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Drive the success of global marketing excellence and pricing acceleration and improvement projects
AkzoNobels Powder Coatings business unit (BU) is a global manufacturer of high quality powder coatings, sold worldwide under the brand name of Interpon. We do more than make powder! Thats why we are the undisputed leader in Powder Coatings.
Effective marketing is central to the success of the Powder BU. As such, the BUs Marketing & Pricing Excellence (M&PE) team support sales & marketing with marketing strategy, processes and systems. Within this context, your mission in this global role is to manage various business improvement and pricing acceleration projects for the Powder Business Unit. In particular, you will focus on Pricing architecture, Product portfolio complexity reduction, channel-, service-, and resource optimization to help streamline the business and further strengthen the Powders position for profitable growth.
Do you have the experience and background to support the development and implementation of marketing and pricing excellence projects, processes, and tools for Powder Coatings? Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a highly analytical professional with a strong interest in in-house consulting? Can you combine a focus on the details with an ability to take the lead within multi-disciplinary teams and programs and act as a focal point for marketing excellence expertise? Above all, can you go beyond the expected, take the initiative, and embody entrepreneurial drive and vision within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of
Marketing and Pricing Excellence Specialist
The role and its responsibilities
This role is based at our head quarter in Amsterdam. Because this is a global role, it is essential that you are open to different cultures, have strong communication skills, and always seek to build relationships and connect people.
Working closely with the Marketing & Pricing Excellence Manager, you will gather and interpret data, co-create and validate processes, build tools for analysis, translate outcomes into comprehensive and actionable insights, and lead workshops to define and drive implementation actions. This includes performing the following tasks and activities:
Detailed analysis on market pricing, competitor insights, and comparison by segment/region/country;
Lead, run and support pricing activities across the BU segments and regions;
Support Segment-, Product-, and Key Account Managers with action plans and monitor margin improvement implementation in line with strategy and actions;
Monitor and coordinate progress on action plans for margin improvement and price increases with Sales and the Business Consultants in the segments and regions.
April 30, 2019
Paints and Coatings
Full time/part time
Job requirements/Candidate profile
To apply for this position, you must possess all the following attributes:
Graduate in Finance, Marketing or Economics
Min 3 years of relevant working experience in a financial or commercial environment
Familiar with MS Office, including very strong expertise in Excel and ERP/Business Intelligence systems
Experience of working with and leading multi-disciplinary programs and teams
Good interpersonal and communication skills including a high standard of written and spoken English.
You will work on challenging, innovative projects as part of a team with a collegial atmosphere and in a working environment that warmly welcomes original ideas and creative solutions. We offer training opportunities that support your personal and professional development, which can be used as a foundation for your further growth within the organization. In addition to a good salary, you can expect excellent terms of employment including group insurance, 8% holiday allowance, travel allowance and an above industry standard number of vacation days.
We welcome your online application via www.akzonobel.com/careers, reference 190001K6. If you have any questions, please contact Jan-Kees Stout, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner T +31615098839
An assessment and employment screening may be part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.
To learn more about AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, please visit https://www.interpon.com/