Performance Coatings and Decorative Paints Manager,

Qatar, Doha

Business unit: Performance Coatings

About AkzoNobel

As a result of the ambitious growth plans, an exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen in our office in Doha, Qatar for a Performance Coatings and Decorative Paints Manager.


The Performance Coatings and Decorative Paints Manager will be responsible for directing and leading the implementation of strategic initiatives and the differentiated growth strategy in Qatar so that the plans are detailed out, efficiently resourced and transparently managed. This role will be reporting to Performance Coatings Director based in Dubai and responsible for ensuring all business goals and objectives are reached.


Main tasks and Responsibilities:


·         Acts as most senior leader in multi businesses (Decorative, Performance Coatings) Qatar organization and drives exposure and focus of the country with stakeholders across Middle East Region.

·         Represents the organization to the public, key stakeholders, major customers, professional organizations and any business partners of the company.

·         Coordinates the activities for the Company by planning and implementing the annual calendar of activities including special events.

·         Sets objectives, bonus plans for direct reports, and regularly reviews performance against these, intervening where necessary.

·         Responsible for and actively involved in, development of business objectives and leads key development projects for the Company.

·         Strengthens the talent pipeline by developing and regularly assesses and discusses talent and internal movement. Continuously monitors and evaluates retention risk.

·         Creates an open environment in the team where all people can perform at their best and stimulates the development of others and ensures an engaged team.

·         Reports on progress on a continuous base.

·         Responsible for ensuring the legal entity is compliant and functions in line with AkzoNobels HSE policies.

·         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

October 03, 2016

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Business unit

Performance Coatings

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

The successful candidate has a minimum of 10 years experience in similar corporate environment with analytical, organizing and problem-solving skills to interpret sales performance and analyze market trend information. Applicant must have commercial experience, strong people management, financial modeling and sales planning skills. This job requires diplomatic, excellent negotiation and persuasive skills. Candidate should motivate and lead a team with different backgrounds. Fluent in written and spoken Arabic will be a plus. English is essential. Experience working in a multicultural, multi-site and matrix organization structure will be distinct advantage.  


Last day for submitting applications is 3rd October 2016.


Please quote the code “PDM19092016QA” in the subject line when applying.


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