Technical Sales Representative

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Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Port Melbourne, AU

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world-class portfolio of brands – including 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Exciting Opportunity:


Are you ready to accelerate your career in sales and technical expertise? Join our team in Port Melbourne as a Technical Sales Representative and be the driving force behind customer success in Vehicle Refinishing (VR) products! If you're passionate about vehicles and building lasting customer connections, this role is for you. You'll report to our Regional Sales Manager and work closely with a supportive team.

What You'll Do:


  • Showcase AkzoNobel's products confidently and enthusiastically.
  • Serve as the go-to expert in repair systems, offering hands-on technical guidance.
  • Identify and qualify potential new customers using a needs-based approach.
  • Empower customers with in-depth product knowledge for informed choices in premium and trade markets.
  • Execute precise equipment installations, from mixing machines to Mixit PCs, for both premium and trade markets.
  • Monitor competition, providing valuable insights to the management team.
  • Support local colour development through regular submission of creative colour spray outs and panels.

To excel in this role, you should have:


  • Hands-on experiences, especially from an Auto Body Technician/Panel Beater background.
  • Understanding of Vehicle Refinishing market trends, competitors, and opportunities.
  • Proven expertise in providing technical support, qualifying new customers, and conducting Panel shop visits.
  • A keen eye for detail, especially when it comes to technical aspects and their applications, specifications, procedures, and role-specific requirements.
  • Effective customer relationship management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Time and territory management skills.
  • Results-oriented mindset.
  • Willingness to travel regionally and interstate for training and quarterly meetings.

What We Can Offer


Being a Global company, we have a suite of benefits we can offer than your standard permanent role and job stability:


  • Career Pathway and Training: We're committed to helping you reach your career goals. We offer training and development opportunities that open doors to your next steps.
  • Performance Bonuses: Don't settle for the ordinary. You have the potential to earn more with quarterly performance bonuses on top of your base salary!
  • Let Akzo Nobel, help you meet your health goals: Your health matters to us. Enjoy a free annual flu vaccination and financial support for health and wellbeing programs of your choice each year.
  • Tools of the Trade: We provide the tools you need to excel – a fully maintained company vehicle, laptop, and mobile phone.
  • Want to stretch your dollar further? Enjoy our employee benefits on discounted private health insurance with Bupa and free access for you and your family on our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), that include discount on retail goods and services. 
  • Looking for more perks? Join us to find out more…

Ready to Drive Success with Us?


If you're someone who loves vehicles and has the drive to help customers maximize the potential of Vehicle Refinishing products, we want you on board! Your skills and dedication will be the engine that powers our growth!

Start your engines and accelerate towards a rewarding career with us!

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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