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Global Technical Manager - Substrate Protection

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800037827 Requisition #

As a Global Technical Manger - Substrate Protection, you will work as part of a team to maximize expertise and technology globally to continue to increase PPG’s position as a leading coatings solution provider to the Aerospace Industry.




Key Responsibilities:


  • In coordination of commercial platforms and S&T management develop, monitor and implement technology strategy and a aligned project portfolio
  • Build clear technical project goals, timelines, and alignment with the business unit, segment, IP, and regulatory affairs while utilizing PPG’s EH&S practices in developing new technologies.
  • Introduce new projects and lead or mentor innovation teams in process and product development.
  • Directly lead a diverse group of associates including Technical Managers while collaborating with customers across subject areas.
  • Represent PPG Surface Protection technology in trade organization, conferences and customer meetings
  • Ensure continued alignment and utilization of the global project portfolio system, COMPASS and the Resource Management Tool, to lead the technical portfolio process and engage key business unit partners including commercial, segment, supply chain, manufacturing, product stewardship, and purchasing.
  • Develop, empower, and engage a diverse talent base of scientists and technicians.
  • Assesses the strengths of the technical management team and resolve a strategy to build technical leadership capability.
  • Align and implement PPG corporate policies.


  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Materials Science or related field required.
  • At least 10 years of post-graduate experience ideally with focus on coatings and corrosion protection.
  • At least five years of demonstrated ability of leading globally-diverse teams in technical management roles.
  • Extensive technical expertise and demonstrated knowledge of leading and influencing in a sophisticated, multi-site environment while building strong work relationships, communicating reliably, and leading change.
  • A track record of innovation in industry and academia
  • Strong problem-solving skills and tried market and customer awareness.
  • Understanding of the intellectual property landscape, products portfolio, trends, and regulatory environment.
  • Dedication to EH&S and understanding product stewardship requirements and regulatory trends in a global market environment is required.




Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.



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. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:


We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.


We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.


We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.


We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.


We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.


We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.


PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/


PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees.  We offer 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, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.


PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.


Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.


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