Akzo Nobel AB · Publicerad 21 sept

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.


Akzo Nobel is now looking for a Global Marketing Manager, Hair Styling

Your job is to define and deliver a fully integrated marketing strategy to meet the needs of the market segments. This includes competitor analysis, product portfolio management incl overseeing our innovation efforts and communication strategies.

You will report to the Global Market Segment Leader and be part of the sales and marketing community within Surface Chemistry.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Define and execute the plan to deliver the marketing strategy and execute a customer/market segmentation strategy incl. value proposition and go-to-market channel management for a product portfolio in the hair styling segment
  • Stimulate and support the sales team s by sharing market, customer and competitor's information.
  • Identify existing markets , potential markets and competitors
  • Provide marketing plans, PR materials and map all relevant exhibitions and support the sales managers to develop new prospects.
  • Define and assess market opportunities to optimize profitability by prioritization and expansion of consumption, to increase volume, revenue and contribution margin, and to improve profitability of existing products globally.
  • Within the approved marketing strategy ensure customer communications are prioritized against available opportunities to maximize ROI
  • Work with customers, R&D and Sales to create profitable new products to help meet growth objectives
  • Work together with RD&I, Sales and other key supporting functions to ensure efficient and effective product launches
  • In conjunction with segment leaders develop compelling customer value propositions
You need to show a high degree of understanding of our innovation processes and to integrate the needs of the market with our ability to deliver new products to market. It is required that you are financially aware, you can view other business needs and thus maximize customer impact.

With responsibility for a diverse portfolio of brands, some highly technical, others more in tune with consumer needs and emotions, you has to demonstrate strong business acumen and work effectively to create and sustain genuine empathy with our diverse sales force.

You will also act as role model for corporate values, AkzoNobel business principles and standards both inside and outside the business unit. We value safety and also require you to act as role model for safe behaviour both individually and for colleagues.

Job requirements/Candidate profile
  • Master/academic, Master of Business Administration degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in chemical or consumer goods marketing
  • Fluency in English, and skills in other relevant languages a plus
  • Experience in marketing of specility chemical or Personal Care is preferred
  • Experience in innovating, marketing and PR processes
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Comfortable working across global cultures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, listening, influencing, entrepreneurship, result oriented, proven problem solving abilities and strong business acumen
  • Excellent project management capabilities
  • Experience in sales or sales management a plus
  • Experience with typical stage and gate processes
You are able to drive change and improvements with high engagement in the organization. As a person you are responsible, result oriented and communicative. You have a proactive work style and you take initiative for improvements. You share our value that sa fety always comes first.

What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition - to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.

Additional information
This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Market Segment Leader and based in Stenungsund, Chicago or Bridgewater (NJ). Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Mattias Pfaffernoschke: +46733855354

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Kristina Nygren, Talent Resourcing Partner: Kristina.nygren@akzonobel.com

We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment

More about the business
Surface Chemistry, a business unit of Akzo Nobel, operates in 50 countries and has over 1,500 employees. Headquartered in Chicago. IL, USA, with regional headquarters in Shanghai, Singapore and Stenungsund. We are the leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio - polymers additives . We manufacture a wide variety of products such mining, oil exploration and agricultural chemicals, cleaning agents adhesion promoter and emulsifiers for asphalt as well as surfactants and polymers for the Personal Care and other consumer goods industries.
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1. AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, 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 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.
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