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Project Manager - Corning Shared Services

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Date: Aug 25, 2021

Location: Budapest, HU, 1117

Company: Corning

Over the course of the past several years, Corning’s Global Finance Organization has transformed into an insights driven, world-class Finance organization, focused on supporting our businesses’ strategic growth initiatives across all regions of the world.  At Corning, our Finance organization plays an essential leadership role in all strategic business decisions.  We deliver value through our focus on business partnership with an emphasis on providing actionable insights that deliver strong cash and liquidity performance, high returns on invested capital, and optimized efficiency and effectiveness of business process operations.  Corning Finance is launching into another exciting phase of change focused on integrating digital transformation into all areas of the organization, including updates to core ERP systems, data, analytics, reporting and best of breed emerging tech including expansion of RPA, AI and chatbot capabilities.  As our Corning businesses grow and evolve, so will Corning Finance – always being ready to meet the needs of our partners - driving shareholder value, and providing world-class financial stewardship to the enterprise at large.


Corning’s office in Budapest, Hungary, is home to the group’s EMEA Shared Services hub and Global Supply Management team. The Budapest office is responsible for credit-to-cash, payroll, procure-to-pay, and record-to-report for all of Corning’s EMEA business operations. Globally, the office supports master data management, intercompany activities, purchase-order management, lease administration, and liquidity management.


Scope of Position:

• End-to-End Project Management for Finance Transformation initiatives in EMEA region

• Engaging with Finance Leadership to gain stakeholder alignment and present Project Status, Findings, and Results.

• Role includes Chartering, Resource Planning, Budgeting, Sponsor and Executive Committee Review, Planning, Execution, Stakeholder engagement, and Project Closure.

• Diverse array of projects from tactical to strategic including Finance Transformations and Finance optimizations (process improvements, shared services integrations, ERP upgrades, cost reductions, business process design and new functional process/technology introductions Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Engage with Finance Stakeholders at all levels of the organization to seek inputs on requirements and to socialize status/influence results throughout Project Lifecycle

• Run effective and efficient project management processes to drive good work prioritization and resource allocation decisions

• Create project charters, project plans, resource plans, cost estimates

• Manage project resources to achieve project deliverables

• Reviews project spend budget and forecast variances to identify areas for action.

• Provide regular project updates to Sponsor, Steerage, and PMO’s

• Document and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle

• Escalate issues as appropriate to ensure timely and effective resolution

• Document and track activities, scope changes and lessons learned

• Ensure projects are delivered within timeline, budget and deliverables are met.

• May be asked to lead large projects or multiple smaller scope projects depending on project portfolio and business needs


Travel Requirements: 15-25% domestic/international travel possible depending on project(s) assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or equivalent preferred with Finance concentration.

• Previous experience in Finance Operations and/or Finance Transformation work including work in Shared Services Centers.

• Work with multiple groups and cross function team experiences.


Required Skills:

• Polish – Ability to interface at all levels within the organization and install confidence and trust

• Functional business experience (in Finance)

• Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Microsoft Project. Uses these tools to work more efficiently and reduce time.

• Problem Solving, Analytical skills, Exceptional Follow Through

• Demonstrates initiative and effectively manages self and team through a fast-paced environment

• Demonstrate Project Management skills and experiences

• Process Improvement Experience

• Ability to prioritize work to meet deliverables / timelines in an effective manner


Desired Skills:

• Strong Organization Skills, Process Rigor, Attention to Detail, Responsive

• Understanding of Shared Services Operations

• Functional understanding of PeopleSoft and/or SAP systems

• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

• Green Belt certification


Soft Skills:

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills needed to brief high-level management

• Leadership skills to engage business leadership and leverage talent in a matrix organization

• Influencing, Motivating, Change Champion, Adaptable,

• Sense of urgency and creativity to handle project issues and adapt plan to meet objectives

• Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change

• Cross-cultural Sensitivity

• Customer Focus with emphasis on exceptional project delivery

• Highly Collaborative