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PPG has an exciting opportunity available for a Category Manager – Sundries in Cranberry Township, PA! If you enjoy managing product, merchandising and building vendor relationships, then this may be the opportunity for you!

As a Category Manager - Sundries, you will be responsible for managing a subset of categories for PPG Architectural.  These are primarily non-paint products, goods for resale, which are critical and complementary to the painting process and sold through hundreds of distribution points across our PPG network. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Category Management - Maintain extensive performance, technical and market knowledge as the category expert of assigned categories by analyzing sales and profitability information as well as product information. Proactively make item corrections and make strategic adjustments as necessary to deliver financial goals (sales, margin, and inventory).
  • Category Review & Merchandising - Drive and manage line reviews of assigned categories, which include market analysis, item evaluation, new product needs, assortment planning, merchandising, pricing and cost savings opportunities.
  • Collaboration - Partner with vendors and cross-functional team members (purchasing, finance, supply chain, operations, sales) to prepare and implement assortment, merchandising plans, and promotional programs to drive sales and profitability.
  • Competitive Analysis - Comprehensive understanding of competitive product portfolio, new products, SWOT analysis, store merchandising and competitive communications. Including comp shops and obtaining MSRP’s from vendors where available.
  • Field Support - Provide support to field representatives and stores as required to achieve assigned goals and meet customer needs.  Support training activities of internal and external teams to assure maximum sales productivity, including maintaining comprehensive list of all active items managed within the category. 


  • 5+ years of category management, merchandising, and/or related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in, business, related technical field or marketing are required. An MBA or advanced degree a plus.
  • Vendor management experience and proven excellent negotiations skills.
  • Microsoft Suite and SAP experience preferred.
  • Must be analytical, detail-oriented, and a self-starter.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills, hands on mentality and a “can-do” attitude. Result oriented, able to detect and exploit opportunities, You're not afraid to take the lead


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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