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Supply Chain General
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  • Creates and maintains mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement, usually being the primary contact for the vendor during the development phase Lead supplier development activities including to:
    • Scout for and assess potential new suppliers for complex, custom raw materials.

    • Coordinate the technical transfer of new product information including detailed specifications, complex syntheses and analytical methods to suppliers.

    • Maintain intellectual property protection during all discussions.

    • Reduce raw materials costs and lead times by identifying secondary and alternate suppliers in coordination with Purchasing.

    • Communicate and measure supplier performance via scorecards.

  • Negotiate supply and quality agreements in coordination with Purchasing. . 

  • Confers with vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability and delivery schedule and reviews quotes for accuracy and competitive strategies.

  • Facilitates vendor corrective action and partners with Quality and suppliers to improve quality.

  • As a member of the Research and Development team, participates in developing and implementing strategies to support bringing new products expeditiously to market.  Plans and schedules deliveries to support scale-up plans.

  • Recommends pricing strategies to achieve business goals.

  • Maintains and updates supplier databases as required  



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing and/or sourcing of fine chemicals or APIs and their intermediates; or a mixture of a Business degree and experience in addition to the chemistry degree.
  • Experience in negotiating terms and purchasing agreements.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

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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