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    10+ Years
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    International Business Analyst

    Date: Apr 6, 2021

    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    Company: AkzoNobel

    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 - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

    Job Purpose

    Your core function in this role is to produce market- and competitor studies, comparing AkzoNobel with its international counterparts and peers in our markets. This involves analyses in which you comment on financial figures and ratios from AkzoNobel’s most important competitors.

    An understanding of finance and a natural eagerness to search for and report on relevant facts and developments is important, as this can deliver a competitive edge for AkzoNobel. Another part of the role is around project management support in M&A projects in which the Business Analyst has a key role in supporting the M&A Director in obtaining information on the target business from various parts of AkzoNobel and managing the Q&A process through an electronic data room.

    The role is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and you will be part of a diverse international and multicultural organization that is committed to your personal and professional growth.

    Key Accountabilities

    Responsibilities and deliverables
    Within this context your key objective is to transform strategic and operational information into market intelligence and insights. You are accountable for the accuracy of facts and figures as a basis for making decisions.

    In the course of your activities you interact with a wide range of internal contacts at all levels of our BUs and BAs. They include high-level executives and financial management, marketing professionals, legal experts and financial analysts. You also take part in working groups.

    External contacts include suppliers of coatings and chemicals related reports and market research agencies.


    • University degree in Finance, Business Administration or alike;
    • Starter: 0-3 years of experience;
    • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to ‘visualize’ information;
    • A broad vision of economic development in the world;
    • Interested in marketing and market intelligence;
    • Team player with a powerful capability to build contacts, enthuse colleagues and take the initiative;
    • Fluent written and spoken English, any other language is an asset.

    AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:
    • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
    • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
    • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role

    We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume, cover letter and grade list will be considered. If applicable, is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Jan-Kees Stout, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner,

    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: 9898

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