Technical Service - Coil Coatings - Spain & Italy

Apply now »

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Vilafranca del Penedes, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. 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 use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.

 

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 

 

© 2024 Akzo Nobel N.V. All rights reserved.

Job Purpose

 

The purpose of this role is to provide technical support and training on the use and application of company products, services, equipment and documentation in acquiring new business and in maintaining existing customers.

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Provide total technical support to customers
  • Problem solving. Analyzes product-related issues, including on-site analysis and actuations. Performs laboratory analysis of the issues when needed. Communicates with RS Lab and/or Quality Control department to stablish corrective actions.
  • Manage complex customer complaints
  • Gather customer needs and requirements in cooperation with Sales & Marketing organization to help build the customer strategy  plans.
  • Actively participate in key phases of the sales process to prospects.
  • Proactively prevent and solve problems of a technical nature occurring at existing customers.
  • Attend the testing process as well as the implementation of new products and technologies.
  • Use reporting tools as CRM, up-dates the key customers’ databases with valid, accurate and complete information (visits reports, action reports, cases, regulatory requests…).
  • Monitor competitive activities at customers’ facilities.

 

Key Activities

 

  • Delivers training to customers on the use and application of the company products, equipment and documentation both on-site at the customer’s location and within the training center.
  • Conducts demonstrations of products and transfers the knowledge on AkzoNobel processes as well as on technical problem solving to the customers.
  • Performs technical scans and audits at designated customers.
  • Conducts and/or assists in the testing process as well as in the implementation of new products and technologies.
  • Supports product development with prototype selection advice and test market execution.

 

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Chemical engineering, chemistry or related field. Masters of Science in related field and/or business administration will be a strong preference
  • Knowledge & Work Experience – Paints & Coatings industry, any B2B industry environment, customer / segment profiling, 3-5 years of work experience in technical services and support
  • Problem solving, stakeholder management, creating value propositions, communication and presentation, commercial and business acumen.
  • High level of Spanish & English. Italian will be a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.

 

 

 

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 38911 

Apply now »