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Assistant Product Line Manager, Semiconductor Materials - Canton, NY or Corning, NY

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50947


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Purpose of Position:

  • The purpose of this position is to support product line growth through alignment of customer and market needs with internal capabilities. This includes supporting and leading product line plan formulation and execution with operations, development, engineering, sales, and marketing organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Centralize and expand on all product and process attribute data, maintaining technical validity and accuracy of sell sheets and sales pitch deck as customer interests and markets evolve.
  • Lead and/or assist in coordinating technical customer engagements, including preparation of technical slide decks and management of action plans
  • Serve as project leader for resolving select quality issues and associated product evolution.
  • Lead or participate in annual Product Line Plan activities as required: Competitive advantage analysis and product value proposition, Pricing, placement, and promotion policy, Customer management strategy, Environmental analysis including industry trends, competitive analysis, and customer roadmaps and needs, Plan to win detailing the investments required to grow capabilities, sales, and profit in line with the 4P policies
  • Create detailed statements of work to support quotes for projects including multi-phase development efforts, working with PLM and Account managers to ensure such documents follow all contractual requirements as defined with legal
  • Lead or assist with technical road mapping, including attribute improvement and product expansion in line with customer roadmaps.
  • Lead the summarization and external communication of internally or supplier process changes to customers, including presentation of supporting data
  • Lead or support the translation of customer requirements into internal product requirements; process input and output conditions. Coordinate the manufacturing of samples.
  • Support continuous understanding and active protection of the Corning IP portfolio and interaction with the Corning IP legal team. Job Specifications

Education Required:

  • We require a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or equivalent. Master's degree or PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science Experience (desired)
  • We are seeking 2-3 years of experience in a technology manufacturing business
  • Require either 2-3 years in account management, applications engineering, or engineering role closely supporting customers or new product development
  • Preferred: 3-5 years in engineering, project management, or manufacturing experience in technology-leading company with tangible (non-service) products

Travel expectations:

  • We anticipate 10-20% approximate annual travel for customer meetings. If candidate is not located in Canton, an incremental 20% will be needed for on-site Canton support.
  • 30%+on-site Canton support/training/knowledge building in the first year


Required to sign covenant not to compete.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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