Vacancy

Regional Segment Manager, Cabinet Coatings,
Full-time

United States, North Carolina, High Point

Business unit: Paints and Coatings

About AkzoNobel

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 Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

Responsibility

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, International, Interpon, Eka and Chemcraft.


Our Wood Coatings Business Unit is the leading supplier of wood coatings for furniture, flooring, cabinetry and building products, and a key supplier of wood adhesives and board resins for construction materials and engineered products. We work closely with our customers around wood solutions, and color and styling expertise, and due to our extensive wood knowledge and application know-how, we enjoy a particularly strong position in North America.


Regional Segment Manager - Cabinet Coatings


Purpose:
Regional responsibility and ownership for the segment ensuring setting and delivery of regional goals are in alignment with the global segment goals.
Ensures that the segment group matches customer needs and supports the development of new or replacement products and manages their launch into the market; manages the withdrawal of unwanted or obsolete products. Actively manages the allocated segment group as a portfolio in line with agreed branding rules and hierarchies. Actively contributes to the revenue and profitability targets for the segment.



- Formulates the Regional Segment Marketing Plan in close coordination with the Regional Marketing Manager and Business Unit Segment manager assuring alignment with global segment strategy and marketing plan
- Monitors regional revenue and profitability performance for the segment 
- As an owner of the regional product portfolio ensures the implementation of the innovation process (including the project portfolio) for the segment in in cooperation with Global Product Manager
- Monitors and optimizes regional product portfolio in alignment with Global Product Manager
- Provides guidance to the region in the implementation and execution of segment strategy
- Works closely together with Regional Marketing Managers (and Regional Sales Manager Segment and Key Account Managers) to ensure translation of segment strategy into operational action planning
- Monitors implementation of the regional plans and drives course correction where needed
- Gets in depth understanding of needs within the region as well as for key customers through market research, including Voice of Customer discussions and interactions with regional sales team.
- Translates needs into clear value propositions and develops these propositions in close cooperation with Global Business Unit Segment Manager
- Translates for the region the product branding / naming structure provided by the Business Unit Segment Manager
- Gives insights and customer needs back to Business Unit to secure applicable innovation roadmap
- Maintains close contact with regional sales organizations to ensure market input is gathered
- Provides warranty guidance based on consultation with sales and R&D
- Provides pricing input to the pricing excellence contact when needed
- Participation in Integrated Business Planning meetings to update on project progress
- Be familiar with all applicable corporate and site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE standards and always in compliance with all applicable regulations






Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number

1800053G

Continent

North America

Country

United States

State/Region/Province

North Carolina

Site

High Point

Business unit

Paints and Coatings

Job family

Marketing

Hierarchy level

Management

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Bachelor's degree, concentration in Marketing, Business, Economics, Finance Chemistry or Engineering
- 4+ years working experience in R&D or commercial environment
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Prior experience in a technical or technical service role/function is highly desirable
- Proven product portfolio management, including financial analysis and reporting 
- Proficienct MS Office, specifically MS Excel
- Combination of technical and commercial understanding
- Essential to have good level of communication skills
- Good networker with good people skills
- Proactive, robust and pragmatic approach 


As a leading coatings company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more. 

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US. 

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer. 

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).
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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 Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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