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Procurement Specialist

Supply Chain General
JOBREQ1800104474 Requisition #

As a Strategic Sourcing Analyst, you will report to the Director of Strategic Development based in the Clayton office on a Fixed-term Contract of 24 months on a Part-time basis (equivalent to 15 hours a week, flexible). You will identify opportunities and procure materials, services, and supplies that meet operational and project goals for architectural trade and production operations.



  • Awareness and application of PPG’s EH&S policy about all general purchasing and safe working procedures in the office environment.
  • Ensuring product stewardship principles are applied to supplier selection including support of EH&S principles and considering community and environmental factors.
  • Being up to date with knowledge of trade practices laws and awareness of policies.
  • Assessing the trade practices & ethical implications of business activities.
  • Being aware of and seeking appropriate resources including legal advice as appropriate.
  • Evaluating and selecting vendors based on stipulated specifications, quality, cost, and supply through competitive bidding.
  • Initiating alternate sourcing and cost minimization activities.
  • Working collaboratively with the business including finance, logistics, supply chain, production, engineering, planning, technical, and other business units where appropriate.
  • Monitor expenditures and comply with the internal control process of all policies and procedures.
  • Gather local market data, interpret trends, and identify opportunities to maximize value relevant to target and non-raw materials relevant to the project scope or as otherwise directed.
  • Conducting internal audits on processes to ensure they are meeting PPG’s requirements.
  • Identify and recommend purchasing administrative processes and systems improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business, or a related degree.
  • Relevant experience in a procurement/purchasing role and materials management.
  • Experience in the management of commercial and contractual conditions and documentation.
  • Chemical manufacturing/process manufacturing experience is advantageous.
  • FMCG/Manufacturing/Retail experience is highly regarded.
  • Project Management skills.

About us:

Here at PPG, we make it happen, and we are looking for candidates of the highest integrity who share our values, with the commitment and lead to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability, and colour, 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 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 use our scale to reach new markets and introduce technologies as we differentiate and improve our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We 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 experience 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 manage 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 learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital 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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