ISC Digital Manager E2E

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Barcelona, ES

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.

ISC Digital Manager - Job Purpose


Digital Manager E2E is a newly created position that will help build an E2E approach and strategy within ISC. The position is also managing a portfolio of solutions in alignment with key domain representatives and regions to ensure fit for purpose and value-oriented solutions that are bringing strong benefits to ISC (Integrated Supply Chain).

The role is covering end-to-end ownership of design, scoping, piloting and development of new digital solutions or evolution of existing ones. It is a combination of product owner role for all solutions in scope of the domain, and project manager role.

It requires to mobilize and steer internal and external capabilities, following a value driven approach.  

The role has preferred location in Spain (Barcelona region), but locations in Amsterdam or another European country could be considered.


Key Responsabilities


  • Act as a strategic partner with each domain and regions to understand priorities, challenge and define how digital can contribute to bring value in ISC
  • Review, consolidate and align vision and roadmap in each domain to ensure E2E approach in ISC
  • Review ISC Control towers and MDIs approaches to define a plan in order to progressively move towards an E2E model
  • Develop and support Logistic outbound roadmap and vision in alignment with Business Process Manager (BPMs) and regions
  • Develop and support Logistics inbound and SC roadmap and vision in alignment with BPMs and regions 
  • Identify new opportunities for value creation leveraging new technologies, driving PoV (Proof of Value) to confirm benefits
  • Ensure strong relationship with relevant stakeholders of the organization to:
    • Tigger necessary changes at the different levels of the organization (standard definition, process design, etc)
    • Secure adoption of the solution developing right capabilities within the organization
    • Secure alignment with standard processes to ensure digitization of improved processes
    • Provide expertise in digital in order to ensure selection of the right technology for the right use cases
    • Support deployment and execution in regions providing guidance, coaching and expertise on the portfolio when required

Key Activities


  • Domains (PLAN,DELIVER) leadership and management
  • Product owner for all digital solutions in scope of the domain
  • Project manager for new digital solutions (pilots) in scope of the domain and maintenance / evolutions
  • Support project managers in charge of further global deployment of domain solutions


About You


  • Degree, preferably Master, within Business Administration / Engineering / Computer Science
  • Around 10 years of experience in Digital / Technology / IT, including consulting experience and proven leadership skills
  • Excellent domain knowledge of Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply chain with ideally experience in one or several of the area
  • Expertise in agile methodologies and processes / DevOps
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Ability to travel on occasion (up to 20-25%)
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a strong track record of shaping new initiatives / domains, and delivering value
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Strong business judgment, strategic thinking and results oriented

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28212