National Account Sales Team
Competitive salary, generous benefits, prosperous career opportunities and flexible working
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 are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.
We are recruiting across the AkzoNobel National Account Team and we offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, prosperous career opportunities and flexible working!
Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity, working with a business that is home to market leading brands and puts the customer at the heart of its proposition? Well… look no further!
We have three rare opportunities to join the AkzoNobel National Accounts Team.
These opportunities have become available because our team has successfully grown into other fantastic National Account Team roles and secondly, we are looking to increase the resource across our National Accounts Team to continue to build and nurture our customer relationships.
We are looking for experienced, passionate sales professionals, who are effective at managing business growth, nurturing customer relationships and who have a passion for the brands they will represent.
Are you ready to fast track your career in a company that offers roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact? That business is AkzoNobel. We are home to some of the number one brands in decorative including Dulux and Dulux Trade.
Our vision is “to be famous for inspiring and enabling beautiful living spaces, enabling consumers and painters to improve their living spaces and lives”.
We have been awarded as a Top Employer for eight years in a row, showing our commitment and dedication to looking after our colleagues and we are recognized as world class in our industry for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products.
As a Customer Business Manager, you will take responsibility for the relationship with the customer, managing our account portfolio and the key P&L metrics including budgeted GIV, volume, mix and margin. You will implement promotional plans aligned to guidelines and seasonality as well as create engagement plans to drive customer relationships. You will also oversee stakeholder management and collaborate with the customer to produce forecasting and performance reporting. You will effectively manage aged debt and cash flow to ensure targets are met on a monthly basis too.
Of graduate calibre, you must have a background in a senior sales management role and FMCG experience is desired. You will be good at building relationships at all levels and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills. Self-motivated, you will enjoy prioritising work in a fast-paced environment. You will also demonstrate an understanding of complex customers, issues and markets too and remember – a full driving licence is essential.
Who are AkzoNobel?
Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.
If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.
Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.