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At PPG, we are accelerating digital transformation by maximizing strategic partnerships with startups.


As the Digital Start-up (Partnership) Manager, you will drive business value by working with accelerators, incubators, and venture capital firms to drive effective and streamlined engagements with startups. Your primary mission is to identify and partner with early-stage startup companies that will accelerate the introduction of innovative digital technologies and improve PPG's Digital dominance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Explore new partnership opportunities with VC, Accelerators, Startups, and Incubators.
  • Manage existing startup partners to ensure mutual goals and deliverables are met.
  • Build the framework for measuring and communicating the impact generated through startup partnerships; building trust, establish credibility, and hold partners accountable.
  • Educate the startup ecosystem of the opportunities of working with PPG and the challenges that PPG is looking to address with strategic partnerships
  • Work with legal, finance, and procurement to ensure the startup engagement process is agile and streamlined.
  • Work with leadership to identify & prioritize focus areas for strategic partnerships.


  • BA/BS in technology or business or related; OR equivalent combination of education and experience leading/developing startup initiatives. MBA or other relevant advanced degree is highly desirable.
  • Well-versed in Digital Technology Trends, especially in Manufacturing and R&D.
  • Experience working with or within startups; and an understanding of the culture of incubators, accelerators, and venture-capital industries.
  • Entrepreneurial drive with and able to work independently.
  • Are able to make data-driven decisions and quickly comprehend high level business mode; demonstrating business & financial acuity.
  • Able to lead with compassion and emotional intelligence.
  • Have superb communication skills.

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

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


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