Distributor Territory Manager,

United Kingdom, England, Brighton

Business unit: Decorative Paints

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.


Distributor Territory Manager
Salary circa £30,000 plus company car, bonus, 25 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits scheme & staff discounts
Field based - Brighton, Horsham and Sevenoaks
We have a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate with a background in sales, you will have a passion for driving and maximising profit targets and looking to develop your career in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them... That business is AkzoNobel.
As a UK Distributor Territory Manager you will maintain and develop existing customers including (B&Q, B&M, Homebase, Wickes, Brewers, Travis Perkins) and new customers within a defined territory (South East - Brighton, Horsham, Sevenoaks). Through appropriate propositions and ethical sales methods you will be responsible to optimise the quality of service, business growth and customer satisfaction. The successful candidate will be involved in activating national agreed shelf plans, marketing initiatives, new product launches and promotions and ensure the continuing compliance of these initiatives.
We will then look to you to use your expertise to work closely with specified Customer Business Teams via central communications to deliver national customer plans at a Territory level.  You will prepare sales presentations and proposals and coordinate use of other company resources to provide value-added services to accounts. You would also be responsible for monitoring and reporting on market and competitor activities to ensure we continue to lead in the sector.
The successful candidate must possess a current UK driving license, and customer facing sales experience. You will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate strong problem solving skills as well as the ability to operate processes and procedures safely. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
In return you will receive a competitive salary, bonus, company car as well as many development opportunities to support your future career aspirations.
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 Technical Support Specialist 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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May 30, 2017

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United Kingdom





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Decorative Paints

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