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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

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 the Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC vision, strategy and annual plan in accordance with the overall OCS and COC guidance
  • Define the Vision and Strategy for the Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC product line IAW the overall Assembly and Component strategy
  • Prepare the annual update to the Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC strategic plan
  • Ensure global alignment between regions
  • Prepare a yearly product plan documenting the business environment, identifying key strategies/initiatives/objectives and executing the same
  • Support the completion of the Greenbook and Blackbook exercises
  • Responsible for managing and achieving CAB EMEA & APAC P&L targets
  • Responsible for defining and achieving EMEA & APAC strategic and annual pricing objectives in accordance with the overall OCS strategy
  • Lead strategy and decisions on major RFQ Pricing events
  • Create value propositions that warrant price premiums to Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC customers.
  • Analyze business financial performance including product costs, sales price and fixed overhead expenses to identify and prioritize actions/initiatives that maximize product line profitability
  •  Lead the CAB EMEA & APAC product teams
  • Lead the product team for alignment between Technology, SCM, Manufacturing and PE
  • Provide updates to Optical Connectivity Solutions
  • Define and execute a cross-functional Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC strategy
  • Define and execute a cross-functional Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC annual plan
  • Define and recommend Cable Assemblies EMEA & APAC manufacturing plan
  • Responsible for the overall process of new product development


  • BS or BA degree – Engineering, Math, Science, Computer Science, technical or equivalent experience is preferred
  • MBA a plus
  • 100% fluent in English
  • 5 years experience in Sales/Marketing, product management, RD&E, manufacturing or ES
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong Commercial acumen
  • Strong financial and analytical skills essential
  • Knowledge of communication networks and their like paths of development 
  • Ability to manage conflict 
  • Ability to prioritize and executive multiple task and complete within established timelines