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Date: May 7, 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

If you’ve ever had your car resprayed, it probably involved one of our products. That’s because we provide innovative paints, color technologies and customer services to bodyshops and repair professionals across the vehicle refinish market. AkzoNobel’s Strategic Market Unit (SMU) Vehicle Refinishes succeeds at a global level by understanding our customers’ needs and working with them as partners. Among our products are leading brands such as Sikkens®, Lesonal® and Dynacoat®.


Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a team player who can help to ensure the high level quality for our customers? Do you have the ambition to take advantage of advanced training and education so that you grow personally and professionally? Above all, can you make real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Key Responsibilities

Based at our plant in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, you will become part of a dynamic, complex and global business with a high level of technical and quality requirements. As mentioned one of your core tasks is to execute lab requests from (mainly) marketing for all kind of products and to support our production plant in supplying the high quality our customers demand. This involves performing a thorough desk studies and drawing up test programs with realistic time schedules.

This role includes execution of test programs (characterization of paint, preparation panels, apply paint, system testing, color measurements etc) and work closely with service departments.

Finally, you should always evaluate results, formulate conclusions and propose next steps, documenting and presenting all in English.

What do you bring ?

  • WO chemistry (or related) level education, with experience of the paint chemistry, or willingness to attend courses in this field;
  • An independent, self-motivated, critical, proactive thinker is needed to support the team manager to manage activities within one of our solution groups.
  • Should quickly develop leadership skills capable of managing the work of one or more co-workers (Technicians / Specialists).
  • Quality driven and awareness
  • Able to make the right decisions under pressure (enabling product flow to our markets)
  • Identification of trends (SQC) and root causes (8D-RCA) of quality problems with existing assortment, or willingness to attend courses in this field
  • Proactively find solutions to improve quality and effectively deal with new Marketing requests.
  • Support global production strategy.
  • Knowledge of statistics and DoE, or willingness to attend courses in this field
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including fluent written and spoken English.

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 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: 18554