Sales Assistant, Specialty Chemicals,

Sweden, Västra Götaland, Göteborg

Business unit: Industrial Chemicals

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel är ett världsledande färgföretag och en ledande producent av specialkemikalier, bygglim och limsystem. Vi har ledande marknadspositioner och starka varumärken i länder över hela världen. Vi arbetar inom flera viktiga marknadssegment – från bygg- och infrastruktur till transport, industri- samt konsumtionsvaror. Vi är också ledande inom hållbar utveckling och rankas som nummer ett på Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rent praktiskt innebär det att våra hållbara lösningar dagligen präglar ditt, din familjs och dina vänners liv. Våra produkter gör det möjligt för er att göra det ni behöver.


AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals produces and markets high purity salt, chlorine, caustic lye, hydrochloric acid, chloromethanes and monochloroacetic acid (MCA). These products are essential in daily life and are for example used in the manufacture of vehicles, glass, performance plastics, pharmaceuticals, feed and food (e.g.  Jozo, Nezo, OneGrain and KNZ), textiles and disinfectants for swimming pools.
We are now looking for a Sales assistant within our department of sales that marketing our product Chlor-Alkali & Chloromethanes. You will be supporting two of our salesmanagers within Sweden, you will be located in Gothenburg. This is a temporary position between january 1st, 2018 and december 31, 2018.  
Your key objective will be to support sales managers in realizing targets and lasting relations with customers, liaison position between Customer service and Sales with problem solving skills.
Main duties and responsibilities:
You will have daily contacts with sales managers and our customer service desk to inform each other about actual situations.  You are contact person for customers during absence of the sales manager  and you assess priorities and take necessary actions. You will be an active participation in regional and international sales meetings.
- Preparation of contracts and deals as well as calculating prices to customers on the basis of existing contracts. Registration in pricing tools and SAP for accurate billing.
- Confirmation of prices, promotions and conditions of sale to customers. Arrange periodic settlements and adjustments with clients. Tracking and archiving of signed price lists. Check the billing block for the correct and valid prices and calculation.
- Evaluate payment behavior of customers, and formulate reports on request. 
- Arrange for immediate payment of overdue invoices through direct contact with customers in cooperation with credit control
- Analyzing causes for credit blocks, checking level of credit limits and initiating actions for undisturbed sales.
- Screening of tender publications. Preparing documentation, forms and  maintaining the calendar. Centralizing and updating documentation on the intranet.
- Responding to demands and requests of customers and assessment of priorities and responding to settlement of complaints. Issuing and/or distribution of customer specific Certificates of   Conformity, Handling the Long Term Suppliers Agreements

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Closing date

October 29, 2017

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Västra Götaland



Business unit

Industrial Chemicals

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

We are looking for you with an interest of sales but your main focus is at administration and to provide the highest service to our salesmanagers. You want to be the trustworthy sales assistent that get things done.
- Bachelor degree in businessadministration/likewise education and/or equal work experience
- High interest of adminstration, preferably within sales.
- Serviceminded, customer focused and can be proactive in your work.
- Good computer skills
- You are fluent in Swedish and English, both verbal and written
- Knowledge/experience in SAP is considered a merit.
As a person you are responsible, result oriented and communicative. You have a proactive work style and you take initiative for improvements, further you are customer focused and have a big interest for sales and adminstration. You are capable of working under stress, you have strong communication skills and you are a teamplayer. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Swedish and English are required.

What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
Additional information
This is a temporary position between 1 st of January until December 31, on a full time basis, reporting to the manager sales assistants of Chlor-Alkali. The position is based in Gothenburg. Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For additional information about the vacancy and recruitment process please contact Talent Resourcing Partner Hugo Jobring: +46709577361
For unions related questions:
Akademikerklubben: Luba Nilsson, phone +46 31 58 7509
Unionen: Helene Rosenlund, phone +46 31 58 77 28
Ledarna: Torwald Krantz +46 31 58 78 32  
We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment
More about the business
At Akzo Nobel, we are 45,000 committed employees who together create conditions for god quality of life and an inspiring living . We are a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals that provide businesses and consumers worldwide with both color and surface protection, as ingredients to essential everyday products. We are currently active in over 80 countries and our headquarters is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our innovative products carry on a proud history and are created to make life easier for people in a rapidly changing world. Amongst our well-known brands, International and Eka , Cuprinol , Jozo and the North Sea. We are consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability in our industry and is driven by contributing to the prosperous cities and vibrant communities by creating a colorful and safe world where life becomes better
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