Brand & Product Customer Advisor,

United Kingdom, England, Slough

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


Brand and Product Customer Advisor

£24,000 per annum + benefits including pension and private health schemes, life assurance and more



We are looking for Brand and Product (Dulux , Cuprinol, Hammerite and Polycell )Customer Advisors to join our Customer Technical Advice Centre in Slough. In this role you are required to provide a superior level of customer service by supporting customers with product and service queries through all forms of communication;  telephone, in writing (email & letters) and on social media platforms.


As a company 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 number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are also named amongst the Top Employers in the UK.  You can’t make a great impact like this without having great people. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need the best. Is that you?


As a Customer Advisor you are a key point of contact for customers, providing them with expert technical advice and specification advice on all AkzoNobel decorative brands and products. You will also handle and resolve customer complaints by agreeing and negotiating settlements that work for the customer and the business. You will update customer record updates on our CRM accurately too. Important will be the ability to follow our processes and procedures as well as champion our products and services to turn complaints into opportunities. In addition you will share customer feedback to the wider business to ensure we continue to offer the best in class customer service.


With experience working in a customer service telephone based environment, you will have a professional telephone manner and excellent listening, spoken and written skills, a problem solver, complaint handling & trouble shooting skills. Able to pick up technical knowledge quickly, you will be a good at prioritising and work well as part of a team. Of course you must have good PC skills and be comfortable using MS Office and other business CRM systems. In addition you will be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while bringing colour to peoples lives. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.


At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be technical support manager in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.


Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

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Closing date

August 20, 2019

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United Kingdom





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Paints and Coatings

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Full time/part time


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