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HR Manager, Technology, COC

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Date: Sep 8, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49556


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 Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.

Responsibilities: The Human Resource Manager (HRM) for Technology will be the lead HR business partner to the Sr. Vice President, COC Technology and to the Technology leaders for our 2 operating divisions – Optical Connectivity Solutions, Optical Fiber and Cable. The HRM manages a client group and is accountable for ensuring the right number and type of talent at the right time to execute business strategy and achieve desired business results. This work is mainly accomplished through lower level HR generalists. The generalists’ partner with the business to establish and maintain a positive work environment and operate as “One Corning” in support of Corning’s Values. The generalists feed the staffing and development needs of the lower level groups up to the HRM for Technology.


The HRM for Technology position is accountable for the successful implementation of global HR business processes within client groups and for ensuring compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines as well as providing direction to the generalists. The HRM for Technology will also lead several cross-functional projects to design, improve, and execute core HR processes that deliver scalable solutions to employees and managers. Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

  • Provides overall leadership and business partnership to the global OCS, OFC and COC Technology organizations.
  • Provides project leadership and/or team members for key cross functional HR processes critical to the COC HR project portfolio.
  • Ensures COC Technical Promotion Committee stays aligned with the Development & Engineering career ladders of S&T and facilitates the COC technical promotion process.
  • Works closely with HR colleagues to deploy HR initiatives across the business.
  • Acts as a key advisor to the Sr. Vice President, COC Technology to ensure that business goals are met for talent.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Direct generalists as they provide guidance to all employees regarding policy and procedure issues, ensuring compliance with all employment laws.
  • Ensure that clients groups have the process support and training for Performance Management processes (Performance, Development & Review (PD&R), Management By Objectives (MBOs), Learning & Development plans, annual compensation processes (Annual Salary Review, Performance Incentive Plan, Long Term Incentive plan).
  • Partners with COC Recruiting and client groups to identify and implement a compelling employee value proposition that enables the client to attract and retain the number and type of talent required to close talent gaps.
  • Resolves employee relations issues in a fair and consistent manner that recognizes employee needs and protects the needs of the company, making key decisions and resolving issues to protect Corning and our employees.
  • Drive HR projects to timely completion & within budget, ensuring the achievement of program-level spending targets.


The HRM for Technology must work with the senior technology leaders to direct the alignment of HR programs to meet business goals. While having direct responsibility for a client group, the HRM for Technology also supervises a team that performs the day-to-day activities necessary to achieve success within the organization. This role exercises autonomy and makes key decisions regarding talent. The HRM for Technology is ultimately responsible for leveraging resources across Corning HR (Compensation & Benefits, HR Operations, Talent Management, and Employee Relations Centers of Excellence) to manage the strategic processes that will allow Corning to best utilize our people resources.


Critical Behaviors:

  • Deals with performance problems in a direct and timely manner
  • Develops strong relationships with COEs to effectively identify and tailor HR programs and processes that meet both local and corporate requirements
  • Ensures participation of the right people in key human capital decisions
  • Effectively solves people-related business issues in client groups through consultation and facilitation to establish strong relationship with business leadership
  • Understands the business budgeting process and how HR affects the budget
  • Anticipates HR trends in the local industry and general business environment which affect business objectives and proactively shapes strategies to address them
  • Anticipates local and regulatory changes which have HR implications within the business and implements policies and procedures to address them
  • Balances the need for quality and speed in developing and implementing solutions for client
  • Takes a rigorous approach in collecting and processing relevant information to analyze the problem and find the solution
  • Always acts in a composed manner to deliver objective views and perspectives, decouples emotions from problem-solving actions


Travel Requirements: 25% (domestic & international)


Qualifications Required Education (minimum required for consideration): BS Degree in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development or Labor Relations or equivalent qualification/experience



  • 8+ years of progressive HR leadership experience (generalist/specialist or leadership development / OD) or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or Labor Relations or MBA
  • Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs
  • Greenbelt certification a plus
  • Knowledge of US employment laws and policies


Required Skills:

  • Strong functional HR knowledge
  • Project management experience
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Effective at conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Proficient in Microsoft office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Results Oriented
  • Organized, efficient
  • Self-starter capable of developing creative solutions
  • Leader
  • Process driven
  • Effective listener with strong coaching skills


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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