AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings
AkzoNobel Where Your Ideas Go Far

AkzoNobel is a major industrial company – a leading supplier of paints and coatings and a key global producer of specialty chemicals. Our business is based on three core principles – Safety, Integrity and Sustainability – and we exist to develop, produce and deliver breakthrough, sustainable solutions for our customers and society as a whole.

Our offering encompasses well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens and Alabastine and Jozo salt.

Human Cities
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 is 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.

End-user segments
AkzoNobel serves four significant end-user segments:

  • For Buildings & Infrastructure we supply products for construction, decoration, protection, renovation and maintenance, including iconic structures such as World Cup and Olympic arenas. In the Netherlands, our paint systems have been applied to important buildings such as the Rijksmuseum and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the railway station in Rotterdam and the Binnenhof in The Hague.
  • In terms of Transportation our coatings and chemicals provide protection and aesthetics for leading automotive brands and countless airplanes, ships and trains. We are also integral to parts manufacturing and assembly.
  • Across the Consumer segment our specialty chemicals are key functional and aesthetic ingredients for millions of items including electronics, digital devices, furniture, domestic appliances, food and beverage, personal care and cleaning.
  • For Industry we supply core products for oil and gas, metals and mining, electricity/utilities, agriculture, chemical manufacturing and pulp and paper.

Where your ideas go far
This 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 contribute to a more sustainable world.

  • If you’ve studied Chemical Engineering, you will find opportunities as a Process Engineer in Production, Engineering or Research.
  • If you’ve studied Chemistry, there are opportunities as a Researcher in Research, Development and Innovation.
  • If you’ve studied Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, there are opportunities as a Plant Engineer or Maintenance Engineer.
  • If you’ve studied Economics with a specialization in finance or supply chain, you will find opportunities in control and accounting, internal control, tax, logistics and operations.
  • If you’ve studied Business Administration, there are opportunities in business, planning or sourcing analysis, and marketing and sales.

You will 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.

Let’s meet
Every year, AkzoNobel welcomes many bachelor and masters students in the Netherlands for graduation internships and starting positions.

If your skills and ambition match our vision, we’d like to get to know you. We could meet during one of our in-house events or even at the annual business course the AkzoNobel Masterclass. We are also at company and job fairs.

Visit https://www.akzonobel.com/nl/careers/bij_ons_werken/ to learn more about these activities and our application procedure.

AkzoNobel Where Your Ideas Go Far.

Missie AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

We believe that coatings and chemicals change our world by going beyond the surface and that through our brand – which is pioneering, transforming, caring and inspiring – we can make a real difference to people and cities across the globe.

For example, we transform communities through the power of color and supply the essential ingredients that make lives more liveable.

We also make an emotional connection through our brand promise: Touching people's everyday lives. Every day. It means we aim to make life more enjoyable, more inspiring and more comfortable.

All of this is channelled through our Human Cities initiative, which represents the emotional heart and soul of our brand. It connects us to the everyday world around us and enables people to benefit from all we have to offer. We think cities across the world should be focusing on a number of key issues in order to create more "human" urban environments, including color, heritage, transport, sport and education, and sustainability.

Kernactiviteiten AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

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, Flexa, Alabastine, Hammerite and Jozo table salt.

Manier van zaken doen

  • Business to Business
  • Business to Consumer
  • Business to Business to Consumer

Waarom kiezen voor AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

Our company values represent AkzoNobel's existing capability and future aspirations. They are:

1. Focusing on our customers’ future first
2. Embracing entrepreneurial thinking
3. Developing the talents of our people
4. The courage and curiosity to question
5. Integrity and responsibility in our actions

Our people are the key to our continued succes. What drives us is knowing that what is good for our customers today is not necessarily good enough for them tomorrow. What excists us is asking the unasked question. What inspires us is seeing the opportunity others cannot. What unites us is the intelligence to deliver where others have not.
This benefits our customers because we sustain their future competitiveness and meet the consumer's unspoken needs. This ambitions defines us. This is the way we work. This is why we come to work. Tomorrow's answers, delivered today. This is AkzoNobel.

AkzoNobel offers excellent career opportunities in an international working environment, with good conditions of employement. Our values and informal working atmosphere provide the right ingredients to help you get the most out of your talents and contribute to AkzoNobel success in delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today.

Bedrijfscultuur AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

Breed Gespecialiseerd
Dynamisch Stabiel
Eigen kamer Kantoortuin
Extern gericht Interne focus
Formele cultuur Informele cultuur
Formele dresscode Casual
Grote organisatie Kleine organisatie
Mobiele werkplek Vaste werkplek
Nationaal Internationaal
Overwerken Reguliere werktijden
Platte organisatie Hiërarchisch
Teamverband Individueel werken
Traditioneel Jong bedrijf
Up or out systeem Diverse loopbanen
Vast salaris Prestatiegebonden
Veel begeleiding Zelfstandig
Veeleisend "Normale" werkdruk

Feiten en cijfers

Aantal medewerkers
In Nederland 5000 (30% hoger opgeleid)
Internationaal 45000
Aantal aangenomen kandidaten per jaar
WO kandidaten 50
HBO kandidaten 50

Hoofdkantoren en vestigingsplaatsen

Hoofdkantoren Nederland
Hoofdkantoren NL Amsterdam
Vestigingen in Nederland
Albrandswaard, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Delfzijl, Deventer, Heerde, Hengelo (O), Maasdriel, Molenlanden, Roerdalen, Rotterdam, Sittard-Geleen, Teylingen
Startdisciplines van AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings
Automatisering / ICT, Financieel / administratief, Inkoop, Kwaliteit, arbo en milieu, Logistiek, Management, Marketing, Personeel / organisatie, Productie, Communicatie / reclame, Techniek, Verkoop, Wetenschap / R&D

Branches van AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

  • Automotive
  • Chemische industrie
  • Delfstoffenwinning
  • Energiebedrijven
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Lucht- en ruimtevaartindustrie
  • Maritiem en offshore
  • Papier- en grafische industrie
  • Technisch ontwerp en adviesbureaus
  • Vervoer en opslag
  • Voedings- en genotmiddelenindustrie
Startsalaris AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings
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Sollicitantenprofiel AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

Gezochte competenties

Zeer belangrijk:
  • Zelfstandigheid
  • Samenwerken
  • Resultaatgericht
  • Ondernemersschap
  • Intelligentie
  • Initiatiefrijk
  • Goede mondelinge communicatieve vaardigheden
  • Zeer ambitieus
  • Veel doorzettingsvermogen
  • Stressbestendig
  • Sociaal
  • Sensitiviteit
  • Schriftelijke communicatieve vaardigheden
  • Presentatie
  • Overtuigingskracht
  • Organisatietalent
  • Onderhandelen
  • Onafhankelijkheid
  • Loyaliteit
  • Leiderschap
  • Humor
  • Hoge cijfers op universiteit
  • Hoge cijfers op middelbare school
  • Discipline
  • Buitenlandervaring
  • Bestuurlijke ervaring opgedaan tijdens studie
Minder belangrijk:
  • Specialist
  • Op de voorgrond tredend
  • Lidmaatschap van studentenvereniging
  • Internationale ambitie
  • All-rounder


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Stagemogelijkheden AkzoNobel - Paints & Coatings

  • Stage in Nederland en het buitenland.
  • Afstudeerstage in Nederland en het buitenland.
  • Projecten/werkopdrachten in Nederland en het buitenland.

If you think your skills and ambition match our vision, we’d like to get to know you at in-house events such as the AkzoNobel Masterclass and the Masters of Industry in-house days. You will also find us at company and job fairs.

Visit www.akzonobel.nl/careers to learn more about these activities and our application procedure.

At AkzoNobel, the only limits are those you set for yourself as you work with some of the best people in the world to help us deliver Tomorrow’s Answers Today.