Product Development Manager

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Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: Nilai, MY

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 Description

Key Accountabilities  

  • Establishes & controls the regional Point of Sales Tinting (POST) database delivery schedule (Flight Plan) to plan for on time delivery of POST database.
  • Evaluates pigments & tinters used in factory & at point of sales in order to establish optimum selection of material.
  • Execute the established Color management procedures & contribute to the reforms in the area of entire Decorative color management, Colorant management, Colour offer expansion, shade standard maintenance & CaRMA, Mixman III management. 
  • Establish and control countries color recipes offers including data base ensuring consistent delivery at POST. 
  • Develop cost optimal colour offers for all innovated as well as renovated products. 
  • Evaluate new dispensing machines for Regional market acceptance post the global approval

Key Activities  

  • Manages a small team comprises of 1 system analyst & 2 lab technicians. 
  • Establishes & controls the Regional POST Flight Plan.
  • Controls & plans protocols so that the requirements of the regional POST Flight Plan can be delivered.
  • Establishes & maintains regular contacts with Global DCTG in the area of pigments & control of colour dispersions.
  • Manages global best practice for Asia in the area of POST recipe management using MixMan central recipe management system.

Job Requirement

  • 7+ years of relevant experience 
  • Minimum of Diploma or above education level in Chemistry or Science based courses
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in project management. This should include practical experience of the paint market, management of POST recipe database and implementation of POST strategy. 
  • Minimum 4 years working knowledge on tinting machine technology and on paint, colorants & coatings development.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Access & Excel.

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: 40097 

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