Technical Consultant

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Date: Feb 5, 2024

Location: Calgary, CA

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.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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Job Purpose

The Technical Consultant provides a differential marketing advantage for AkzoNobel by delivering technical services to all customers within an assigned area.  They support the sales team by conducting technical reviews and providing consultative services to customers, distributors, and prospects. They also provide both technical analysis, process analysis, and recommendations where appropriate.  The Technical Consultant manages the implementation of technical activities, while contributing to sales and profit target achievements.   Additionally, they collaborate in the creation of educational content and consulting tools utilized by the entire Technical team.  

Compensation Data

  • Annual base Salary of $75,000.00 to $85,000.00
  • 15% Bonus based on personal and corporate performance
  • Vehicle Allowance of $800/monthly + KM reimbursement
  • 3 weeks vacation + 5 personal/Sick days + 4 company determined floater days.
  • Pension Plan
  • Benefits including Drug, Medical, Life Insurance, Paramedical (including massage) an more.
  • Employee Assistance Program
     

Job Placement

This position involves approximately 60% travel to customer sites in Western Canada.   The ideal Candidate would live in British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan approximately 1 hour or less away from a major airport.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide onsite and online consulting services across a broad spectrum of functional areas including business profitability, marketing, and production.  This will include large strategic accounts with multiple locations.  
  • Create new and unique technical consulting tools and or specific projects as defined by customer or market need. Lead, develop, and provide up to date classroom and/or online training to AkzoNobel’s customers on brand specific curriculum.  
  • Participates in the selling process by assisting with product trials.  
  • Responsible for technical participation in the Mutual Action Plan and communicating those activities with Sales, Distribution and Collision centers.   
  • Supervises performance versus plan objectives and recommends strategies to correct deficiencies by monitoring comparison results to increase the productivity of the Collision Center or Distributor. 

Level of autonomy (decision making and independent judgement)

This is a role that requires the job holder to make all day-to-day decisions independently.   The job holder will be advising customers on the use of AkzoNobel brands.   All decisions on when, where, how and why regarding customer visits for consulting and/or training activity, either virtually or live, need to be made by the job holder. Their input helps AkzoNobel’s decision to move forward with a new product or brand launch in the market. 

Education

  • Vehicle refinish painting experience (3 to 5 years preferred)
  • Requires good working knowledge of the collision business. Technical management of a collision repair operation; automotive/truck refinish repair preferred. 
  • Possess an aptitude for analyzing and solving problems with a drive for continuous improvement and being able to apply to the collision centers and distributors
  • Approximately 60% travel required. Must be able to travel to the USA.
  • Good computer skills, well versed in Microsoft Office.

AkzoNobel is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact CanadaHR@akzonobel.com.

 

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: 34334  #LI-KT1

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