LakeCharlesRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Lake Charles jobs

General Contractor Representative

Company: PPG Industries, Inc.
Location: Westlake
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The General Contractor Representative is a regional position is a key specification driver establishing, maintaining and growing our architectural specification share for PPG Paints through our commercial paint products and color tools. This position is a system approach to non-traditional selling with strong relationship building skills requiring on-site recommendations, guidance and project meetings with owners, architects, interior designers, product specifiers, general contractors and key corporate accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The outward title of General Contractor Representative addresses General Contractor and Construction Manager needs to maintain construction documents known as specifications and color schedules or also known as finish schedules, to paint and maintain new and existing commercial buildings and monumental projects.
  • The focus is primarily new construction but will include existing building renovations as a mix.
  • Project tracking and planning, communicating plan, allocating tasks and setting milestones is key.
  • This position will call on those General Contractors, Design/Build Firms, Construction Managers who influence specifications for commercial businesses, building/office space, retail, hotels, resorts etc.
  • We are seeking a special talent bridging both technical and creative skills. Successful candidates will be regionally based in major PPG Paints Specification Markets (list on request) and work remotely with regular General Contractors, Design/Build Firms, Construction Managers and owners as needed.
  • This role requires consistent travel within the territory and overnight of two nights per week average to ensure long sales cycles are converted in sales.
  • The success of this position will rely on self-driven initiative, navigating ambiguity, and an independent personality.

A day in the life:

  • Build and develop relationships with General Contractors to determine if there is a relationship with PPG. Once relationship is determined, further presentations will be required to maintain the project specification as Basis of Design, As/Or Equal or simply listed as an approved manufacturer. This role will address both product systems on the technical side and the color schedules on the design side, and must possess the higher-level understanding of complexity and competency of both. Role is expected to hold technical paint system specification and color schemes prepared by interior designers.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in outside sales with a proven track record of success; prior sales experience is a must as this is a leadership role converting specification opportunities to revenue.
  • Construction Management Degree and/or equivalent experience working with construction document packages.
  • Communication skills must embody customer centric communication in person, virtual and verbal.
  • Strong presentation skills and competency in front of various audiences is a must
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and web based applications (Construct Connect, BSD, AVITRU, BIM/REVIT)
  • Excellent organizational and project management/tracking skills
  • Preference is given to subject matter experts in AIA MasterFormat and CSI/CDC Three Part Format, IIDA or ASID.
  • A member of industry associations is expected; candidates with current General Contractor / Construction Manager Contacts will be given additional preference.
  • Must understand the relationship between Owner/Architect-Designer/General Contractor/Painter.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.


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:

EEO is the Law Supplement:

Keywords: PPG Industries, Inc., Lake Charles , General Contractor Representative, Other , Westlake, Louisiana

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Louisiana jobs by following @recnetLA on Twitter!

Lake Charles RSS job feeds