Site Manager (m/f/d)

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Hilden, DE

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.


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Job Purpose



For our Production Site in Hilden we are currently looking for a 


Site Manager (m/f/d)



AkzoNobel is seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented Site Manager to lead our manufacturing operations in Hilden, Germany. In this critical role, you will play a central role in ensuring the smooth operation of the site, delivering products at the agreed quality, service, and cost levels, and fostering a safe and productive work environment.



Key Accountabilities


  • Plans, leads, organizes and controls the delivery of the site’s contribution to business objectives and overall performance and provides insights regarding developments based on analysis
  • Establishes, achieves, enforces and continuously improves the performance levels for the site
  • Implements and operates the common HSE platform and identifies and respond effectively to hazards in HSE and security
  • Coaches, mentors and develops the site management team members to build a strong and collaborative team in a supportive work environment
  • Establishes a culture of functional and operational excellence, continuous improvement and accountability, professionalism and commitment to company values and behaviours
  • Networks with other site managers/ stakeholders inside and outside of AkzoNobel to develop and share knowledge, experience, leverage best practice and exchange of/ and building talents
  • Point of contact for internal and external audits 


Job Requirements


  • University degree in engineering or equivalent
  • Proven track record of success in managing production operations
  • Excellent communication skills in both German and English
  • A proven ability to lead, motivate and deliver results in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience managing relationships with labour unions




  • Attractive remuneration
  • Above-average pension scheme
  • 30 days holiday + 5 additional days holiday
  • External employee counselling on personal and professional issues
  • Employee car park
  • Canteen on the factory premises
  • Company car for private use (1% rule)



If you are interested in this position, please apply on our careers page with a detailed application, stating your desired salary and earliest possible start date.  


If you have any questions, please contact


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: 40506 

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