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24. November 2020
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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 Nordsjö, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. In the Nordics we have commercial operations in all countries, production and development (R&D) sites in Sweden and employee around 1 200 people. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 32,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please go to www.akzonobel.com/international

Do you have passion for the surface protection industry and sales? Do you want to work in a global company that is very present in the Nordic region in several business areas? Are you a team player who thrives in a business where there is a strong focus on collaboration between colleagues and functions to achieve results and where the opportunities to grow with us are endless? Then you may be our new Sales Account Manager for Marine & Protective Coatings in Norway/Nordics!

You will be part of a wonderful and committed team of salespeople who are scattered throughout the country.

What you will do?

In the role as Sales Account Manager you will be responsible for developing and maintaining our customers while you process new ones. You will have Norway as your main area, but other Nordic countries will also be included in your field, which gives you the freedom to be independent and plan your work. Great focus in the role will be on active new customer processing. The customers are in a wide range of areas, such as shipping companies, marine yards, manufacturer of marine and offshore equipment, oil companies, general manufacturers of industrial equipment and more. Your main tasks are:

• Regularly visit existing and potential customers

• Nurture customer relationships and thereby actively strengthen our position in the market

• Provide support and service to our customers and resellers

• Document and update our sales support system

• Maintain a professional relationship with our customers and work actively with our sales strategies

• Participate actively in our business development and implement this with our customers

This is a permanent employment starting immediately. Location is flexible as you will be home based. You will report to Area Sales Manager Nordics and Baltics.

Who you are?

To succeed as Sales Account Manager, you need to understand industrial paint and possesses a solid interest in our industry. Understanding of painting and/or application techniques is important as you will meet experienced customers in the field. However most important are your personal qualities.

As a person you are extremely independent, have self-discipline and thrive on your own responsibility. You are structured in your way of working and understand the importance of planning your activities, as well as reporting the outcome of them. Goal oriented, relationship building and customer focused are words that describes you. You can deliver results by motivating and developing your customers through a professional, serious and honest attitude. You are good at building long term relationships and have the ability to communicate with many different types of people and customers.

We assume that you have good knowledge of Norwegian, both orally and in writing, as well as basic knowledge of English, both orally and in writing. It is required that you have good data/IT experience as we use CRM system and MS Office.

Why should you work at AkzoNobel?

At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden’s Career companies 2020. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues whom share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

Your application

We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, then take the step and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us!

For additional information about the vacancy, please contact Arild Larsen, Area Sales Manager Nordics and Baltics, +47 40800088

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Christina Borin, Talent Acquisition Partner, +46 76 112 8564

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