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Senior Tactical Sourcing Specialist

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Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Jiangsu, JS, CN, 215200

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57488


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


• To Sources and purchase machinery, equipment, tools, raw materials, packaging materials, parts, service, and/or any supplies necessary for operation of an organization.

• To provide assured supply of qualified material and services to meet the production requirements

• To support plant capacity increase and new product localization on supporting business growth

• To support Global Buying Policy compliance and process discipline for plant

• Ability to conduct a Suppliers search that analyses price, consistent with quality, reliability, technical capability, capacity and ability to meet required schedules.

• Ability to provide RFI and/or RFQ to Suppliers for bids

• To provide supplier’s profile analysis for selection decision-making process

• Complies and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.

• Able to interpret the Supply forecast and proposed sourcing proposal with trade-off- analysis such as lead time, MOQ etc

• Reviews suppliers’ proposals negotiate with Suppliers on pricing, lead time, NDA, terms, and delivery schedule, MOQ, analyzes pricing trends, and follow up orders placed until delivery is met with business and/or plant needs

• Able to work with Supplier quality engineer on the 5 steps of qualification process in order to qualify the supplier on time to support the business needs.

• Work closely with the project manager to ensure the “part change roll in schedule with new supplier” is in alignment with master version change schedule

 • Responsible for cost reduction target set by management

• Responsible for NRE and Tooling negotiation

• Responsible for achieving budget of NRE/ Tooling vs actual

• Responsible for RTV (return to vendor) until closure

• Responsible for any payment dispute with suppliers

• Open PO management with suppliers and follow up with suppliers to meet expected delivery schedule as per business and /or plant requiremen8/22/2022ts

• Ensuring system is properly set up for PO placing on timely manner or expected lead time

• Responsible for suppliers QBR and improvement / corrective plan

• Meet business operations and /or plant set objectives and KPI

• May also be responsible for some material planning, depending on the needs of operations.

• Assists management in resolving problems concerning over-shipments, shortages, and engineering changes.

• Develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; may refer to established precedents and policies

• Fully comply and execute company Global buying Policy.

• Represents organization as a prime contact or projects

• Interacts with internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.


Education & Experience

Required Minimum 10 working experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Sourcing industry in related to specialized fields: Strategic Sourcing, Senior Buyer, and /or Procurement related fields


Desired Skills

• Able to interpret technical requirements and translate into FRQ for bid

• Able to performance cost reduction or quarterly saving projection

• Able to involve in daily operations when is required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems

• Able to interpret financial statement as part of supplier’s assessment

• Good sense of understanding in Supply Chain; especially, demand planning, supply planning, supplier quality engineering, ECN transportation and incoterm

 • Able to work conduct industrial search to support the souring requests from development team and engineering team when a new device is in the development progress

• Experience in handling supplier contract and NDA

• Able to establish cost reduction road map in conjunction to qualification timeline Soft Skills

• Good sense Project Management and Multi-tasking skills

• Able to deal with fast-demanding environments

• Very strong in Excel. (Must)

• Power point, Word, Email, Organizational Skills, Initiative, Team Oriented, Influencing skills and very good interpersonal skills as role will required significant interaction with various functional groups

• Team player

• Energetic, commitment, drive, tenacity to achieve key object

• Ability to drive rapid change management

• Knowledge of how to manage cultural differences across different regions to achieve best business result

• Fluent in both English and Chinese, Mandarin (Must)

• Experience in People soft or Oracle is preferable

• Experience in ERP system implementation is preferable

•Independence Job Selling Points Well Organized Career Development Opportunity.