Global HR Reporting Specialist,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Arnhem

Business unit: Finance Functions

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.


Bring advanced reporting and analytical skills to a key global HR role

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Flexa, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe.
Our success is supported by an outstanding HR function that maximizes the potential of all our employees. To support its HR strategy AkzoNobel is currently implementing a brand new global HR solution, based on the SAP SuccessFactors platform. Modules include Employee Central, Onboarding, Workforce Planning, Recruiting, Performance & Goals, Succession & Development, Compensation, Learning and Workforce Analytics.
Within this context, your mission in this role is to translate continuous reporting demands for all global HR systems and modules into standard reporting. At the same time you drive the rollout of reporting tools and strategy, and act as a member of a wider project team to support our Business Intelligence reporting solutions.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a detailed and analytical professional with powerful planning and organization abilities? Do you have the interpersonal skills necessary to interact and build relationships with a global mix of stakeholders and customers? Can you work pro-actively to promote and embody our commitment to Continuous Improvement? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of
Global HR Reporting Specialist

The role and its responsibilities
This role is part of a newly established global HR Systems & Support team in AkzoNobel’s global HR shared services organization (GBS People Services) and can be either based in AkzoNobel’s corporate center (Amsterdam or Arnhem) or in one of the 5 regional GBS Service Delivery Centers in Warsaw (Poland), Pune (India), Suzhou (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) or Nashville (USA).
You are responsible for a number of activities, with a particular focus on supporting the enhancement of existing standard reporting tools such as SuccessFactors modules, Workforce Planning & Workforce Analytics, Spotfire, and CruncHR. You also automate reports and build standard templates.
Other core activities involve:
- Maintaining the standard reporting catalogue;
- Providing training on reporting;
- Running ad-hoc reports;
- Gathering reporting needs from the business/customer;
- Acting as a single Point of Contact regarding complex reporting issues and questions.

This requires you to develop queries for reporting and maintain changes to these queries. You also provide insight into data when customers request clarification.
Further, you align with the Master Data Management team to ensure data structures are up to date, and you lead improvement initiatives aimed at cost reductions and standardization that will add business value.
As such, this is a role for candidates who thrive in an environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction. You should also have a natural ability for team collaboration and open communication.

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Closing date

September 29, 2018

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Business unit

Finance Functions

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Human Resources

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
- Master’s degree and a strong interest in HR;
- 3-5 years of experience in a customer focused, support based role (preferably in HR), with two or more years’ experience in reporting and/or analysis of data;
- Experience with Business Intelligence tools;
- Interest in and aptitude for data, metrics and analysis and attention to detail;
- Strong IT skills including advanced level of Excel and PowerPoint, experience with SAP is an advantage;
- Strong conceptualization and visual communication ability;
- Able to add exceptional design and production value, along with real attention to detail;
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including a high standard of English.
Application details
We welcome your online application via, reference 180004AX. Please note that applications via mail will not be taken into consideration. If you have any questions, please Brigitte de Gier, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88 0106789, option 2.

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