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Global Procurement

PPG

We protect and beautify the world®

About Procurement

The Procurement team is responsible for the acquisition of the global requirements of materials, energy and services; and for the safe and effective distribution of raw materials, supplies and finished products into and from PPG facilities and our customers. The organization consists of field operations worldwide and corporate staff at PPG's global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

$B+

worth of spend managed by the Procurement organization

~20

countries with operations and community involvement

100+

manufacturing sites and functions strategically served

325+

organizational resources globally

10+

global categories actively managed

29,980+

engaged suppliers

Department Structure

Requirements for materials and services having multi-location use, high value and benefits from central coordination are purchased by the Procurement team. Additionally, they provide a focal point for developing and implementing strategic plans and innovations in materials, methods and equipment.

Global Category Management – Raw Materials

Global Category Management – Raw Materials

Provides a global strategy for the acquisition of critical direct materials used to produce safe and effective finished products to our customers. Raw materials include resins, reactants, solvents, titanium dioxide, epoxy, emulsions, packaging, and energy.

Global Category Management – Indirect, Logistics

Global Category Management – Indirect, Logistics

Responsible for procuring goods and services that enables the company to maintain and develop operations. Indirect/Logistics include business services, commercial, manufacturing, sundries, ocean/air/rail/LTL/TL, and warehousing services.

Operations

Operations

Functional support associated with transactional buying and data management across the organization’s ERP systems.

Center of Excellence and Digital Procurement

Center of Excellence and Digital Procurement

Creating efficiencies through data science solutions, business and category analytics, policy and process improvement, and digital technology tools and applications.

ePro

ePro is PPG’s new platform to interact with our suppliers globally, as well as conduct business with our indirect suppliers. The ePro platform is hosted by Jaggaer and provides suppliers with a tool to register and manage their data directly for PPG.
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Quality Commitment

PPG is committed to providing products and services to our customers that fully meet their requirements on time, every time. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in every area of our business. The role of our suppliers is to help us to meet this commitment. Suppliers of materials and services are expected to help us optimize the use of their products or services to add maximum value to PPG and our customers.
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Supplier Policy

PPG’s supplier base is one of our most important strategic resources, because PPG can only meet our customers’ requirements with the support of our suppliers. We intend to develop and maintain supplier relationships that are fair, ethical and focused on mutual continuous improvement and a shared responsibility to meet our customer requirements better. Procurement will be responsible, along with suppliers, for monitoring supplier performance and providing feedback to improve performance.
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Supplier Diversity Program

Our vision is to operate a world-class supplier diversity program, recognizing all people and representing One PPG.  We are committed to economically empowering disadvantaged and underrepresented businesses by providing level playing field opportunities and an environment for all to compete for PPG business opportunities.
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Sustainability

At PPG, we believe that achieving sustainability within our company is only part of the equation. We also must work to ensure our suppliers around the world are equally committed to sustainability as a core value. This approach will help to ensure the success and long-term presence of our company for the benefit of our customers, employees, shareholders, neighbors and suppliers. We will act in a way that ensures the longevity and resilience of our environment, our economies and our society.
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A Message from PPG’s CEO

Michael H. McGarry

Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, PPG

Michael H. McGarry


As One PPG, our most important asset is our people.  We place the highest value on the diversity of our global employees, customers and communities we serve around the world.  We see diversity as a competitive advantage and foster a climate that recognizes the value of a diverse supplier base and how those differences enable us to meet challenges quickly, creatively and effectively, together.


A Note from the CPO

James T. Jones

Chief Procurement Officer

James T. Jones


PPG is a global manufacturer of quality paints, coatings and related products to the automotive, industrial, aerospace and consumer markets. And what we do within the global procurement function is truly the starting point for all the products that PPG manufactures and sells. We count on your support towards successfully providing the materials needed to operate our business, to ensure the continuity of supply to our customers and support our growth and future innovation needs. Our commitment to protecting and beautifying the world remains our primary mission, and our business success depends on your performance. Thank you for your shared commitment to PPG.


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