Production Manager

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Como-Tavernola (CO), IT

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.

Job Purpose

Is responsible for the technical management, supervision and control of industrial production processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plans, coordinates and controls production relatived activities (products, including resins) at the site to meet objectives and budgets with regard to quality, cost and service.
  • Contributes to successful product and volume reallocations.
  • Co-develops and executes plans related to improving quality, costs, HSE and service in conjunction with the Site Management Team.
  • Partecipates in the definition of investments for production related activities and equipment.
  • Works with Rd&I to enable New product Initiative, of which product responsibility is accepted from RD&I after three successful batches.
  • Calls-off all required non –product related resources (Site operation Consumable & Service and real estate including facilities).
  • Leads and ensures Daily Operational Review are conducted effectively and day-to-Day problems are solved and contained.
  • Enables and contributes to the implementation of CI/ALPS initiatives.
  • Is familiar and comlies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.



Key Activities

  • Inspires commitment to Akzo Nobel’s purpose, vision, strategy, core principles, values and leadership behaviors.
  • Acts as an ambassador and creates and open environment in which the team as a whole and its members individually can perform at their best.
  • Stimulates, manages and follows through on employee engagement and builds on the workforce to reflect the societies and markets in which we do business (D&I).
  • Ensures that job profiles are in place, sets objectives for team members, reviews development and provides clear, open and constructive feedback on performance combined with the appropriate actions.
  • Strengthens the talent pipeline by developing talent and regularly assesses and discusses talent and Internal movement. Continuously monitors and evaluates retention risk.
  • Ensures reporting line is fully informed and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations.
  • Manages and plans relevant budget and proactively manages costs.
  • Reports on progress on a continuous base.



  1. Technical knowledge and experience  with at least 7 years in Chemical Process Multinational Industry 
  2. Knowledge of legal requirements and corporate or BU standards for Asset Integrity Management
  3.  MS Office knowledge is required (Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  4. Organizational awareness
  5. Ability to make his own judgements, either based on own knowledge or by consulting others
  6. Acknowledging the limits of own knowledge
  7. Perseverance
  8. Excellent persuasion and Influencing skills
  9. Drive for results
  10. Decision making
  11. Innovation and continuous improvement
  12. Consulting the sites management systems
  13. Reporting skills
  14. Leadership
  15. Basic knowledge relating to health and safety matters under the current Italian legislation
  16. ensures that all the Akzo Nobel directives (Process Safety Management) and Local regulations, are applied and met.

17 .Ensures that all the LSR (Life Saving rules) are applied and met.


Technical/Chemicals Engineering degree

English is a must as position would exposed to international contact and English info exchange

Italian native language

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: 26879