Colour Support Specialist UK,

United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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.


Colour Support Specialist
Up to £35,000 + 25days holiday, pension, flexible benefits and staff discounts
Didcot, Oxfordshire

Do you already have experience of the vehicle refinish world and are looking to develop your career in a company that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them? That business is AkzoNobel. We’re looking for a Colour Support Specialist to join our Vehicle refinish business and build on our reputation for colour excellence. Providing colour support to our customers, you’ll ensure that everyone has the right first time paint match. The clients you will be working with range from refinish bodyshops to repair centres and manufacturer fleet services. Using colour digitisation technology you’ll be supporting our customers by developing and mixing colour combinations to match their colour requirements.
As Colour Support Specialist you will act as our local colour support expert. This will involve making contact and visiting bodyshops, PDI's, Import Centers, Central storages to collect measurements, car parts and colour information. You will also share this local market knowledge with internal stakeholders. You will execute colour initiatives in the market, roll out colour tools and produce monthly reports covering on-going major local colour activities. You will handle colour complaints.working with our support lab and feedback results to customers. Important will be the ability to provide competitor monitoring and benchmarking too.

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August 19, 2017

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Vehicle Refinishes

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

With a background in the automotive industry you will be used to working cross functionally with a range of individuals and teams.  Strong IT skills are a must and previous experience of using a CRM system would be advantageous (but not a requirement). Comfortable working directly with customers, you are able to work on your own initiative, possess good communication skills and are flexible to adapt to changing priorities. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
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 Colour Support Executive 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.