Global MPY Colour Software Specialist

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Gateshead, GB

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.


Software Specialist 
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE10 0JY
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum


Software Specialist – Introduction 
If you are interested in installing, developing, and testing software, this is a rare opportunity to influence the ongoing success of a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, such as the UK’s favourite Dulux paint, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK and Europe. We are now looking for a Software Specialist to develop, test and implement software packages for the Marine and Protective Coatings global colour range.


Software Specialist – The Role
•    Perform installations of software and printers remotely for global customers 
•    Provide IT support and training of existing software
•    Troubleshoot customer queries
•    Develop and improve software by gathering requirements, writing specifications, working with internal and outsourced programmers to deliver change, testing outcomes and documenting processes
•    Regularly review and update webpage content
•    Writing reports (volume production reports and software testing reports)


Software Specialist – About You
•    Degree, STEM subject preferred
•    Comfortable working with computers and installing software
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with a diverse global customer base
•    Organized, attentive to detail, and able to write reports and perform calculations
•    Analytical mindset to evaluate data to deliver meaningful business results
•    Able to generate new ideas, proactively solve problems and provide solutions
•    Knowledge of colour science and/or the role of the integrated supply chain advantageous but not essential

Software Specialist – What Is In It For You 
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
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including childcare vouchers, Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


Software Specialist – How to Apply 
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.


Who are AkzoNobel?                                                                                                                              

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, including Dulux and International, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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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: 23566