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IT Product Manager, Data Value & Transformation

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Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870 Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876 Washington, DC, US, 20004

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47165


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 global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.

Location: Charlotte, NC – Corning, NY – Possible remote


Role Summary: Data and technologies have drastically transformed the processes of industrial manufacturers from heavily human-powered to efficiently automated and system driven. Corning is embarking on a multi-year digital transformation strategy to create innovative digital solutions for business divisions and functions and data is a core component of that initiative. We are looking for passionate, hard-working, and talented staff-level leaders to drive Corning to maximize the value of its data and become a more data-driven company. The Data Value & Transformation Product Manager will be focused on using data and analytics to create business value. They are looking for ways to monetize data, such as generating more revenue from current customers, entering new markets, or innovating Corning’s products, services, and business models. They are also looking for ways to digitize and automate insights, decisions, and actions to create frictionless experiences. The candidate will also be responsible for developing and evangelizing our data strategy in order to drive business decisions and growth through cultivated data assets. The candidate will need to build a thorough understanding of business strategies and goals in order to position an enabling data strategy to help achieve these objectives. They will work closely with various departments to build and cultivate data assets that enable reuse and value. The candidate will need to be able to effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data across the enterprise especially to executive leaders. Other duties will include developing a data literacy program that elevates the use of data across Corning. A strong background in IT, product management, business and finance will be advantageous.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Aligning business and data strategy
  • Lead research, strategy creation and development of new data products or services to improve customer experience, enhance employee productivity, and drive business competitive outcomes
  • Identify new kinds, types and sources of data to enable business innovation throughout the organization working in conjunction with functional data leads. Define processes for the effective, integrated introduction of new data assets.
  • Collaborate with the project teams on overall data strategy for the program and/or projects, assuring overall data quality and value Creating business value with data assets
  • Collaborate with functional data leads in the value generation of enterprise information assets, and of the analytics used to render insights for decision making, action and help support the exploitation of strategic and tactical business opportunities
  • Work with senior leaders to establish the vision for managing data as a business asset — to exploit data using asset management principles to maximize the return on data assets.
  • Define, manage and advance enterprise information management principles and programs for stewardship, advocacy and custodianship of data and analytics assets
  • Develops, generates and analyzes data progress and/or metric reports, reporting summary of findings and remediation activities, as required, to management, project teams and sponsor
  • Measure the potential qualitative and quantitative benefits of data
  • Investigate about what other organizations and industries are doing with data assets
  • Work with Emerging Technology Nerve Center on portfolio prioritization, funding, and value measures for data-oriented projects Empower employees to understand, make decisions and communicate with data
  • Define, manage and ensure a trusted data catalog, including business context, metadata management, and reference data
  • Build a data literacy curriculum to train and coach employees to data self-sufficiency
  • Ensure consistency in data, promote processes to ensure data unicity between our back office, client platforms and other databases
  • Enhance data quality, reliability and access Foster the creation of a data-driven culture and related competencies and across the enterprise
  • Develop methods to ensure consistent application and use of analytics. Establish the adoption processes for data used for analysis, analytical applications and automated decision making.
  • Ensure that business reports derived from controlled data are consistent and representative of the true state of the business.
  • Influence business processes to become increasingly data-driven in their decision making and operations, and in the behaviors of its people
  • Consciously address and reinforce the desire, attitude and behaviors that are needed to become a data-driven organization
  • Contribute to the change management required to overcome roadblocks to data usage and develop potential strategies for overcoming with project teams and/or management



  • Bachelor's Degree. Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Finance, or related field
  • MBA Preferred
  • 10+ years’ cross-functional experience, ideally in business management, product management, IT management or Finance
  • 5+ years in developing product strategies and communications
  • Experience in handling data as an asset a plus
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with the skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines, establish priorities, set objectives and achieve stated goals.
  • Ability to reason logically and creatively; to learn and utilize new technologies; to clearly communicate ideas and recommendations; and, to write clear, and concise communications.
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Strategy and management consulting and/or Learning and development experience a plus
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking and consulting skills
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively drive people, process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment
  • Ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists
  • Project management skills.
  • Analytically minded.
  • Professionalism and ethical behavior.


General Qualifications: The Data Value & Transformation Product Manager will be able to conceptualize, plan, document and communicate effectively. The correct candidate will possess energy, develop value-added solutions, and help lead change. The successful candidate for this position will have the following general experience and expertise:

  • Proven success in collaborating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe data modeling decisions and data engineering strategy
  • Understanding of various business data domains (e.g. Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Supply-chain)
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Works collaboratively with multiple levels to develop innovative or creative solutions that work effectively
  • Copes with change and decides well without having the total picture
  • Solves difficult problems with effective solutions using rigorous logic and methods
  • Knowledgeable about current and possible future IT trends and technology
  • Provides direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably
  • Frames and articulates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Team-oriented, collaborative environment leadership skills
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities
  • Ability to lead international teams across multiple initiatives that span various lines of business, geographic borders, time zones, and cultures
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work in team environment and motivate others


Travel: Limited work travel


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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte