Specification Account Manager,

United Kingdom, England, London

Business unit: DP Marketing & Sales Unit UK and Ireland

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.


Specification Account Manager
Salary up to £40,000 plus bonus, company car, fuel card and many more benefits.
Field Based, South London
Already an Account Manager with a paint background and strong customer facing skills you are now looking for a new challenge and ready to develop your career in a business that will make the most of your talents and enhance your skills. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class products, including the Dulux ‘Super Brand’, we are recognised the world over for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering market leading products. We are a company that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. We are now recruiting an Account Manager to work with professional specifiers working on building and infrastructure projects and ensure our decorative trade products are used in specifications for work.
As Specification Account Manager your remit will be to increase sales, market share and profitability for our products by selling the benefits of our brands and offering paint specification and technical advice to professional specifiers and our Specifier Development Managers and Contractor Development Managers. This will involve identifying specification solutions for new and/or changing substrates, developing relationships with key specifiers and building a reputation as a coatings industry expert. We will also look to you to monitor and report on sector developments and competitor activities. Important too will be the ability to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.
You must have extensive experience in a customer facing role ideally with a paint background. This will have given you expertise in developing and executing strategic customer plans as well as using market and customer insights to drive a market leading position. Good at developing relationships at all levels you will demonstrate excellent communication and financial skills too. Self-motivated, you are comfortable at prioritising your workload, excel at achieving targets and are resilient in negotiations. Critically, you will be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.  You will be field based with an expectation to be visiting customers on a daily basis. A full driving licence is also 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 Specifier Account Manager 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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September 28, 2017

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United Kingdom





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DP Marketing & Sales Unit UK and Ireland

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