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PPG Industries: segment manager rubber industries

Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

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.

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 is seeking a segment manager to join the silicas business. This is a tremendous opportunity for the right person to become part of the business leadership team and be directly accountable for a dynamic, exciting business within PPG. We are seeking a high-energy person with strong technical skills, business acumen and strategic thinking capabilities. The successful candidate will lead and collaborate across functions to ensure alignment and execution on key business priorities. This role will be based at our offices located in Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh, PA suburb). This position will require 20-30% travel.

Key responsibilities:
• Strategic planning and execution: plan, organize, and implement global segment strategies; fully understand key markets, customers, and market environment
• Develop and own the product line roadmap, including identifying and prioritizing key gaps and opportunities to generate profitable growth and develop the business case for capital linked to product line roadmap
• Grow business profitability: work with sales to develop the sales and profit budget and implement strategies to deliver results for assigned segment. Work with sales staff in the development and implementation of key customer plans
• Build customer relationships with direct calls both with and without sales team members, determining needs and value propositions. Assist sales representatives in identifying and pursuing prospective sales opportunities
• Analyze and recommend pricing strategies with general managers of each business segment
• Collaborate with the marketing team to develop tools and resources to drive new sales
• Work with sales to insure all channels to market are robust and successful; drive distributor sales through an annual goals process
• Develop, prioritize, and oversee the PPM and new product development processes from commercial perspective in partnership with R&D
• Own profit and loss responsibility for new, emerging products and coordination of cross-functional teams through full commercialization

• Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related subject preferred. Business degree or MBA preferred but not required
• 8+ years of marketing and/or external product sales experience preferably in a business with a strong technical component to the sales development process
• Must be able to effective communicate with others by reading, writing and interpreting technical information; strong Excel and PowerPoint skills are preferred
• Strong business acumen, including familiarity with financial reports and capital requests
• Passion for creating new business and driving new sales initiatives
• Skilled at leading multi-functional teams in a very dynamic business
• Able to make decisions in a timely manner, often without having perfect information
• Commercial experience in tire and/or non-tire rubber end-use applications desired

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 Industries, Inc. 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

All interested applicants should contact Bill Barger (


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