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Company Profile - International Paint


AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world’s leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we make and supply a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals - 2008 revenue totalled €15.4 billion. In fact, we are the largest global paints and coatings company.

As a major producer of specialty chemicals we supply industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life’s essentials. We think about the future, but act in the present. We’re passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable answers for our customers. That’s why our 60,000 employees - who are based in more than 80 countries - are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today

The International Paint worldwide businesses are part of AkzoNobel’s performance coatings group

Career Opportunities

We recruit for roles ranging from sales to science.  We are always on the look out for high calibre chemists, as well as graduates wanting to pursue a commercial career.

If you share our values and goals, we can give you a career where your talents and ambitions are recognized and rewarded. You'll work in an international environment with plenty of opportunities to develop - as an individual and as a professional.

You'll be offered rewarding and challenging projects that will stretch your mind and let you use your initiative. And by working with AkzoNobel, you'll also help us to achieve our ambition - to be the first choice of customers, shareholders and employees worldwide.


Our training programmes will be tailored to reflect your experience and needs

What we look for

Chemists - Applications are invited from candidates with a good first degree, or PhD, in chemistry or a closely related subject, and possibly a number of years’ industrial experience. An interest or background in coatings science would be beneficial.


Commercial Executives - A confident communicator with a high level of numeracy and a good level of computer systems literacy, you must be able to deliver direction and support to our sales teams in a timely and user-friendly way.  You will have three years business exposure.

How to apply

For more information on the roles available, please click on current vacancies on the right hand side of the page.

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