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Site Purchasing Manager - C&S

PPG Industries - Mojave, CA

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PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Why join us:

With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.

Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.

You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.

Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.

Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.

You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged. Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. 

Key Responsibilities

The individual filling this position will be responsible for their assigned facility’s sourcing group and will possess the ability to manage people and priorities within a matrixed organization to ensure the uninterrupted supply of products and services in support of the plant.  Will be tasked with managing all phases of sourcing for commodities assigned to the department across the SBU utilizing PPG’s Category Management and Strategic Sourcing Process.  Will ensure that all commodity spend is successfully leveraged across the Aerospace organization.  This position will have a direct impact on the profitability of the SBU. Will manage and mentor the staff encouraging professional growth & development while driving increased team performance.  Will establish and maintain good working relationships within the SBU to drive achievement of business and department goals.



Develop and administer an effective commodity and supplier strategy for the procurement of all goods and services in the most cost effective and timely manner, ensuring quality and delivery consistent with company standards.  The function will typically include – but not be limited to:

A.      Select sources by conducting commodity surveys, interview, supplier facility surveys and 

Utilize cross-functional teams, while meeting sourcing initiatives.

B.      Gather and present data to suppliers, internal customers and other PPG managers.Facilitate communication with potential suppliers for RFQ process, analyze and validate quotes or proposals from suppliers.

C.     Coordinate and partner with internal functional teams and preferred suppliers, to identify target costing, project criteria, as well as supplier criteria to help build a robust supplier partnership and supply chain.

D.     Negotiate and implement agreements and contracts.

E.      Develop, write and implement annual Procurement Plans to support operational requirements.

F.      Facilitate cross-functional support for strategic sourcing decisions.

G.     Implement strategies which support Plant, Group and Corporate metrics.

H.     Communicate significant market shifts and supplier issues to all internal customers.Interface between the suppliers in the country / region of activity and Group globally to ensure supply quality and compliance with required standards is assured



·        Bachelor Degree (4 years - Accredited College) or equivalent experience – emphasis on technical degree preferred.

·        3 years of commodity management experience in Aerospace.

·        Experience in working in engineering or manufacturing position experience is preferred.

·        Good project management and communication skills.

·        Full proficient in both written and spoken English.

·        Strong negotiation skills.

·        Skilled in the area of Supplier Management, such as contract management, sourcing process management.

·        Supplier development knowledge is also a plus, (e.g., 6 sigma, PPAP, APQP, etc.).

·        Needs to have experience with international sourcing (e.g., Asia, Mexico, etc.).

·        Must possess knowledge of capital equipment acquisition, consumable supplies, chemicals, polycarbonate, acrylic, machining, casting, turning, and sheet metal fabrication.

·        Some oversea travel required.


Success Factors – Prime Success Factors (focus on results, drive change, promote teamwork, develop others, build trust & respect, and understand market & customer perspective) plus the following: 


DIMENSIONS (Relevant annual financial data, i.e. assets managed, budget, sales dollars, salary cost and total personnel supervised by category)

Manage 10 to 25% of purchasing spend across multiple commodities.

Interface with corporate and plant management to sell strategies and negotiations.

Interface with senior level supplier management to negotiate and implement strategies.

Manage and mentor less senior personnel to facilitate implementation of strategies.


ORGANIZATION CHART (Show reporting relationships, i.e. immediate supervisor, all other positions reporting to supervisor, this position in bold, and all positions reporting to this position) Plant Manager


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 To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

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Location: Mojave, CA

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).