Technical Service Representative

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

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.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel is excited to announce this opportunity to join our Commercial Technical Service Team supporting the company passive fire protection products.  

 

The people in Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings set the standards in the industry, allowing us to make a real difference in the world. We save lives with our passive fire protection and help clean the ocean through our work to eliminate biocides in marine coatings. The Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings BU (MPY) is backed by our International brand, which has been pushing the boundaries of possibilities for over 100 years.

 

The Technical Service Representative remote field position is to provide technical support and training on the use and application of company passive fire protection products, services, equipment and documentation in acquiring new business and in maintaining multiple existing customers.

 

Candidate preferred location will reside in the Gulf Coast Region to support the customer base. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide total technical support to customers. 
  • Problem solving. Analyzes product-related issues, including on-site analysis and actuations. Communicates with Research Lab and/or Quality Control department to establish corrective actions. 
  • Manage complex customer complaints. 
  • Gather customer needs and requirements in cooperation with Sales & Marketing organization to help build the customer strategy  plans. 
  • Actively participate in key phases of the sales process to prospects.
  • Proactively prevent and solve problems of a technical nature occurring at existing customers. 
  • Attend the testing process as well as the implementation of new products and technologies.
  • Develop and maintains relationships with customer technical  staff, in order to keep and to extend the business.
  • Use reporting tools as CRM, up-dates the key customers’ databases with valid, accurate and complete information (visits reports, action reports, cases, regulatory requests…)
  • Deliver periodical progress reports, proactively submit information regarding trends within the market and provide recommendations regarding the improvements in the approach to the market. 
  • Monitor competitive activities at customers’ facilities. 
  • Promote the positive company reputation and develops long-term relations with customers.
  • Hold and defend the values of the company. 
  • Practice all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal behavior / HSE standards and acts in compliance with all their regulations

Qualifications

  • Knowledge & Work Experience – Paints & Coatings industry specific to PFP (epoxy intumescent coatings), any B2B industry environment, customer / segment profiling, 5 years of work experience in technical services and support. 
  • Bachelor Degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or related field. 
  • Skills – Problem solving, stakeholder management, creating value propositions, communication and presentation, commercial and business acumen, basic understanding of financial concepts related to sales and cost to serve.

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: 15092 

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