Account Manager - Southern California - Paints & Coatings,

United States, California, Los Angeles

Business unit: Powder Coatings

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.


AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate, experienced Account Manager in our Powder Coatings business.
This is a remote position with the ideal candidate being based in the Southern California market. Territory will cover Southern CA, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
The Account Manager will be responsible for relationship building, sales growth and the development of existing accounts based in a given home Market. He or she will act as the single point of contact and will handle the responsibility for the implementation of account management plans. The Account Manager will sell Interpon Powder Coatings by supporting and growing existing accounts and prospecting new business opportunities.
Reports To: Regional Sales Manager
Travel Requirement: 50%-60% (most locations within driving distance)
25% overnight stays (1 week or less per month)
- Develop and communicate strategic sales plans to grow market share and sales revenue in the territory and segment while maintaining business unit profitability goals.
- Prospect, sell and close new accounts that meet sBU profitability goals.
- Provide front line support for powder coating applications at strategic accounts.
- Actively manage the Cost-to-Serve at each account.
-  Actively manage travel and expense budgets for the territory.
-  Ownership for the demand planning process and metrics for  the territory aimed at delivering increased customer satisfaction.
- Use and management of Sales Force Automation Tools utilized by the business unit.
- Operate and practice according to AkzoNobel Code of Conduct.
- Participate in the New Product Process through development of ideas and information to support new stage gate processes.
- Manage working capital for the territory through active management of accounts receivables and inventory.
- Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioural Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs.
- Participate in the Powder Safety Journey. Adhere to the Golden Principle which is   Simply to intervene to stop work if conditions or behaviour are unsafe.
- Promotes health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
- Seeks leads for new business through contacts at existing accounts.
- Performs other duties as required for the success of Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States




Los Angeles

Business unit

Powder Coatings

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Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

BS Management, Marketing, Chemistry, Engineering or Business MBA preferred.

5 years commercial powder coating or related experience involving customer contact/sales

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
- Strong Bias for action and confidence
- Bi-lingual Spanish is preferred
- Financial Acumen
- Highly developed negotiating and presentation skills
- Strong communication skills: written and verbal
- Client relationship management

Sales Aptitude:
Self motivation, prospecting, contact preparation, follow-up, close, opportunity analysis, ability to prioritize effectively, strategic and tactical thinking
Technical Service Competence:
Trouble shooting skills, ability to learn technical aspects of powder coating, technical communication

Written, Oral, and Presentation Skills:
Ability to effectively communicate internally and with customers, presentation development and delivery
Computer Skills:
Proficient in MS applications including Internet Explorer, Word and Excel