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Date: Dec 25, 2020

Location: Samut Sakhon, TH

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 Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

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Job Description:

  • Responsible for delivery on variable cost savings initiatives, product improvements, color delivery, customer requests, complaints and regional product developments.
  • Responsible for the Solutions lab Budget and management of capacity plan and the ongoing use of the LWR system and Pepperflow to manage the same
  • Be familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Ensure the technical staff are fully aware of safety issues and fully comply with HSE&S polices such as LSR etc. Conduct monthly lab safety meetings and to prevent incidents/accidents at work. Have an ongoing focus on guarding/moving parts, trips/cuts, handling of aluminum pigments and TGIC.
  • Lead technical department included Development and color match team to achieve departmental KPI performance.
  • Take a leadership position to upgrade and improve the conditions and equipment of the laboratory. Ensure all equipment is in good condition and follow SOP periodically maintenance   
  • Develop premium products (such as: Interpon D, Metallic, Automotive etc) not only to increase sales volume and expand market share but also to improve ASP and CM.
  • Develop and seek for new RMs in order to upgrade performance and achieve cost savings in compliance with purchasing strategies and global policies.
  • Implement VE cost saving program documented in the global VE Tracker and reach the targets as agreed by BU
  • Lead root cause analysis and problem solving when problems with product application or performance is experienced by customers or production.
  • Provide a timely monthly report to South Asia Solutions Lab Manager, Marketing Manager and Sales Managers on the on-going and planned major Solution Lab activities and KPI’s

 

Qualification:

  • Bachelor Degree or Higher Education
  • At least 10 year of formulation/technical experience within a Powder Coatings or Industrial Coatings.   
  • Good command of both spoken and written English
  • Technical knowledge of Powder Coatings field with Formulation, Raw  Material, Quality, manufacture and  application.
  • Minimum 3 years in role of managing people
  • Good understanding of 14001; 18001 & QC 080 000 system & product stewardship program

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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