management team to ensure that data systems are up to date.
All of this demands the ability to act proactively and seek opportunities for Continuous Improvement while interacting with a wide range of global stakeholders in order to build effective custome r relationships.

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Closing date

October 31, 2017

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Business unit

Global Business Services

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Human Resources

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
·       Master’s degree and a strong interest in HR;
·       Three to five years of experience in a customer focused, support based role (preferably in HR), including two or more years of experience in reporting and/or analysis of data;
·       Very strong IT skills including advanced level Excel and PowerPoint and a good knowledge of working with systems, with SAP experience a plus;
·       Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability;
·       Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail;
·       Strong written and verbal communication skills including fluent written and spoken English.
Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 170001G8 or use the ‘apply’ link.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated