Technical Services Manager

Recruiter
Akzo Nobel
Location
Birmingham
Salary
From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Product Services Manager

Metal Coatings

£45,000 - £50,000 plus bonus, company car, health care, 25 days holiday, pension, flexible benefits scheme & staff discounts

Location: Birmingham B9 4TQ

You will be joining as a proven people manager from within a coatings or chemical manufacturing environment. You will be used to working client facing within a technical product role and being the expert within your field, supporting and working with customers to resolve technical product problems as well as promoting and up-selling the benefits of our world leading products and technical expertise.

You are now looking to develop your career in a company that will make the most of your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That’s precisely the opportunity we can offer you at AkzoNobel. We are the world’s leading paint and specialty coatings manufacturer and we are recruiting a Regional Technical Product Manager to lead our UK Regional Technical Services team within our UK Metal Coatings business to support driving sales alongside our sales representatives and key account managers.

As Technical Services Manager you will lead and manage a team of Technical Representatives and Technical Specialists who are out in the field working with our customers. You will come with direct line management experience within a similar technical role, be commercially astute and have the customer at the forefront of your mind. This will involve demonstrating products, technical problem solving, testing and performing technical scans and audits for designated customers. You will prioritise work and identify ways to optimise processes and align technical activities to ensure industry best standards of customer service. You will monitor the market, collate business intelligence and act as a point of expertise for sales teams providing insight to make sure we continue to meet customer needs. You will also support training activities and help build the capabilities of colleagues.

You will have extensive experience in a technical representative role. Good at communicating, especially with sales teams, you will have a track record of developing a high performing team and possess strong project management skills. You will have a good understanding of H&S and be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be Regional Technical Services Manager in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.

AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.