Business Services Consultant, Automotive and Specialty Coatings

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Norcross, GA, 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.

Position Summary:

The Business Services Consultant provides a differential marketing advantage for AkzoNobel by delivering business development services to AkzoNobel Acoat Selected customers.  The Services Consultant supports the sales team by conducting business reviews and providing consultative services to Acoat customers and distributors.  They also provide both financial and operational analysis and recommendations where appropriate.  The Services Consultant manages the implementation of all Acoat program activities for an assigned area, while contributing to sales and profit target achievements.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Provide onsite and online consulting services across a broad spectrum of functional areas including business finance and accounting methods, marketing, human resources, production and leadership development. 
  • Facilitate Regional and National Acoat Performance Group meetings.
  • Provide classroom and/or online training to AkzoNobel’s customers on Acoat selected curriculum.  In addition, participate in the development and updating of Acoat classes on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsible for Services participation in selling and implementing AkzoNobel’s patented production tool, Carbeat.
  • Assist in the sales process by providing Acoat services capabilities.
  • Responsible for Services participation in the Mutual Action Plan and communicating those activities with Sales, Distribution and Collision Centers.  
  • Supervises performance versus plan objectives and recommends strategies to correct deficiencies by monitoring comparison results to increase the productivity of the Collision Center or Distributor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of knowledge in the collision business required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must possess a high level of business, accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Process Centered Environments, including Lean, 5s, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and how they apply to the collision centers and distributors
  • Thorough knowledge of the industry and the detailed workings of the customers collision centers

 

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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: 26469