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Supply Chain Project Manager, APAC

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Date: Oct 3, 2021

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 200031

Company: Corning

Purpose of the Position:

Project Leader for Supply Chain initiatives, with focus on AP region. Defines, develops and manages overall project scope, objectives, timeline, milestones, risk assessments, financial management and projections, communication and change management plans to meet customer needs.

 Day to Day Responsibilities:

 • Supervises and effectively manages multiple cross-functional projects to meet business and corporate goals and objectives.

 • Assist in the preparation of business cases to initiate projects.

 • Establish requirements with customers and key stakeholders. Thoroughly understand nature of the business requirements for each project.

• Make important, major and strategic decisions which may significantly impact the overall project deliverables to the customer.

• Develop and manages project budgets, schedules and strives to meet performance requirements to these guidelines. Actively participate in the development, submittal and approval of the project planning and funding.

• Establish roles, responsibilities and competencies required for the project. Build and manage an effective project team, including defining and obtaining required resources, utilizing internal and external personnel resources with the ability to operate and supervise matrixed organizations. Establish receivership requirements for project.

• Develops an overall project plan that includes scope, objectives, charter, timeline and milestones, risk management plan, financial projections, performance measures, and communication and change management plans.

• Establishes organization and governance structures to successfully deliver project objectives.

• Prepare and present project status reports to diverse audiences, including executive staff.

 • Actively coach and develop individuals on project team. Project team member assignments established with individual competency development as objective. Provide recognition to project and customer team members.

• Utilizes qualitative and quantitative analyses to assess uncertainties that may impact the success of the project, identifying and analyzing the significant risks and recommending proactive mitigation strategies.

• Escalates decisions and unresolved issues to appropriate parties.

 • Owns a project until a receiver is identified and trained.

 • Communicates project goals, objectives, key status information and overall impact of the project effectively with project team members, customers and key stakeholders.

 • Partners with Purchasing function to negotiate, develop, and manage contracts, as required.

 • Leverages third party resources as needed to achieve effective solutions.

• Conducts lessons learned for projects and shares and applies learnings to future initiatives. Proactively looks for ways to improve project management and implementation of supply chain projects.

• Applies project management discipline and rigor to ensure successful implementation of projects, including use of performance excellence or other tools as needed.

• Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on project management methodology and supply chain processes and requirements.


Education & Experience /Required

• Fluent in English

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or a related field

• 7+ years Supply Chain experience

• 5+ years Project Management experience

• Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross-functional team.

• Competency with Microsoft Project Desired Skills

• PMP certification, CPIM APICs certification

• Experience with PeopleSoft or comparable Supply Chain/Logistics systems

• Experience across multiple businesses, division and/or technologies.

• Certified Green belt, Certified Black Belt preferred.

• International experience, global business knowledge.

 • Change Management training/experience.

• Experience with Life Sciences supply chain and distribution channels Soft Skills

• Change agent, strong leadership skills.

• Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

 • Demonstrates initiative and a sense of urgency for achieving results

• Strong problem-solving skills, including working effectively across functions and locations

 • Strategic business perspective

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – ability to communicate and influence upward (to external service providers, corporate groups, CLS manufacturing leaders, CLS commercial leaders and division staff)

• Strong negotiation, presentation, listening and communication skills at all levels (internal, external, global)

• Maintain composure under pressure

• Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity with ability to adapt style to fit culture