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PPG Industries

Raw Material Sourcing Manager

PPG Industries - Pittsburgh, PA

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PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACEPPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. PPG is committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Position Description:

The Raw Material Sourcing Manager is a highly visible position which will require the selected candidate to efficiently managing the purchase of raw materials for support of various PPG Strategic Business Unit initiatives.  This includes developing a strategy regarding the raw materials included in product design, determining quantity and quality and negotiating cost including development and implementation of a multi-step cost savings design over time. 

In addition to managing an assigned portfolio, strong leadership skills are necessary as the incumbent may manage raw material buyers. 

Additional responsibilities include:

Assisting with the development of strategies related to use/purchase of specific raw materials

Working closely with technical and operations to implement alternative raw material suppliers

Leading and motivating direct reports to accomplish cost savings and implement raw materials strategies

Managing raw material supplier relationships

Developing cost/benefit analyses for new or revised materials to ensure positive impacts to the SBUs through key negotiations with suppliers

Contributing as a key influencer role in the qualification of alternative raw material sources

Providing  guidance as a member of the raw material purchasing team to ensure that new materials employ design-to-cost, manufacturability considerations, and logistics

Cultivating constructive, working relationships with suppliers and PPG global counterparts during the development of new materials or, as required, in the analysis and redesign of existing materials

Ensuring that negotiated purchase costs, manufacturability and performance requirements of our raw materials meet the various SBU needs

Interfacing with, and representing the raw purchasing to, various suppliers, other PPG global buyers and technical representatives to properly define costs, benefits, and logistical needs

Maintaining close coordination with personnel from the supplier base, R&D/application labs, and manufacturing ','!*!Education/Required Work Experience:

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in technical field such as Chemistry, Engineering (Chemical Engineering is preferred), or the Natural Sciences. 

A minimum of 5 years previous raw material purchasing experience is required.

Functional/Technical Skills:

Candidates must have the ability to understand the supply chain of the assigned materials and to develop purchasing strategies that provide maximum value to the company.

Strong computer and communication skills are necessary

The ability to work well with people at various organizational levels and demonstrated leadership ability are needed

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills for frequent contact with suppliers, the technical community and within PPG at both technical and leadership levels are essential

The incumbent must maintain extensive awareness of research, sales & marketing, and manufacturing strategies in order to support business unit goals

Experience working with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications is an asset

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check. PPG Industries, Inc. offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com. To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665_PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguage_JRFQA508c.pdfhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Company Profile:
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).