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 Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo salt. 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.
Revenue: EUR 14.9 billion
Countries with offices: >80
New employees per year (graduates): 30-50 (in the Netherlands)
We build successful partnerships with our customers.
Deliver on commitments
We do what we say we will do.
Passion for excellence
We strive to be the best in everything we do, every day.
We develop, share and use our personal strengths to win as a team.
All our beliefs and activities come together in our Human Cities initiative. By the 2050s, more than 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. Given that 60 percent of our products are in the buildings, infrastructure and transportation end-user segments, AkzoNobel will have an important influence on the ongoing process of urban transformation.
As a responsible company, it’s therefore our intention to use our expertise so that city life becomes more energizing, inspiring and vibrant for people across the world. We want to go beyond the purely functional aspects by helping cities and their citizens to connect on an emotional level. In this way we are helping cities across the world to focus on issues including color, heritage, transport, sport, education, and sustainability.
At AkzoNobel innovation starts with understanding what our customers need.
Our commitment is to do that better and quicker than our competitors. That means understanding and anticipating how our world and our customers’ lives and expectations are changing. You will see AkzoNobel innovation all around you. Our science is protecting the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks. It is helping to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria in hospitals, keeping buildings cool to conserve energy and saving shipping companies both time and money by helping their vessels glide through the sea.
For eight consecutive years, AkzoNobel has been listed as one of the leaders of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2013 we were rewarded with the 1st place as Materials Industry Group leader. So when people ask us what sustainability means to AkzoNobel, we tell them that our success depends on it.
We know only too well that our future hinges on our ability to do radically more while using less. More innovation, less traditional solutions; more renewable energy and materials, less fossil-based; more value chain focus, less introvert thinking.
We’re looking for people who not only have the ideas about what tomorrow should look like, but also have the energy and determination to make those
ideas happen. People from every type of background who want to work in a
competitive, international environment with the opportunity to reach millions
of individuals and businesses around the world. People who want to grow and
develop, and work as part of a team. People who can help us to achieve our
business goals by delivering on our company values.
So as well as being highly proficient in your field of study, it’s important that you are able to display a customer focused spirit, a passion for excellence and the determination to deliver on commitments as we 'win together as a team'.
Visit www.akzonobel.nl/careers to learn more about these activities and our application procedure.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow
our people. That’s why we’re committed to investing in your future. Join us and we’ll work with you to develop your talents so that your ideas can go far. This is why, from the day you arrive, we’ll make a real effort to support your professional growth so that you’re able to maximize the opportunities offered across our international business. This comprehensive support encompasses: an onboarding program; career possibilities within and beyond your area of expertise; mentoring; a multitude of training opportunities through the AkzoNobel Academy. Combined with a competitive compensation and benefits package and a flexible approach to working, we offer an environment that will challenge and fulfill you both today and tomorrow. So if you think you’ve got what it takes and want to develop your talents, we can’t wait to see you here at AkzoNobel – and help you take your ideas to the world.
Our proven track record makes AkzoNobel the place to apply the expertise gained during
your education. And from the moment you start to work at our company, you will
encounter a working environment that challenges you to come up with ideas that
energize cities around the globe and make a contribution to a more sustainable
You’ll soon be integral to an organization that builds successful customer relationships via excellence and an ability to deliver on promises. We succeed through collaboration, but entrepreneurialism and new thinking are encouraged. AkzoNobel is a dynamic, ‘open platform’ where you can maximize your abilities, explore your boundaries, and shape your own career.
Obviously, with a presence in more than 80 countries, there may be scope for travel within our multinational, multicultural organization.
Akzo Nobel Nederland B.V.
Center of Expertise Recruitment
P.O. Box 9300
6800 SB Arnhem
Tel.: 088 0106789 #2