Training Manager

PPG Industries   •  

Cranberry Township, PA

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 44 days ago

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The Training Manager supports PPG Architectural Coatings Home Centers in all aspects of training to include, but not limited to, designing training modules, presenting professional sales and service modules, implementation of programs, coaching and developing a team of Training Specialists as well as Territory and Regional Managers in how to effectively develop their sales associates and external customers. The Training Manager works with account managers and leadership team to produce training materials for associates to sell PPG paint, stain, and specialty products. The Manager must be self-directed and able to develop a strong work relationship with internal and external customers. A 40 plus hour work week and up to 50 percent travel is expected (schedule to be determined by the Training and Development department).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement Home Center training programs
  • Works closely with the sales and marketing teams to support new product launches
  • Develops and implements training plans for new store training
  • Supervises a team of Training Specialists in support of Home Center account needs
  • Designs and implements train the trainer programs for field sales
  • Manages compliance issues on the use of on all training programs
  • Conducts needs analysis to determine the training focus on individual accounts
  • Support training needs at National Sales meetings
  • Responsible for constant improvement and development of existing training programs based on new learning or technology
  • Designs measurement systems to evaluate the effectiveness and ROI of training programs


Experience Requirements:

  • Four year degree in Business Administration or like discipline is required.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in the sales or retail industry at the operations or sales management level is required.
  • Experience in training and development industry, with adult learning theory, or influencing behavior is preferred.

Functional & Technical Skills:

  • Ability and comfort presenting to groups upward of 100.
  • Must be organized, have excellent communication and facilitation skills and must be competent in Microsoft Office.
  • Online training design experience preferred.

Prime Success Factors:

Focus on results; drive change; promote teamwork; build trust & respect; understand market & customer perspective

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

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. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

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 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.

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