Product Manager / Vehicle Refinishes,

United States, Michigan, Troy

Business unit: Vehicle Refinishes

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.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has an outstanding opportunity for a Product Manager in our Vehicle Refinishes division!

Actively manages the allocated product group as a portfolio in line with agreed branding rules and hierarchies. Ensures that the product group matches customer needs and supports the development of new or replacement products and manages their launch into the market; manages the withdrawal of unwanted or obsolete products.

• Creates relevant value propositions for customer segments in accordance with the segment plans.
• Actively manages products as a portfolio, bringing in new products and regularly eliminating obsolete products
• Identifies new product customer needs and creates specification for new products in liaison with R&D
• Ensures effective planning, communication and progress of both new product development and NPL activities.
• Assures the timely launch of new products into the market and follows approval processes
• Implements brand strategies to ensure optimal product positioning and value creation.
• Maintains and manages the specified product ranges by customer to ensure compliance to specification set by each manufacturer.
• Provides ideas for product positioning to broader product management community.
• Contributes to the creation of best practices in product management through the BA
• Be familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct and HSE standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Vehicle Refinishes

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Chemistry or related degree. MBA is a plus.
• Minimum 4 years portfolio product management experience.
• Minimum 4+ years working experience in R&D or commercial environment.
• Prior experience working in the coatings, paint or chemical industry is highly desired.
• Strong presentation, business acumen and communication skills.
• Prior experience with color development/formulation is a plus.
• Able to travel up to 25% of the time.
• Experience with SAP is a plus.

As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).