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Latin America Protective Coatings Manager

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Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

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.

We are hiring a Latin America Protective Coatings Manager sought by International Paint LLC. in Houston, TX.

Job Duties


  • Provide technical sales support and guidance to existing and prospective customers related to the company’s Protective Coatings products in the Latin American region, including Intumescent Fire Protection, cellulosic and hydrocarbon fire protection solutions, Lining Range; Temperature Resistant; and Concrete Protection.
  • This position will support the sales and profits of the Protective Coatings (PC) business line. Develop and execute customer specific growth plans and introduce the proprietary and internally-developed International Paint marketing approach.
  • Work with Independent PC Dealer/Distributor segments. Identify market trends and opportunities and develop customers within assigned markets and regions.
  • Train local PC Dealer/Distributor personnel on the company’s proprietary and specialized products, surface preparation, and application methods.
  • Prepare presentations for use by local PC Dealer/Distributor personnel and customize the presentations where necessary.
  • The position allows telecommuting from anywhere in the U.S.
  • Requires 25% domestic and international travel. 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in providing technical sales support in the protective coatings industry.
  • Experience must include the following: knowledge and experience in protective coatings industry and products, including oil and gas, and infrastructure and mining, in the Latin American market.
  • Manage protective coatings industry customer accounts in the Latin American market; regional sales management and operation management; analyzing market trends and opportunities and developing sales strategies and plans; and providing distribution support. 


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 10388  #LI-DNI

Nearest Major Market: Houston