Product Manager Color Solutions

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Date: May 12, 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

  • Manage the Color Solutions Products (Software, Hardware & Instruments) in close cooperation with the Marketing Managers in the Color Solutions team
  • Support the color solutions teams business analyses, customer needs identification, competitive landscape reviews and identification of (technical) opportunities with the BU’s to create a winning market offer.
  • Supports the implementation of the agreed strategy & portfolio in the BU’s.
  • Aligns and coordinates activities with other stakeholders like RD&I, IM and Purchasing.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the product management of the Color Solutions Products (Software, Hardware & Instruments) for AkzoNobel Paint & Coatings.
  • Supports the translation of customer wishes into business requirements and aligns with other functions (e.g. R&D, Digital and IM)
  • Manages the Assortments in line with the overall color strategy. Supports the BU’s color leadership ambition and our Brands’ propositions. Supports long term developments, both internal and external, competitor analysis, SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and consequences for product upgrading, maintenance, development and rationalization.
  • Responsible for operational management of the assortment in agreement with the BU’s and other stakeholders (purchasing, RD&I etc.).
  • With the BU’s, taking the right actions for market acceptance and penetration of products by ensuring product quality, positioning, pricing, competitive position, sales strategies and actions.
  • Supports the development and delivery of Marketing and communications materials including training materials content for Learning and Development of the BU’s and other stakeholders
  • Ensures color data systems and the connection to other Line of Business data systems are up to date and functioning correctly for the Color Solutions products to work successfully at our customers.
  • Trains and is expert contact for specialists in the BU’s on the Color Solutions Products.
  • Works very close with internal stakeholders to maintain and keep the Color Solution Products up to date.

What do you bring?

  • Professional (HBO) degree in Business, Marketing or technical (IT)
  • Skills in Color Solutions topics (Software, Hardware, Instruments & master data management)
  • 3 - 5 years of product management.
  • Ability to operate effectively in an environment of ambiguity and ‘borrowed’ resources
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and written)
  • Able to be effective in a matrix organization, good stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication (formal & informal)
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Hands on and practical approach
  • Teamplayer



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

More information and how to apply We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. 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.

Or send an email to TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.


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: 22233