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Service Consultant

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

The Services Consultant provides a differential marketing advantage for AkzoNobel by delivering business development services to AkzoNobel Acoat customers.  AkzoNobel Services Consultants support our Sales Team by conducting business reviews and providing consultative services to our sikkens customers and distributors. They also provide both financial and operational analysis and recommendations where appropriate. The Services Consultant manages the implementation of all Acoat program activities for an assigned area, while contributing to sales and profit target achievements. 

Field / home based position. Regional travel to in the region. Position is not and will not be based from Michigan. Ideal home location in Virginia, Maryland or Eastern Pennsylvania or North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide onsite and online consulting services across a broad spectrum of functional areas including business finance and accounting methods, marketing, human resources, production and leadership development
  • Facilitate Regional and National ACoat Performance Group meetings
  • Provide classroom and/or online training to AkzoNobel’s customers on ACoat selected curriculum.  In addition, participate in the development and updating of ACoat classes on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsible for Services participation in selling and implementing AkzoNobel’s patented production tool, Carbeat
  • Assist in the sales process by providing ACoat services capabilities
  • Responsible for Services participation in the Mutual Action Plan and communicates activities with Sales, Distribution and Collision Centers    
  • Supervises performance versus plan objectives and recommends strategies to correct deficiencies by monitoring comparison results to increase the productivity of the Collision Center or Distributor
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the collision business required
  • Must have professional presentation skills
  • Have a working knowledge of Process Centered Environments, including Lean, 5s, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and how they apply to the collision centers and distributors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Will support Mid-Atlantic & Southeast regions (this role is not and will not be based from Michigan). Will consider home base from mid-Atlantic or Southeast 

 

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: 12841

 

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Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit