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HR Business Partner (m/f/d)

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Date: May 19, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35593


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.


  • Responsible for human resources support for EMEA organization, and the Corning well as EMEA other liaison
  • Proactively defines, coordinates, and/or executes organizational and operational activities to ensure having the right people and HR processes in the right place at the right time to meet business and function objectives
  • Works to ensure supported organizations realize the necessary levels of employee productivity and performance excellence required to execute the business strategy and achieve desired results; coordinates and maintains appropriate levels of HR service delivery; and successful execution of HR and business processes across supported organization
  • Partner with site HR teams, corporate professional functions and appropriate vendors to: Define and coordinate HR processes /actions to execute the business and function strategies ; manage day-to-day HR operational activities for supported organizations 
  • Provide appropriate coordination to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness, including but not limited to the following areas: Talent Acquisitionl, Onboarding, Training, Performance management, Compensation management, Talent planning, Climate survey, Employee Relations, Performance Excellence, HR data analysis
  • Provide leadership for applicable German Works Council interactions and requirements
  • Other projects and business initiatives as determined by the needs of the business


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Organization Development, labour relations or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications is a benefit
  • At least 5 years of HR experience; experience in an international company
  • Fluent in both English and German (verbal and written), including presentation skills
  • Fundamental knowledge of German labour law and co-determination, including experience working with work council
  • Successful track record in the deployment of HR business processes or programs
  • Intercultural understanding – global mindset
  • Strong communication skills to all hierarchy levels
  • Ability to travel 15-20%, some international
  • Ability to build relationships fast
  • Ability to work effectively in matrix environment
  • Self-driven, solution- and result oriented, strong sense of initiative
  • MS-Office (esp. Excel & Powerpoint)
  • Experience with SAP HR & SAP Success Factors is a benefit