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Product Development Manager

Science & Technology
JOBREQ1800032662 Requisition #

As a Product Development Manager for Adhesives and Sealants, you will lead a technical team that is responsible for the development of various product lines within both global and regional Automotive OEM Adhesives and Sealant segments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead new regional technical team to develop innovative platform technologies, primarily focused on enhancing our growth into the Adhesives and Sealants (A&S) technology space.
  • Fast-track projects in the existing portfolio. Within the first 12-18 months, the focus of the team will be delivering on existing projects in the innovation pipeline.
  • Establish strong partnership with other global PPG labs across all levels of the team. Collaborate with manufacturing / Customer Development team to make flawless introduction of new technologies at the customer line.
  • Establish trust and respect across the PPG technical community outside automotive, leverage One PPG to ‘search and reapply’ A&S technologies developed in aerospace coatings, architecture coatings, and vice versa.
  • Establish trust and respect externally with customers, suppliers, universities, and potential business partners.
  • Bachelors Degree is required, with at least 10 years of experience within automotive coatings or A&S.  Advanced degree, Ph.D or Master’s, with commensurate years of industry experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of leading successful innovation from idea inception to commercialization;
  • Ability to influence a cross-functional team in a matrix organization;
  • Prior experience in a product development leadership role is highly desired;
  • Local and International travel required up to 30%, including to customer sites, other PPG facilities and conferences.



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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