PPG Industries Manager, Legal Operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 www.ppg.com 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as the law department’s primary liaison with the company’s Finance / Accounting, IT and HR departments. What about GSM for any purchases, vendor upgrades etc.?

  • Works with senior management and Finance to develop the legal department budget.

  • Ensures accuracy of financial performance by conducting monthly account reconciliations to monitor departmental expenses and identify drivers of law department expenses and trends. Works with Finance on accruals and reserves. Uses information management tools (e.g., matter management, e-billing and financial accounts payable systems) to collect and communicate financial information both within and outside the law department.

  • Works with Accounting and outside vendors in the processing and reconciliation of all legal bills.

  • Prepares reports to Legal Department leadership on metrics relating to spend, outside vendor, contractor and outside counsel utilization.

  • Oversees technology programs and manages those systems and processes that are dedicated to the law department (e.g., matter management or e-billing, IP management, document management). Serves as liaison with the corporate IT department regarding technical support of the law department and integration of the law department’s processes with companywide systems. Assists with implementing systems, including testing and troubleshooting, identifying user needs and requirements.

  • Assists with hiring non-attorney department personnel, makes recommendation with regard to workload assignments and provides input for performance reviews. Manages the onboarding of all personnel within the department.

  • Oversees day-to-day department operations issues including anything from floor space and equipment to workflow management.

  • Manages a variety of programs within the law department that are directed toward improving the department’s performance. Projects may include technology or processes designed to manage e-billing, contracts, corporate entities, third-party compliance, budgets, training, metrics and benchmarking. The individual may be asked to assist the department’s attorneys in implementing project management for legal matters.

  • Establish relationships with operations counterparts at other legal departments and in legal operations associations to ensure that the company takes advantage of best practices in spend management, vendor management and tool deployment.

    Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

  • 5 years of relevant experience working in a large public or private corporation

  • End to end processes Accounting experience

  • Experience creating and implementing departmental process changes preferred.

    • Functional and Technical Skills *
  • Extremely comfortable with technology; strong organization, analytical and problem solving skills; excellent Excel skills and ability to develop reports, analyze data and drive automatization of processes/ process improvement, standardization and simplification; professional and capable of working with all levels of management; self-motivated team player with the personal flexibility to drive frequent change; excellent written and communication skills, ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines.

    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 ppgaap@ppg.com .

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprintposter.pdf https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/EO13665PrescribedNondiscriminationPostingLanguageJRFQA508c.pdf https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA_508c.pdf

Organization: *Corporate Staff Functions

Title: Manager, Legal Operations

Location: Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh-General Office

Requisition ID: 1700005051