Project Consultant - BI

Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. 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 the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the job

The project consultant BI will be involved in the execution of multiple strategic global analytical initiatives.

You will be responsible for execution and sometimes solution direction discussions or new functionality rollouts across the global systems. Together with solution architects you will safeguard design principles and advice on best practices. 

You will keep track of the latest developments related to SAP functionality and advice senior management on steps to take to utilize new functionality within our organization.

You will have an active role in further defining of our future AkzoNobel SAP analytics landscape and support project in creating enterprise analytical & reporting solutions.

Key responsibilities

  • Be responsible for analytical project execution and major / complex change development.
  • Support business initiatives in their strategy to harmonize and simplify reporting
  • Create functional design documents
  • Execute training to project consultants, solution architects and key user community
  • Knowledge transfer to operational support organization and business teams
  • Assist and execute test cycles
  • Alignment with other functional domains
  • Oversee new innovations and test new functionality during proof of concepts or pilots.
  • Ensure deadlines are met.
  • Identify business opportunities and ensure internal customer satisfaction.
  • Present project achievements to the Center of Expertise, contribute to knowledge sharing
  • Keep abreast of industry best practices
  • Identify trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Communicate and align with global functions and business units

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in business informatics or related field
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal

Required skills

  • Strong SAP business intelligence and visualization skills.
  • Results-driven and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Understands sensitivity and security questions around sensitive data.
  • Able to act in a complex multinational environment.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and time-management skills

Preferred skills

  • SAP business intelligence (HANA) and SAP Analytics Cloud configuration
  • Process knowledge in SAP ERP functional domains

Relevant experience 

  • Experience with SAP products
  • Experience with SD, MM, COPA, FI & CO modules in SAP ERP
  • Experience with integration topics
  • Experience in an analytics project consultant position or similar role is required.
  • Work in an agile environment.

Will Do

  • Motivated by solving complex problems

Fit Factors

  • Ability to work in the AkzoNobel corporate environment which comprises both traditional waterfall and agile way of workings.


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
  • 25 vacation days and 21 leave days (CLA 2022) 46 days in total
  • 13th month, 8.33% of gross annual salary(CLA 2022)
  • Hybrid working. As per  May 2022,  60/40%. (2 days home office)
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
  • Travel expenses to and from work
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers.

Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered.

If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands.

If you have any questions, please send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com to the attention of Tim Laan


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: 17636