Commercial Marketing Manager - Pontiac MI or Waukegan IL

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Date: Feb 27, 2024

Location: Waukegan, IL, 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

  • Contributes to the development and execution of the commercial strategy and achievement of the business goals and objectives.
  • Is responsible for managing key commercial and  global projects, defining the strategic framework including future vision, high level business objective, value propositions, and activation plans, and guides implementation on global level.
  • Is responsible for managing the Aerospace CSAT process and monitoring  accuracy of customer database and global responses.  Including follow up and development of actions based on results.
  • Potential to lead a team

Key Responsibilities

  • Has a holistic view of the commercial & strategic marketing effort across the Business Unit.
  • Supports strategy planning cycle and process with responsibility on the marketing activation strategy & implementation with commercial teams (sales & technical service) including reporting, tracking & Key Performance Index (KPI) setting
  • Creates & implements  the strategy development of cross-functional initiatives for key strategic imperatives such as SPPA, color and digital.
  • Safeguards strategic alignment between business targets, commercial initiatives, commercial marketing projects, and central projects to provide focus and set priorities
  • Stays on top of relevant market trends and customer insights across segments to drive decision making and further improve customer experience
  • Supports global NPI’s, developing activation plans for New Product launch alignment between the commercial sales and product management organization   
  • Stays in close and frequent contact with Sales and Product Managers to ensure a good bi-lateral understanding of customer segmentation, market requirements, customer needs, overall value propositions and brand positionings and takes joint actions for gap closing activities if needed
  • Contributes to thoughtful and creative discussions with project sponsors and stakeholders on strategic goals, resources, scheduling, plans and challenges
  • Supports alignment between functions, connecting internal expertise with markets needs to boost innovation​
  • Is the front-facing lead on behalf of the Commercial Marketing organization in relation to Product Management.
  • Drive the commercial marketing requirements for global product introductions setting a clear list of marketing requirements.
  • Represents AkzoNobel on relevant Industry groups for the markets covered by the BU.
  • Familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct and HSE standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Supports an open environment in the team where all people can perform at their best and stimulates the development of others and ensures an engaged marketing team.
  • Manages and plans relevant (departmental) budget and proactively manages the costs.
  • Reports on progress on a continuous basis.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing/business or similar through experience
  • Working experience in commercial environment, minimum 8 years.
  • Excellent networker a negotiator with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of leading large, complex projects
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Experience working across regions, countries and across multiple business cultures (multiple market segments preferred)

Rewards & Benefits

Base salary range for this role is: $ 105,000 to $115,000. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

  • Benefits beginning Day 1
  • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match
  • Annual bonus
  • Medical insurance with HSA
  • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits
  • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay
  • Hybrid position 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Active Diversity and Inclusion Networks


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: #LI-SS1

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