PMO Continuous Improvement Marketing & Pricing Excellence at AkzoNobel
Drive the success of global marketing excellence programs and processes through continuous improvement
AkzoNobel’s Automotive & Specialty Coatings (ASC) business unit (BU) provides leading coatings solutions and services to customers around the world. Our business spans multiple market segments, including Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Vehicle Refinishes.
Effective marketing is central to the success of the BU ASC. As such, the BU’s Marketing & Pricing excellence team provides high level input into the marketing strategy, processes and systems. Within this context, your mission in this role is to initiate and oversee Continuous Improvement (CI) projects for our pricing and marketing excellence strategy. It is essential that you are able to work independently and take ownership of assignments, lead multifunctional project teams, and provide clear and efficient progress reporting for the (Marketing) Management team.
Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a highly analytical professional with a real passion for marketing and continuous improvement? Can you demonstrate an ability to identify strategic and organizational improvement opportunities, then develop appropriate plans and build relationships that deliver results within a diverse and fast-moving business climate? Above all, can you go beyond the expected, take the initiative, and embody entrepreneurial drive and vision within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of
PMO Continuous Improvement Marketing & Pricing Excellence
The role and its responsibilities
This role is based at our large site at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, where you will be part of a diverse global team of 16 people with 9 different nationalities. Because this is a global role, it is essential that you are are open to different cultures, have strong communications skills, and always seek to build relationships and connect people.
Reporting to the Marketing & Pricing Excellence Manager, you identify and lead high impact projects through the concept of continuous improvement that contribute to the overall growth ambition and targets set by the BU. This requires you to:
- Implement and consolidate best practices and processes;
- Standardize procedures, processes, and documents across regions;
- Deliver information and training about different techniques, methodologies and best practices;
- Develop a common project language by defining the milestones, metrics and KPIs for success.
At all times you provide consistent project management guidance that is designed to achieve consistent project outcomes all over the BU. You also follow-up and report on the implementation of continuous improvement opportunities.
Further, you act as Business Process Lead for OneSAP Sales & Marketing, support projects impacting Marketing, Customer Service (order to cash process), and support the Go Digital Strategy.
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
- Graduate in Finance, Marketing or Business with at least 5-8 years of working experience in a marketing/business environment;
- Knowledge of both commercial processes as well as IM requirements/limitations;
- Experience with Lean Six Sigma, preferably Green or Black Belt, familiar with MS Office (Excel), CRM systems, Marketing and ERP/Business Intelligence systems;
- Experience of working with and leading multi-disciplinary programs and teams;
- Good interpersonal and communication skills including a high standard of written and spoken English;
- Willing and able to travel approx. 25% of the time.
You will work on challenging, innovative projects as part of a team with a collegial atmosphere and in a working environment that warmly welcomes original ideas and creative solutions. We offer training opportunities that support your personal and professional development, which can be used as a foundation for your further growth within the organization. This role, for instance, could lead to a next step within Marketing (e.g. Segment Manager) or towards larger PMO roles within Marketing, Sales or RD&I. In addition to a good salary you can expect excellent terms of employment including group insurance, 8% holiday allowance, travel allowance and an above industry standard number of vacation days. You will also have the flexibility of working remotely as and when it is appropriate.
We welcome your online application via www.akzonobel.com/careers, reference 180004QO or via the 'Apply' button. If you have any questions, please contact Brigitte de Gier, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88 0106789, option 2.
An assessment and employment screening may be part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated
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 Flexa, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.
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