Communications Manager

Marketing / PR
AkzoNobel is a paints and coatings company with strong global brands, leading market positions and a balanced geographic presence across all regions. Our ambition is to be the reference, the leader, in paints and coatings. We’re building our future on solid foundations – our long and proud heritage of more than 200 years, our core principles and our values. We’re convinced that our success is and will be driven by our passion for paint, our proud people, our powerful performance and precise p...


In this capacity you drive effective communication for two of our main corporate functions Global Business Services (GBS), Information Management (IM) to support delivery of functional objectives and their change programs. Manage transparent and reliable communication within the function and to its key stakeholders outside the function.

Content creation and delivery
This requires you to:

  • Develop and deliver content supporting the functional leaders through Essentials, our bi-weekly employee newsletter, webcasts, townhalls and communications support for global change projects and the implementation of functional strategies;
  • Develop, write and publish global internal communication messages that are relevant to all employees in the function and senior leadership announcements;
  • Build strong working relationships across all AkzoNobel’s Communications Managers and Communications Business Partners to ensure communications plans are aligned to business and regional objectives and safeguard consistency of strategy communications across AkzoNobel’s key functions

Actively contributing to the ongoing development of a high-performing, collaborative, and engaged Global Communications Team. 
This includes a proactive approach towards standardization, alignment of communication tools, capability building and measurement and the ability to switch quickly between strategic thinking and hands-on implementation.