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AkzoNobelInternship Market Research Analyst

Application deadline 10-08-2013


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About the company
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

The world leading brands produced by Powder Coatings protect and enhance countless structures and consumer products. They include the Birds Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, underground pipelines, cars, laptops, and furniture. As such, we are a key supplier to the industrial and consumer sectors as they seek the best protection and finish for their products. Our success is based on breakthrough technologies and a relentless commitment to customer service

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Key objectives for a market research analyst are to support the BU efforts to translate market intelligence into strategic actionable items. Supporting the market research projects manager, you will be responsible for data accuracy as a basis for decision making. You will be actively engaged in developing and improving the relevant market intelligence tools to support business development.
As the Global Market Research Analyst, you will find have the following responsibilities:

Market Research
• Performing primary & secondary research for new geographic markets and/or new technologies
• Collect and analyze information to support with new market development projects
• Prepare necessary global segment and sBU sales performance analysis reports
• Prepare and carry out Sales Lead generation projects across the segments
• Continuously monitor and track the BU Marketing action plans and targets through sales analysis (price increases, new segmentation, new markets) in order to support the BU Powder Coatings performance
• Update & Maintenance of Global Market Intelligence Sharepoints

Business Intelligence
Act as the Marketing Focal Point for the Business Intelligence (Cognos) data improvement project:
# Review, Update, Implementation and Communication of the Coding Standards with the wider global sales & marketing community (BU, sBU) in collaboration with Global IT team
# Initiate, implement and follow up the improvements required in the Global Marketing Reports in Cognos

Job requirements / Candidate profile
• Holds or is currently studying towards a BA (Hons), or above in Business Administration
• Good command of both spoken and written English, additional languages would be beneficial
• Excellent communication skills across multiple layers of the organization
• Analytical and numerate, with commitment to accuracy and quality of data
• IT knowledge and hands on skills
• Some work experience in an international industrial environment

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For additional information or questions, please contact:
Vivien Belle, Recruiter
T +31 (0)88 0106789 (please choose option 2 for the Recruitment Department)


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