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Supply Chain General
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PPG is currently seeking a Distribution Team Leader for our Cleveland Plant. As Team Leader, you will provide focused leadership on the day-to-day coordination of information and inventory flows across multiple warehouse sites. The successful leader will manage the balancing of raw material inventories between offsite and onsite warehouses to achieve execution of the production schedule, adhere to FEFO practices, minimize movements, and minimize costs. (INVENTORY DISTRIBUTION).

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Recommend and implement sustainable processes that will increase OTIF, Inventory Accuracy and reduce SSPL.
  • Collaborate with operations planning, production, PPG and 3PL Contractor warehouse resources to successfully execute the daily work schedule to support batch production demands. (PA Schedule)
  • Recognize and support the daily work schedule for sales orders, fulfill technical lab requests, sampling demands, and replenishment of production area inventories.  (NON-PA Schedule).
  • Responsible for building strong working relationships to the groups that represent their upstream and downstream processes, including Supply Chain [Planning, Procurement, Warehouse], Production, Technical and Quality. 
  • Support inventory accuracy goals and other KPI’s through proper use of inventory transactions.
  • Ad hoc projects, analysis and reporting as directed by the Materials Manager, (i.e., financial impact of consignment on working capital, re-costing of raw materials, etc.).
  • Provide support during annual physical inventory.
  • Document processes utilizing standard work and visual controls. Trains others to the standards as needed.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities, including implementation of Lean Six Sigma/Toyota Production System methodologies.

The individual should possess an Associate Degree in a Business or Technical field with 2-5 years demonstrated experience in manufacturing operations with increasing responsibilities. Experience in Microsoft Office [strong Excel skills] and Oracle is highly desired.


This position requires a hands-on approach with internal/external team members.  Knowledge of multi-site warehouse operations is preferred.


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


Build Strong Work Relationships – Maintain working relationships at all organizational levels and participate in the execution and administration of established company and plant human resource programs and policies in an objective and consistent manner, including equal opportunity for all employees and involvement/participate management procedures and techniques.


Mobilize Resources - Manage available resource for maximum efficiency and productivity to meet customer requirements and work within budget requirements.


Functional/Technical Skills - Provides, maintains and promotes a work environment free from accidents and ensures the safety and well-being of associates and the community through effective training and housekeeping programs, and compliance with applicable corporate policies and government regulations.

  • Is clear and concise with communications and supports communications with facts.
  • Is able to multi-task various activities throughout the work day.
  • Is able to handle non-routine issues within time constraints and works well under pressure.
  • Develops own work objectives and goals and successfully translates those goals into effective actions.
  • A team builder.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and budget time to accomplish the job requirements. Must be assertive and able to work independently.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational abilities.
  • Must perform well in a fast-paced environment.
This position is part of a career development path for talented individuals who are seeking growth within PPG.  A balance of formal education, hands-on experience and other factors may be necessary to qualify for additional opportunities. 
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 www.ppg.com 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. 
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 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
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