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Color Science Manager

Company: PPG Industries, Inc.
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

As a Color Science Manager, you'll lead critical projects and project teams driving color improvements and innovation for Automotive Refinish paints & coatings. The work you do will have a direct impact on PPG's end to end digital strategy and organic growth objectives!

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Color Science Team by executing color innovation portfolio.
  • Develop algorithms to support color difference measurement, color tolerances, color matching process, variation creation process.
  • Benchmark competitive color workflows and work in partnerships with equipment vendors to develop and test new technology, and develop IP protected solutions.
  • Lead Intellectual Property activities by closely researching the patent activity of competitors in any area that are pertinent to color and refinish; ensure that action is taken to defend the infringement of PPG Patents.
  • Lead research and development of color mathematics and algorithms for color related refinish paint formulation and adjustment for both solid and effect pigmentations.
  • Develop state of the art laboratory practices for color matching samples and customer facing electronic color tools for finding and/or formulating refinish paint.
  • Conduct research projects with other business units and research centers.
  • Support regional sales, marketing & training teams in the introduction of new color technologies.


  • A Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, or chemical engineering is required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in color theory, color technology, relevant light physics, and color identification equipment. Good understanding of automotive refinish technology preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant leadership experience covering a range of technical, project management, and color activities in the paint industry.
  • Strong project management and data analysis skills.
  • Moderate understanding of Calculus and Linear Algebra, Matrix Mathematics.

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.


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 discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own 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 continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision:

We are One PPG:

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer 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, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

Pay Transparency poster: English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

EEO is the Law:

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Keywords: PPG Industries, Inc., Strongsville , Color Science Manager, Other , Strongsville, Ohio

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