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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Sassenheim, NL

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.

In short

You are a self-starting and driven project leader with experience in SAP master data and great communication skills, enabling you to collaborate with different stakeholders globally and to improve data quality sustainably with the aim that the business runs more efficiently.

What will you encounter in this position?

You will be working on setting up a standardized Master Data Management (MDM) together with your team members in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, and abroad. This gives you the opportunity to build up a globally used data domain structure and act as expert in the field of master data. Besides you will interact directly with the Global Process Owners (GPOs). That provides you on the one hand with the right channels to advice and get decisions and on the other hand it offers you great exposure to senior leaders in the company.

What will you do?

You will support the Paints and Coatings Business aiming at standardizing MDM processes, defining global Master Data (MD) Standards, developing global and common insight on MD quality, supporting Continuous Improvement (CI) of MDM and business processes and providing global business partnering from MDM.

What tasks and duties are associated with this role?

In this role you will…

  • Drive standardizing of processes and documentation for MDM across the company, working in close cooperation with the counterpart from Paints, Coatings and Business Process Leads;
  • Interact with Global Process Owners (GPOs) and align on the MDM decisions;
  • Coach resources on several, sometime conflicting in priorities, activities (projects, changes) for the relevant data domain;
  • Assign your own time to several, sometime conflicting in priorities, activities (projects, changes) for the relevant data domain;
  • Enhance company data quality via standardization, data cleansing etcetera.


Who are you?

You are an expert in SAP and experienced with setting up (master) data domain structures. You have an open mind for improvements and ideally you are certified in Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) at Green Belt level. You have excellent communication skills and are used to collaborate with senior leaders.
As outstanding project manager, you deliver on time and manage well stakeholders and milestones. You worked within supply chain or manufacturing and understand how its master data works.

What do you bring?

You bring…

  • 2-3 years of work experience with MDM in SAP including setting up a data governance;
  • A Bachelor or Master in IT, chemical engineering or equivalent;
  • Excellent communication skills, full proficiency in English;
  • Experience with managing projects from end to end;
  • Great stakeholder management skills with ability to bridge between data management and business.


Become part of an outstanding company

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 phone.


Application details

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications including resume, cover letter and grade list will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview rounds and further steps. An employment screening may be part of the selection process. 


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: 11282