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Lead Product Development Chemist, Adhesives and Sealants

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800034322 Requisition #

As a Lead Product Development Chemist within Automotive Adhesives and Sealants (A&S) you will be responsible for Leading the development and growth within the Adhesives and Sealants platform. This position leads the formulation, lab preparation, and the performance of all types of tests and investigations in connection with problem-solving and the development of new and improved products, as well as the maintenance of existing products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the various A&S technologies defined in the technical road map and as per the A&S strategy
    • Understand A&S technologies: portfolio, properties, application technologies, processes and application.
    • Drive the on-time delivery of development program that align with product strategy timeline.
    • Interact with ad hoc raw material supplier to leverage their knowledge/capability to propose new raw materials and be connected with significant technological evolutions.
    • Understand Customer requirements in details, and anticipate trends in technology
    • Interact with other labs (A&S or other business), based on project needs and conduct relevant knowledge sharing/exchange in this area
    • Collaborate with manufacturing / Customer Development team / launch A&S group to make flawless introduction of the technologies at the customer line.
  • Provide guidance and direction to project technician/chemist as it relates to testing plan/activities.
  • Ensure transfer and awareness of customer product specifications and Voice of the Customer to all related PPG functions.
  • Lead problem solving efforts in case of product issues related to technology.
  • Support technology presentations at local level.
  • Support operation team as needed, in relation with product scale up to be done .
  • Meet PPG requirements in term of Quality and EH&S.
  • B.S. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent degree is required, advanced degree in related field is strongly preferred.
  • 7 - 10+ years’ experience in the coatings industry, with Adhesives and sealants knowledge required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of leading successful innovation from idea inception to commercialization;



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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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