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Specialist II

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Datum: 18-sep-2021

Plaats: Sassenheim, NL

Bedrijf: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel heeft passie voor verf. Wij zijn experts in het ambacht van het creëren van verven en lakken en zetten de standaard op het gebied van kleur en bescherming sinds 1792. Ons wereldklasse portfolio van merken - inclusief Flexa, Sikkens en Alabastine - heeft het vertrouwen van klanten over de hele wereld. Met ons hoofdkwartier in Nederland zijn we actief in meer dan 150 landen en hebben wij 34.500 medewerkers die gepassioneerd zijn over het leveren van onze hoogwaardige producten en diensten die onze klanten verwachten


Job Purpose

To co-design, prepare, execute and analyse output of practical experiments, in line with the department, project and functional standards. Can act as member of a project team, contributing to the realization of objectives of research/development/support projects.


Key responsibilities

•   Work on development, support, improvement and optimization of the product portfolio.
•    Interpreting of research results and giving recommendations concerning further steps 
•    Takes ownership to solve challenges in a structured and effective way.
•    Maintain contacts with raw material suppliers and other institutions for product development; be aware of current developments of HSE and EU regulations
•    Direct and close cooperation with commercial and operations departments (production/QC/color development) 
•    Participate in multi-disciplinary product introduction teams 
•    Collaboration within the Business Unit and within AkzoNobel 
•    Acquiring and broadening knowledge of coatings technology

What do you bring?

  • Education: bachelor or masters degree level in chemistry or related field. Nevertheless persons with demonstrable successful experience in product developments are also challenged to apply.
  • Prior 1-3 years work experience within a coatings (or related) R&D organization is preferred
  • Candidate should be able to work independently in a dynamic explorative environment.
  • Analytical and troubleshooting/problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a structured and solution-oriented way
  • Pro-active and decisive
  • Is able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Deals effectively with changing priorities
  • Robust personality and stress resistant
  • Open mind, good team player
  • Fluent English (oral and written)
  • Proficient with computers and office software

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 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 Tim Laan, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or 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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Requisition ID: 12372