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Account Associate in Reading, PA

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AkzoNobel

Base Salary: At least $40,000
Total Comp: $40,000 to $60,000
Industry: Manufacturing
Benefits: Yes
Customers: Medium
Car Allowance: No
Sales Cycle: Short
Travel: No Travel
Location: Pennsylvania:, Reading

JOB DESCRIPTION

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. 

Job Purpose

  • Provides high quality administrative services to Regional Business Unit Management Team and their visitors. 
  • Leads the professional office administration at the Reading Commercial Office
  • Provides marketing support and performs operational tasks for the Regional Marketing team

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages and organizes the agenda of Management Team Members
  • Performs administrative support for Powder Coatings marketing team as directed
  • Supports communication functions that increase over-all brand reach, improve employee engagement and provide value to existing and new customers
  • Responsible for a variety of marketing communication tasks that allow for the successful completion of planned communication and marketing programs
  • Supports development and delivery of brand assets, sales tools, and promotional items for all segments in North America
  • Manages procurement processes for commercial team
  • Arranges visas,  airline and train reservations, hotel accommodations, and restaurant reservations.  Organizes internal and external meetings for the Regional Business Unit Management Team and their visitors
  • Collects information about planned business trips and manages the Regional Business Unit Management Team agendas
  • Provides administrative services during the implementation of different projects conducted by the Regional Business Unit Management Team
  • Supports, plans, organizes and manages commercial events in North America
  • Upon request from a Management Team member, prepares minutes, collects data, and prepares reports on different areas of the company’s activity
  • Acts as Receptionist for the Commercial Office.  Maintains the reception area, providing relevant information to visitors.  Introduces team members to appropriate Team members
  • Assists the Human Resources Department in handling of the formalities associated with expatriates / commuters’ employment (work permits, visas, residence cards, etc.)
  • Assists in ordering office equipment/materials, company cars, mobile phones and in providing relevant supply of the food and beverage stock
  • Maintains information regarding business operations in strict confidence
  • Familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct and HSE standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  Associate Degree in Business Administration preferred
  • 3-5 years of administrative support experience
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to collaborate and work cross functionally with all levels in the organization to achieve objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and virtual communication skills
  • Able to carry out tasks with minimal supervision and direction

About AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.