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Commercial Development Manager

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Strongsville, OH, US

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.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel has an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Development Manager that will be responsible for Regional ownership for the strategic Extrusion segment activities.  This position will ensure the setting and delivery of Extrusion business objectives in alignment with the global segment mandate as well as coordinating the relevant Marketing activities.


This position will be located at the AkzoNobel Strongsville Technology Center in Strongsville, Ohio.

Key Accountabilities

  • Formulates the Regional Segment Marketing Plan in close coordination with the regional marketing manager and Global Extrusion Segment lead assuring alignment with global segment strategy and marketing plan
  • Gets in depth understanding of needs within the region as well as for key customers through market research, including Voice of Customer discussions and interactions with regional sales team. Analyses Market data.
  • Translates needs into clear value propositions considering the specific requirements for the Extrusion segment
  • Gives insights and customer needs to provide an input to Product Management for the Product assortment and services roadmap 
  • Maintains close contact with commercial business development organizations to ensure market input is gathered 
  • Defines Spec Selling Sales Process and the manner we deal with lead generation and closure.
  • Works closely with Digital team to identify and implement tools to generate leads from Apps, BIM, Web Sites and Social Media
  • Keeps regular contact and meets with relevant industry bodies and other key stakeholders, like architects &designers as well as trade associations and specifying organizations. This mainly includes promoting our product range in terms of value proposition resulting in a tangible increase in our brands being specified over time. Supports the specifiers in the selection process by understanding their criteria and aligning it with their value proposition to ensure a match of performance and warranty
  • Be familiar with all applicable corporate and site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE standards and always in compliance with all applicable regulations


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Business 
  • At least 5+ years of experience in a commercial environment  
  • Ideally experience in more than one area of marketing and/or sales
  • Some work experience in a tech/tech service role is an advantage
  • Analytical mind with good financial acumen
  • Travel required up to 50%


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 16996 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland