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Competitive Intelligence Analyst

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Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54641


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of Position:

  • Develop and implement internal and external marketing and communications programs in support of the Optical Fiber and Cable (OFC) sector.


Required Education & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, Business, or another technical field.
  • 5+ years of overall work experience across a broad set of business areas
  • Ability to research competitors including ability to analyze financial statements. Comfort communicating at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to analyze data and make strategic recommendations to the OFC business. Strong experience with MS Excel with heavy focus on statistical and analytical modeling experience.
  • Strong MS Power Point skills to develop presentations.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10-25% with some international travel expected


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement global marketing plans for select product lines in support of the business’ strategy and objectives.
  • Monitor the industry news, communicate OFC competitor activities including analysis, and define impact to the business
  • Maintain estimates of industry capacity by collecting and analyzing various data Maintain and update cost models for competitors in the OFC industry Support and communicate understanding of both the industry supply-demand balance and OFC competitive cost position
  • Facilitate the development and delivery of the Annual Competitive Overview and refinement of analysis for the Annual Strategy Process Analyze and update Quarterly/Annual results of key competitors
  • Participate in key industry conferences and facilitate OFC competitive intelligence gathering process to include items such as site visits and news monitoring
  • Assist OFC strategic planning and analysis group on special projects as required


Desired Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in the optical fiber / cable business or in business strategy /competitive analysis functions. MBA preferred.
  • Understanding of the OFC commercial, manufacturing and technology organizations.
  • Prior manufacturing/engineering experience preferably in optical cable or optical fiber
  • Prior understanding of the competition in the optical fiber and cable industry.


 Soft Skills:

  • Ability to network across the optical fiber and cable division
  • Ability to adapt to and remain flexible to changes


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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Nearest Major Market: Corning