Color Specialist II

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Sassenheim, NL

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.

Purpose of the Job

To manage, collect and deliver physical color standards via the Color Documentation Library. Supports the new and existing users of the DigiQ color collateral software. Can act as a member of the support team to offer support and consultancy for global color infrastructure tools and their color measurement instruments.

Key Responsibilities

-    Administrate physical color standards to R&D, Marketing, Purchasing, Supply chain and external relations requested via the Color Documentation Library (CDL)
-    Coordinate production of physical standards to create new standards and/or replenish stock levels of existing standards 
-    Ensure adequate stock levels of physical color standards of own color collections and of prominent color standard houses (RAL, NCS, etc.)
-    Maintain and support new and existing users of DigiQ color software tool to support color collateral production and quality control processes 
-    Responsible for training the third-party Color Collateral producers in DigiQ and our preferred methods of approvals
-    Develop and maintain methods and procedures related to management of color standards and production of color collateral
-    Support and offer consultancy to internal users for global Color Infrastructure tools, such as CaRMA and their color measurement instruments
-    Measure and ship new master tile sets to internal and external users of global Color Infrastructure tools,

What do you bring?

Experience & Educational requirements
•    Graduate in scientific discipline with at least 3 years appropriate experience in color 
•    Technical knowledge about color
•    Good understanding market requirements (color accuracy, color documentation) and business and IT processes
•    Understanding of paint manufacturing and production processes
•    Proactive and results-oriented attitude
•    Ability to work unsupervised for up to 5 days

What do we offer?

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays; participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; travel expenses to and from work opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role laptop and mobile telephone flexible working environment

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and cover letter will be considered. If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Dwight Sinester Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2.

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

Requisition ID: 23251