Vacancy

Account Manager - London,
Fulltime

United Kingdom, ., Not Available

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

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Basic salary up to £51,000 plus bonus opportunity of up to 38.25% and benefits
London - Central & East

 

Already a succesful account or sales manager with strong customer facing skills you are now looking for a new challenge and ready to develop your career in a business that will make the most of your talents and enhance your skills. That company is AkzoNobel. Home to world class products, we have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering market leading products all of which allow us to build successful partnerships with customers. We are now recruiting a Contractor Development Manager to meet regional and national contractor strategy targets by working with key regional contractors to ensure our decorative trade products are used in specifications for work.


As Contractor Development Manager you will increase sales and market share by building product and sector expertise, developing strong customer relationships and delivering compelling value propositions to clients. You will ensure national contractor supply chain agreements are reflected in regional sales activity as well as identify new business opportunities. This will involve building a reputation as a coatings industry expert by gaining product and market expertise. We will also look to you to monitor and report on sector developments and competitor activities in addition to creating, maintaining and implementing the regional business plan. Important too will be the ability to spot gaps in the market for new product development openings.

Of graduate calibre, you must have extensive experience in a senior sales/customer facing role. This will have given you expertise in developing and executing strategic customer plans as well as using market and customer insights to drive a market leading position. Good at developing relationships at all levels you will demonstrate excellent communication and financial skills too. Self-motivated, you are comfortable at prioritising your workload, excel at achieving targets and are resilient in negotiations. A full driving licence is also essential.
 

We have core principles and values that help our employees and customers know what we stand for. With this in mind, you will also be the sort of person who is not only customer focused but also passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
 

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.      
 

At AkzoNobel, we believe in winning together, so if you want to use your expertise in a business where people share and use their personal strengths to succeed as a team, 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.

 

We may consider flexible working for this role.

 

Please note that there is a preffered candidate for this role.

Vacancy data

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Job characteristics

Closing date

October 19, 2019

Vacancy number

A0000111

Continent

Europe

Country

United Kingdom

State/Region/Province

.

Site

Not Available

Business unit

Paints and Coatings

Job family

Sales

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Fulltime

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

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