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Senior Product Manager - Passive Fire Protection

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Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Gateshead, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Competitive Package
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

 

Probably a graduate in a science discipline, you have experience of working in a commercial environment and successfully managing a complex product portfolio. Now you are ready to develop your career in a business that offers jobs with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business is AkzoNobel. Awarded Top Employer status, we are a company that forms successful partnerships with customers and are now looking Senior Product Manager to provide global management and support for Passive Fire Protection (PFP) products, systems and services in our Marine and Protective sectors. 

 

As Senior Product Manager PFP you will drive new product development (NPI) and manage range complexity (MRC), monitor and act on product range performance challenges in line with segment targets as well as collaborate with colleagues to provide leadership in portfolio implementation globally. We will look to you to proactively manage the PFP range to ensure full category profitability in line with business goals. You will be involved in product planning, prioritising and aligning functional activity, in addition to contributing to product and service solutions development. Having built already a name in the Fire Protection industry, you will attend industry events related to Passive Fire Protection and represent the business in key technical committees to raise profile of our products and services, and provide leadership for the development of this industry too. You will also oversee reports, developing capability, skills and effectiveness of the wider team, globally. Important will be the ability to assist in the creation of key product messages and value propositions for the market, communication of related topics to customers and our teams globally.

 

Of graduate calibre, and ideally with a Chemistry degree, you will have extended experience of working in a commercial environment either in a sales or marketing role related to Fire Protection products. Experience in coatings R&D and/or product management would be useful too. Comfortable executing product portfolio plans, which have been aligned to our business mandates, you will be used to engaging key internal and external customers and effective at developing teams. Commercially astute and technically strong, you will possess excellent business analysis skills too. Results focussed, you will be an excellent communicator and the sort of person who enjoys a collaborative working style. Critically you will be able to utilize in-depth product and industry knowledge in the complex areas of Fire Protection. With proven leadership skills and a dynamic attitude, you will be able to handle a multitude of product range initiatives.

Who are AkzoNobel?

 

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, 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. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.  Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

 

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

 

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

 

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.

 

We may consider flexible working for this role.

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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: 13906