Commercial Operations Analyst

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Date: Mar 1, 2023

Location: Lancaster, SC, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. 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 have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Commercial Operations Analyst will be the trusted business partner to the commercial Aerospace & Film teams, providing an understanding of the levers that drive growth and profitability.  You should fully understand pricing activities and able to evaluate the financial impact of potential opportunities and challenges. In this role, you will provide data on value pricing models and other methodologies to enhance the Sales team performance. This role acts as key support to the business, commercial finance, and participates in MEC activities, budgets, and forecasts processes.

Key Responsibilities

•    Customer RFQ (Request For Quote) and RFI (Request For Info) Support and Analysis
•    MEC (Month End Closing) Activities 
•    CIP (Customer incentive program) Process Management
•    Commercial Efficiency Projects
•    Pricing activities  

Job Requirements

•    Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field (MBA is a plus)
•    5-7+ years of relevant experience, preferably within the coatings, or other manufacturing industry.
•    5-7+ years’ experience in costing, pricing, and margin management 
•    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
•    Advanced Excel skills required (including advanced knowledge of pivot tables)


Acquiring Information
Analytics & Business Insights
Business Partnering and Consulting
Controlling Costs
Finance accounting knowledge

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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 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.


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Requisition ID: 27914