Distribution Sales Manager

Apply now »

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Gateshead, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

 

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 

 

© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

 

Distribution Sales Manager 
Competitive Package including Bonus
Felling

 

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 
Your role will be to nurture and develop the UK and Ireland Sales team to ensure they are equipped to meet our strategic business goals. You will also oversee the management and sales growth of distributors operating in the UK&I. 

 

Job Responsibilities 
•    Effectively engage, develop & nurture the sales team 
•    Roll-out segment sales programmes.
•    Collaborate with colleagues to execute sales plans/strategies & deliver against desired service levels.
•    Provide business performance reporting.
•    Identifying business growth opportunities.
•    Support continuous improvement across the organization to generate value to customers.
•    Ensure resources are managed efficiently.
•    Onboard new customers.

 

Job Requirements 
•    Background in sales management.

•    Team management experience
•    Experience in an industrial organisation such as paints or chemicals is advantageous
•    B2B sales experience.
•    Able to design & execute strategic customer plans.
•    Full driving licence.

 

What Makes You Stand Out
•    Good interpersonal, influencing & communication skills.
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
•    Track record of delivering against stretch targets.
•    Effective at managing costs.

 

What do we Offer at AkzoNobel 
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
•    Competitive Salary (depending on experience).
•    25 days holiday excluding bank holidays.
•    Income protection.
•    Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Employee Life Assurance.
•    Company pension.
•    product discounts.
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!

 

Interviews for this role are likely to take place week commencing 29th July.

 

We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.

 

We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles. 

 

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.

 

#LI-LB1

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.

Apply now »