Specification Development Manager

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Specification Development Manager

  • Post Date:12th November 2021
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Job Description

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.

North East England

Competitive Salary based on experience, Bonuses, Company Car, Fuel Card, 25 Days Holiday & all UK Bank Holidays, Competitive Pension, Paint Staff Discount, Enhanced Maternity Pay, Mental Health First Aiders, Private Healthcare, Flexible Benefits Package including holiday purchase scheme and much more; sound appealing?

This role sits within our Decorative Paints division specifying market leading products for the Dulux Decorating Center, many of which are household names you’ll be familiar with like Dulux and Cuprinol.

As a Specifier Development manager your daily work will utilise your skills to maintain and develop existing and new customer relationships to maximise the potential of our specification within our key focus areas including Social housing, Health, Education, Construction, New House Build, Retail and leisure

The ability to deliver outstanding customer service levels and deliver on commitments is essential to ensure the market continues to use our products above all others. One way you can support this is through developing close working relationships with your customers to understand their needs, goals and longer-term ambitions and demonstrate to them how partnering with you can support them to achieve these.

Along with creating brilliant customer working relationships you will also work closely with colleagues in our Dulux Decorator Centres sales team (DDC). In this role you will support delivering profitable growth by driving specification through our own brand DDC store network. Focussing on delivering effective customer management by executing jointly agreed sales plans you will positively influence specification and deliver against key sales KPIs. You will have a range of tools and incentives to support you as well as training and development opportunities to support your personal development.

To be successful it is important that you have a customer focused mindset, an outgoing, positive attitude and the ability to build strong customer relationships and manage key stakeholders. You may have a background in sales or account management but given our passion around the development of people, we will support, coach and enable you to grow your sales & negotiation skills, so any commercial experience is considered. You must have a full driving license, which is required for duties in the role.

We believe in our people, we have an inclusive culture that respects and values our colleagues and their differences, we nurture an open and diverse place to work. We truly believe this helps our people to grow, develop and realise their true potential.

Our culture recognises life outside of work and how important it is, we want our people to be energised and inspired, we are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be involved in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please submit your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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

Requisition ID: 14332