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Drive the success of a high profile and global pricing excellence program
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.
Pricing Excellence (PX) is central to our ongoing business success and we have embarked on a determined Global PX Program. Within this context, your mission in this role is to drive the development, roll out and implementation of the PX program in and across our business units (BUs) in Europe. In doing so you also act as a global champion for at least one of the main PX capabilities and you act as the point of contact for the BUs and PX peers.
Is this a challenge that matches your profile as an organized and proactive professional with valuable pricing management experience? Can you demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills? Do you have a proven track record of managing successful multi-disciplinary programs and teams, from initiation to implementation? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of
Pricing Excellence Implementation Manager
The role and its responsibilities
This role is based at our Global Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and falls within our Sales & Marketing function. Driving the high profile PX Program according to program and time plan requires you to:
Perform outstanding stakeholder analysis and management to ensure mutually satisfying and value-creating initiatives between the PX program and BUs;
Define Pricing processes in alignment with the Sales & Marketing Excellence teams and the BUs, ensuring consistency within and across the BUs;
Proactively identify and embed the necessary PX competencies, capabilities, processes and training within the BUs;
Engage and support the BUs in implementing the program, continuously developing PX capabilities based on new insights.
At all times you create links between your own area of expertise and others, working closely together with other Implementation Managers to align and improve the overall Pricing-, Marketing- and Sales Excellence program. Thus you share experiences and best practices within Pricing-, Marketing- and Sales Excellence and the BUs. You also establish and agree KPIs used to measure and monitor implementation progress and actively support the delivery and achievement of agreed KPI targets. To achieve this you ensure sufficient resources allocation.
As an inspiring and involved leader you:
Manage Pricing Analysts working on the PX program. You review employee development and provide clear and constructive feedback;
Strengthen the talent pipeline and stimulate employee engagement in order to build a workforce that reflects the societies and markets in which we do business;
Create an open environment in which everyone can perform at their best.
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
University degree (MBA preferred) in a Business, Marketing or Finance discipline;
At least 5 years of commercial management experience, preferably in multiple go- to-market models;
Experienced and skilled user of MS-Office applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint and, ideally, Access;
Experience with CRM and ERP/BW;
Team player, able to influence and convince stakeholders from all levels in the organization;
Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, including fluent written and spoken English.
For more information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, telephone: +31 (0)88-0106789, option 2. We would be happy to receive your application via www.akzonobel.com, reference 180002E7, or use the ‘apply’ link.
An employment screening might 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. The sale of our Specialty Chemicals business is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.