Margin & Pricing Implementation Program Manager

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Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

Join AkzoNobel, a global leader in paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals, as our Margin & Pricing Implementation Program Manager and be at the forefront of driving margin management excellence across our organization.

As the Program Implementation Manager, you will play a pivotal role in enabling and supporting AkzoNobel's Margin Management Performance cycle. You will contribute to global process optimization, analytics, and reporting, ensuring a continuous improvement in margin management capabilities across our business units and functions.

You will work in a dynamic international environment and will be based in our headquarters Amsterdam. This role sits within the commercial & strategic development office and is closely collaborating with all the BU’s. You will report to the Director Margin Management Program.


  • Lead a global network: Activate and lead a global network to keep our community informed about global process stabilization and improvement initiatives. You will communicate standardized processes, share best practices, address performance challenges, and define margin stabilization objectives.
  • Develop training programs: Collaborate with the Margin Management enabler/coach community to develop end-user training materials and programs. Your contribution will empower employees to effectively utilize margin management tools and processes.
  • Drive implementation of a global Margin Management Performance Cycle: Contribute to the development and implementation of a global Margin Management Performance Cycle. You will work closely with our Business Unit Margin & Pricing Leads to define and implement standardized reporting and key performance indicators (KPIs), ensuring alignment and continuous improvement.
  • Design global standards: Utilize your expertise to design global standards that improve the performance of the Margin Management cycle, including data-driven processes and adjacent processes within AkzoNobel.

In addition to individuals with a strong technical background in pricing and margins, we are seeking individuals who can effectively lead transformation initiatives and possess significant expertise in change management.


  • Business Acumen: Apply robust analysis and judgment to improve commercial effectiveness and efficiency, delivering optimal financial return for AkzoNobel.
  • Project Management: Plan, organize, and manage resources and activities to achieve specified outcomes within defined timeframes and standards.
  • Organizational Acumen: Successfully work across organizational boundaries to create optimal business outcomes.
  • Customer Centricity: Ensure all process stabilization and improvement activities enhance the customer experience and meet business unit and cross-functional requirements.

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in quantitative disciplines (or equivalent), preferably with an advanced degree (MSc, MBA) in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Marketing. Experience in a complex, global, diversified company and a proven track record in consulting skills and influencing senior stakeholders are essential. Your ability to develop innovative solutions, architect large-scale technology solutions, and your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will be instrumental in this role.

Join our dynamic team at AkzoNobel and make a significant impact on our margin management capabilities. Fluency in English, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with and influence peers and management are crucial. If you are self-motivated, detail-oriented, and thrive in a deadline-driven environment, we would love to hear from you.

Take the next step in your career and apply now to become our Margin & Pricing Implementation Program Manager at AkzoNobel. Together, we will drive continuous improvement and shape the future of margin management globally.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary;
  • 30 vacation days
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • Travel expenses to and from work
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role
  • Flexible working environment

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner or send an email to

An employment screening may be part of the selection process.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 33007 

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