Wickes Senior Customer Business Manager,

United Kingdom, England, Slough

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.


An experienced sales professional who is expert at managing business growth in key clients you are now ready to fast track your career in a company that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class brands, such as Dulux and Cuprinol, we are recognised the world over for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering market leading products. Now we are recruiting a Senior Customer Business Manager with solid experience in client account management to manage and develop one of our leading customers.
As Senior Customer Business Manager you will execute an effective account plan maximising opportunities to deliver profitable and sustained value and margin growth for the customer. This will involve building relationship networks within the client as well as working cross functionally with colleagues and client stakeholders to ensure effective engagement and the development of mutually beneficial business plans. You will monitor performance and own stakeholder communication as well as implement promotional plans in-line with guidelines and seasonality. Important will be the ability to meet contract KPI’s, delight customers with your service delivery and enhance our reputation for operating with integrity.

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Closing date

May 31, 2018

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United Kingdom





Business unit

Decorative Paints

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Of graduate calibre, you must have extensive experience in a senior sales/account management role and a record of improving business processes/performance. You will be good at building relationships at all levels and possess excellent communication and financial skills. Self-motivated, you excel at achieving targets and are resilient in negotiations. You will demonstrate an understanding of complex customers, issues and markets too. You will also be the sort of person who can lead from the front, delivering the ideas that will ensure we continue to provide outstanding results for customers.
We are a leading global paints and coatings company, supplying market-leading brands and products to industries and consumers around the world. Our paints activities are focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, while our coatings protect, color and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft and architectural components to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture), wind turbines and oil and gas facilities.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be Senior Customer Business 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.