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PPG is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and creative Sr. Communications Specialist to support PPG’s automotive coatings business and corporate communications business. As a member of this team, you will work in a fast-paced environment with leaders from across PPG, and with members of PPG’s communications, marketing, community and product management teams.


The right candidate will be eager to expand their professional experience and skill set with hands-on experience working with an integrated group of professionals.

Main Accountabilities:

Under supervision and in close collaboration with the Manager, Marketing Strategy, the Sr. Communications Specialist will provide support for PPG Automotive communications, including:

  • Working closely with the automotive, product management, marketing and communication teams to manage production of programs and projects that can launch across all communications channels.
  • Drive project timelines and approval processes.
  • Tracking, analyzing and presenting project timelines monthly.
  • Building and managing day-to-day relationships with key project owners and sharing relevant information in order to secure positive momentum for PPG.
  • Working closely with agency and marketing team to ensure alignment and execution of communications tactics.
  • Establishing PPG automotive products as innovative products and color leadership within the sales teams.
  • Proactively identifying new activities/ideas to engage contacts and streamline processes within the communications team and with agency partners.
  • Providing regular updates to internal stakeholders on all activities.
  • Supporting internal communications activities on an as-needed basis.
  • Coordinating translations of communications as appropriate.
  • Coordinating with freelancers as appropriate.
  • Assisting with special projects as needed.
  • Collaboration with colleagues across PPG’s global footprint on communications opportunities
  • Executive presentation development
  • Corporate communications materials development (collateral, websites, social content, etc.)
  • Manage vendor relationships
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Minimum 5-7 years of experience in marketing communications, advertising, corporate communications, public relations, media relations, brand marketing, or related field is required
  • A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations or a related discipline is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to connect and partner collaboratively at all levels within an organization and with internal clients.
  • Excellent planning, organization and project management skills.
  • Exceptional writing ability, analytical and persuasive skills, ability to multi-task effectively, and working knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Thorough knowledge of business writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and execute time-sensitive and critical tasks.
  • Knowledge of office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience graphic design and video production software is a plus.
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in an advertising agency or a large, global organization is preferred.
  • A Master’s degree in Marketing Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, or a related discipline
  • 3-4 years of experience in a graphics art position.  You must have knowledge of MAC OS, Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), KeyNote, Numbers, Pages, IDVD, IMovie

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

Communicate and share information; manage complexity; plan and organize; take responsibility; act independently with a long-term perspective.
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 them 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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