Commercial Operation Graduate Program

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

Color your career in AkzoNobel - Apply to our Commercial Operation Graduate Program!

Join our 2,5 years Commercial Operations Graduate Program, starting January 2024, to gain a broad understanding of how a corporate company is organized to serve our customers in a multi country (Benelux) setup. Operate and collaborate in different teams on various assignments with real hands-on responsibilities crucial to our business. Discover your strengths with this opportunity in the world of Commercial operations, build first-class business and leadership skills and start building your network that will benefit you throughout your career. 

  • 3 Rotations + multi country assignment in one of our leading Commercial Operations departments.
  • Individual learning & development curriculum for your career (Process improvement, Crucial conversations).
  • Personal Buddy & Mentoring Program.
  • Close cooperating with our Comops Benelux management team.

Location: Sassenheim|Leiden, the Netherlands or Vilvoorde|Brussels, Belgium
Start date: To be decided, together with the candidate. 

Your Career Opportunities:

While you are on this exciting journey with us, you will receive plenty of support along the way. Our Mentoring and Buddy Program will help you to settle from Day 1 and feel comfortable in your role as a trainee. Additionally, we will offer a concentrated blend of experimental on-the-job learning through different assignments in various Commercial Operations departments; classroom and online training will enable you to build your skills and transition from college to the corporate workplace, leveraging strengths and defining your career path. You will learn all aspects of our commercial operations including strategy, planning and performance, reporting and analytics, technology, leadership, and professional ethics and values. You will work alongside experienced professionals who will guide you through each step of your training, providing you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed. 

Our Commercial Operations Graduate Program is designed for you to be prepared for future leaders within AkzoNobel. After 2,5 years and 3 rotations. It is also possible to explore other opportunities with the global AkzoNobel organization. Together with your Mentor, you will explore the different career opportunities that fit to your strengths and where you can create the most impact for yourself and AkzoNobel.  


What do you bring?

  • You obtained a Bachelor's or Masters degree in a Business economics, IT & Management, IT & Marketing, Business Development or related studies, in 2023. 
  • You have high ambitions and desire to learn and grow into a leadership position.
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ready to embrace a digital future of AkzoNobel.
  • You are not afraid to challenge the status quo and bring a fresh viewpoint.
  • Proficiency in Dutch & English (French is nice to have).


Become part of an outstanding company:

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands and Belgium. 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 
  • Hybrid way of working 
  • YAN Network (Young Professionals at AkzoNobel) with regular professional and personal development opportunities and after-work activities 
  • Travel expenses to and from work
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan 
  • Fixed Bonus.


More information on how to apply:

We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume and a cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Nicolas Beslic, Talent Acquisition Partner. Send an email to

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process.

An employment screening may be part of the selection process.



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