Global Color Product Owner & Project Manager

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

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.

Global Color Product Owner & Project Manager at AkzoNobel!

Join our team and be a part of our commitment to global research and innovation. As the Global Color Product Owner & Project Manager, you will play a key role in maintaining and developing color software applications and databases that are essential to our paints and coatings business worldwide. You will lead international projects for new color software development and manage maintenance programs for multiple internal software applications and databases.

If you are a proactive product owner and project manager with experience and/or interest in color and the paint business, we want you! You should have a good knowledge of market requirements and business processes across functions such as marketing, HSE&S, operations and supply chain. You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain a network with our businesses and the wider R&D community, while making a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment.

If you're ready to apply your software application expertise and project management skills to this exciting global support role, we encourage you to apply now for the position of Global Color Product Owner & Project Manager.

Key responsibilities

As the Global Color Product Owner & Project Manager based in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, you will be part of the Color Technical Infrastructure team. Your main responsibility will be to manage the maintenance programs for multiple internal software applications and databases within approved budgets and timelines. Additionally, you will lead projects to deliver new software applications and solutions.

Your key tasks will include:

  • Ensuring continuous availability and monitoring of application processes.
  • Leading IT development projects that involve multiple disciplines and connect to multiple software packages.
  • Ensuring development and technical management of multiple internal software/database applications.
  • Collaborating closely with global and local teams to ensure effective deployment of AkzoNobel's color infrastructure and application.
  • Providing necessary technical support (1st line problem solving) and training.
  • Managing year plan for functional adaptations related to color software & databases development while safeguarding planning and budget.
  • Writing maintenance plans and organizing necessary resources, including well-defined goals, milestones, and planning.
  • Conducting inventories of customer and stakeholder requirements/expectations and managing them effectively.
  • Creating and updating use cases, test scenarios, test data, technical documentation, and user manuals.
  • Writing progress and status reports with early communication in case of deviations in planning.


What do you bring?

  • Bachelor's degree in IM/IT/Business IM.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in IT, preferably in color and paint industry.
  • Comprehensive understanding of market requirements, as well as business and IT processes in other functions, such as marketing and R&D.
  • Demonstrated project management and analytical skills, including familiarity with procedures and tools.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Capable of building and maintaining a network across all functions and business units of AkzoNobel.


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.


More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via Only online applications will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Marcel Thor, Talent Acquisition Partner. Or send an email to\



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: 28947