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PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. Lead Product Development Chemist, Adhesives and Sealants in Cleveland, Ohio

As a Lead Product Development Chemist within Automotive Adhesives and Sealants (AandS) you will be responsible for Leading the development and growth within the Adhesives and Sealants platform. This position leads the formulation, lab preparation, and the performance of all types of tests and investigations in connection with problem-solving and the development of new and improved products, as well as the maintenance of existing products. Key Responsibilities : *Develop the various AandS technologies defined in the technical road map and as per the AandS strategy *Understand AandS technologies: portfolio, properties, application technologies, processes and application. *Drive the on-time delivery of development program that align with product strategy timeline. *Interact with ad hoc raw material supplier to leverage their knowledge/capability to propose new raw materials and be connected with significant technological evolutions. *Understand Customer requirements in details, and anticipate trends in technology *Interact with other labs (AandS or other business), based on project needs and conduct relevant knowledge sharing/exchange in this area *Collaborate with manufacturing / Customer Development team / launch AandS group to make flawless introduction of the technologies at the customer line. *Provide guidance and direction to project technician/chemist as it relates to testing plan/activities. *Ensure transfer and awareness of customer product specifications and Voice of the Customer to all related PPG functions. *Lead problem solving efforts in case of product issues related to technology. *Support technology presentations at local level. *Support operation team as needed, in relation with product scale up to be done . *Meet PPG requirements in term of Quality and EHandS. *B.S. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent degree is required, advanced degree in related field is strongly preferred. *7 - 10+ years' experience in the coatings industry, with Adhesives and sealants knowledge required. *Excellent communication and interpersonal skills *Proven track record of leading successful innovation from idea inception to commercialization; ABOUT US: 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. PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD 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 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