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CSS Director, Finance Process Strategy & Transformation

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Date: Jul 10, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42211


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 [Director, Finance Process Strategy and Transformation] position is responsible for providing leadership to the creation and implementation of the process and technology vision, strategy, and roadmap in support of our Finance transformation and goals to achieve World-class for our function.

This role directly provides senior leadership to the Process Strategy Organization (“the group”) which supports Corning’s global Finance function by providing thought leadership to the strategic development, planning and execution of leading policies, processes, tools, and technologies for end to end business process operations.  Collectively, the “group” is responsible for bringing subject matter expertise, strategy and technology direction to the end-to-end processes in Finance, and cross-functionally where processes intersect with non-Finance functions and businesses.  The group delivers value by driving strategic policy, process, technology, change management and training to further our mission to be a World-class Finance Function.


The role reports into Director of Corning Shared Services.


Scope/Responsibilities of Position:

  • Provide direction, leadership and effective planning (talent and financial) to the Process Strategy Organization; consisting of Global Process & Technology Owners, Program Management, and Change Management, Communications, and Training
  • Work closely with CSS Regional Operation Senior Leadership to assure plan visibility assuring alignment of operating plans with the Transformation Strategy
  • Launch and be responsible for a Program Management Office who regularly engages, cross-collaborates, escalates, and jointly problem solves key issues impacting the roadmap’s success
  • Operationalize and facilitate an Executive Steering Committee to drive timely and pro-active communication, escalations, and decision-making on critical strategic and operational issues
  • Provide leadership to ensure the creation of the vision and charter of the cross-functional Finance Technology Council to accelerate information sharing, technology adoption, ongoing needs assessment, problem solving, and deeper engagement on technology related solutions across Finance
  • Spearhead the Finance collaboration and engagement with IT, external advisors, and other functional groups to lead the development and implementation of the Finance Process & Technology Roadmap “Roadmap” that both informs and responds to key business and finance-related transformation initiatives
  • Establish relationships and collaborate with other Corning Enterprise-led technology initiatives (digital transformation, analytics, etc.) to ensure cohesiveness of respective plans
  • Drive third-party engagement strategy for Finance, and lead the key external vendor/advisor relationships (e.g. SAP, Deloitte, E&Y, etc.) to ensure leading practices are understood and evaluated for implementation
  • On an ongoing basis, Identify and solve key resource/knowledge gaps required to ensure successful creation and implementation of the Roadmap and PSO enhancement

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business, information Science, or other related field.  MBA preferred
  • 15 years’ experience in finance process, policy, program management, or systems roles, with at least 10 years of leadership experience in Process Strategy, Shared Service, or Finance Transformation.
  • Prior P&L ownership in a global, matrix environment.

Preferred Experience

  • ERP Functional Transformation (SAP preferred)


50%+ travel required if located outside Corning, NY (some international travel).  25% travel required if located in Corning, NY.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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: Corning