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Sales Representative Marine & Protective Coatings in Norway/Nordics

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Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Kolbotn, NO

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 Nordsjö, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. In the Nordics we have commercial operations in all countries, production and development (R&D) sites in Sweden and employee around 1 200 people. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 32,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please go to https://www.akzonobel.com//international

Do you have passion for the surface protection industry and sales? Do you want to work in a global company that is very present in the Nordic region in several business areas? Are you a team player who thrives in a business where there is a strong focus on collaboration between colleagues and functions to achieve results and where the opportunities to grow with us are endless? Then you may be our new Sales Representative Marine & Protective Coatings in Norway/Nordics! 


What you will do?
In the role as Sales Representative you will be part of a wonderful and committed team of salespeople who are scattered throughout the countries. Your main task will be to contribute to the sales department`s success by establishing good relations with our customers. The customers are in a wide range of areas, such as shipping companies, marine yards, manufacturer of marine and offshore equipment, oil companies, general manufacturers of industrial equipment and more. Your main tasks are:
•    Active follow up of new and existing customers
•    Nurture customer relationships and thereby actively strengthen our position in the market
•    Provide support and service to our customers and identify new sales opportunities and solutions. 
•    Document and update our sales support system
•    Maintain a professional relationship with our customers and work actively with our sales strategies
•    Participate actively in our business development and implement this with our customers


This is a permanent position starting as soon as possible. Location is flexible (in either Norway, Sweden or Denmark) as you will be home based. You will report to Area Sales Manager Nordics and Baltics.


Who you are?
As a person you have knowledge of the market, and relevant sales or technical experience within the industry is preferred. You have a strong sales drive together with a strong wish to succeed. You have the ability to work independent as well as in team, and are highly self-motivated, and proactive in your way of working. Furthermore, you are structured and understand the importance of planning your activities, as well as reporting the outcome of them. Goal oriented, relationship building and customer focused are words that describes you. You can deliver results by motivating and developing your customers through a professional, serious and honest attitude. You are good at building long term relationships and can communicate with many different types of people and customers. 

We assume that you have good knowledge of Nordic languages Norwegian, Swedish or Danish - oral and writing, as well as basic knowledge of English, both oral and writing. It is required that you have good data/IT experience as we use CRM system and MS Office. 


Why should you work at AkzoNobel? 
At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden’s Career companies 2020. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues whom share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us! 


Your application
We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, then take the step and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us! Due to summer holiday we will start our selection in August.


For additional information about the vacancy, please contact Grete Thorstensen Flatebø, Strategic Account Manager, grete.thorstensen@akzonobel.com or Arild Larsen, Area Sales Manager Nordics and Baltics, arild.larsen@akzonobel.com

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Christina Borin, Talent Acquisition Partner, christina.borin@akzonobel.com