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As a Product Development Manager, you will organize and lead the Automotive Refinish - New Product Development Team. You will also lead a variety of both regional and global technical projects; aligned to strategic organic growth objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and direct development of projects against defined objectives and key priorities.
  • Develop detailed timelines for each project to ensure delivery business NPD goals.
  • Empower and develop the technical team through selection, goal alignment and direction, and identification of skills needs and gaps in team and provide training as required.
  • Identify appropriate talent to allocate to projects based on business priorities.
  • Partner with other labs regarding system compatibility in development projects, and maintain a close working relationship with production, and dispersion science; to ensure seamless scale up and launch of new products.
  • Ensure safe operating practices are followed by the team and that appropriate training is provided in order protect employee health and safety and to conform to local Environmental Health & Safety requirements.
  • Lead all aspects of continuous improvement activities in providing applicable work areas that reduces raw material costs, and improves work flow, processing efficiency, productivity, output consistency and work environment.
  • Develop awareness of competitor products and activities, supporting appropriate market evaluations.
  • Champion all activities in alignment with the One PPG approach and standards for quality, business conduct, code of ethics, EEO, diversity, engagement and financial performance!


  • A degree in a scientific field such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science is required.
  • A bachelors +10, or a Masters / PhD +5 years of relevant industrial experience.
  • People leadership or project leadership experience, specifically experience leading technical projects is required.
  • Experience working in large global environments with multi-functional teams is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with six sigma, or sigma logic methodology; including certification(s) is a plus.

About us:

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)

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.

Pay Transparency poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_ English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

EEO is the Law Supplement: http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf


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