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Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Architect (Charlotte, NC. OR Remote OR Corning, NY)

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Date: Jun 12, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Job ID: 50470

Location: Charlotte, NC


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Purpose of the Position:

Corning IT is seeking an exceptional professional with strong leadership skills to join our team as a IT Analyst for Integrated Business Planning (IBP) in IT Supply Chain and Finance Execution team.


The Supply Chain Execution team within Corning includes all applications that help run a business including Supply Chain and Finance ERP systems and other applications that support these ERP systems in the business modules such as Planning, Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Accounting, Corporate Performance Management, Procurement and Human Resource Management.


The ideal Analyst will operate largely independently in meeting defined objectives and goals.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • The Sr. Analyst will possess deep subject matter expertise in the business and technical architecture of end-to-end Integrated Business Planning, including ERP and other applications that form the scope of Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS).
  • Sr. Analyst will be expected to develop direction for technology with strategic alignment to the needs of the enterprise. Working in conjunction with the Service Line, Business Engagement, Enterprise Architects and IT Leadership, the IT Analyst will propose and set enterprise wide technology architecture direction and influence investments in those technology areas.
  • The Sr. Analyst will translate business and service line requirements into practical IT service architectures that meet business partner needs and are fully aligned with enterprise architecture guidelines.
  • The Sr. Analyst will work with Solution Architects, SAP Max Attention Architect and Corning Enterprise Architect to define a business and application multi-year technology and capability roadmap.
  • The Sr. Analyst will manage architecture participation in and documentation of Max Attention services. At a high level, the Solutions Architect’s focus will be:
    • Long-term technology planning: 50 -60%
    • Technology Effectiveness confirmation and execution 20 – 30%
    • Enterprise level Leadership and Influence: 10- 15%
  • Partner with IT and business stakeholders across the enterprise to provide input into the development and execution of Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) strategy.
  • Collaborate with Service Lines, Enterprise Architects and Business Engagement to translate business requirements and IT enterprise architecture into well-defined technical solutions/requirements
  • Create and maintain solutions roadmaps for use in defining and shaping Service Line strategies
  • Identify and recommend solution architecture that effectively meets business needs, risk/regulatory compliance requirements and fully supports Service Line and IT function strategy
  • Provide directionally accurate cost estimates for use in business case development
  • Work with peer Analysts to develop and configure IBP systems to meet business requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the solutions landscape within an assigned domain of technical expertise
  • Develop design principles, design patterns, position papers and Proof of concepts to define technology and capability direction/introduction in alignment with enterprise architecture goals.
  • Provides input into the prioritization of strategic IT investments and introduction of new capability in the EBS area.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to project and engineering teams in the build, test and deployment of technical solutions
  • Participate and lead project design sessions to develop end to end solutions for complex business problems. Challenge status-quo and think out of the box to device innovative solutions for such problems.
  • Coach/mentor members of IT as necessary. Align with and influence teams to grow/enterprise architecture skills and perspective
  • Troubleshooting: investigate, analyze, and solve problems
  • Handle changes or emergency transports as needed for high priority issues
  • Coordinate with SAP basis team on the implementation of technical objects in SAP to provided enhancements, bug fixes, OSS notes, Support packages and System upgrades of software components installed
  • Continuously expand breadth and depth of technology expertise to include applied research.
  • Maintain relationships with key vendors to understand the market trends and direction of associated technologies

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT management, computer science, computer engineering, or management information systems with five years relevant experience.
  • SAP Functional Certifications and/or Experience, including SAP certification in IBP planning
  • 10 years of IT or equivalent business/industry work experience in a relevant subject area.


Required Skills:

  • Experience implementing and optimizing IBP systems to business requirements for at least 2 IBP modules.
  • Knowledge of SAP IBP best practices implementation approach.
  • Strong proficiency in the concepts, processes, techniques and tools surrounding IBP S&OP, Demand, Response & Supply, Inventory, DDMRP, and Control Tower
  • Knowledge of IBP CPI-DS integration, optimizing process string construction for data load efficiency
  • Very deep understanding of various business data domains (e.g. Sales, Supply Chain, Planning, Manufacturing)
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP SCM-APO, SAP ECC and/or S/4HANA
  • MPS/PPDS experience for end-to-end planning and scheduling capabilities and solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-tier SAP applications architecture and related infrastructure components.
  • Extensive knowledge of general Planning and ERP concepts, trends, and industry best practices.
  • Extensive experience in working on large scale, mission critical deployment projects (SAP a plus).
  • Strong working knowledge of business processes across supply chain, planning, and scheduling.
  • Knowledge of integration points between SAP modules and Corning systems (ie MES - manufacturing)
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration and ETL tools, along with a good grasp of SOA concepts.
  • Knowledge of reporting and analytics concepts and tools
  • Exposure to Cloud concepts and delivery of business capability via SaaS model
  • Solutions proposal development
  • Business case development
  • Strong communication and engagement skills
  • Leading and managing change
  • Significant experience in achieving positive results among staff at all levels of the organization through demonstrated ability in developing consultative relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with individuals and teams across the company, specifically executives and key stakeholders, utilizing influence, persuasion, leadership, negotiation, and group facilitation skills.
  • Strongly Self-motivated and guided.
  • Experience in implementation projects as well as in support
  • Deep understanding of the processes supported by SAP considered best practices
  • Solid technical background: Ability to understand complex SAP programs, to use SAP tools
  • Strategic agility and managing ambiguous conditions
  • Demonstrate passion for success to complete required tasks while maintaining a positive attitude.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience integrating with Pricing applications like Model-N and Vendavo a plus
  • Experience integrating SAP with commercial applications like a plus
  • SAP S/4, PPDS and ECC experience to support our global S/4 rollout
  • Experience in S/4 HANA 1709 or higher
  • Experience with complex multi-country implementations
  • Solution Manager/Focused Build Experience (including Agile Project Management mindset)


Travel: Ability to accommodate travel up to 25%.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte