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Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57725


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 Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.


Scope of Position:

Support all tactical buying activities for organizations based out of Corning Optical Communications Charlotte Headquarters through execution & management of source-to-pay procurement processes.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for tactical procurement execution and oversight of assigned materials, equipment, and services. This role supports the network of Buy-Smart Requisitioners located at COC HQ and ensures that they are issuing requisitions in accordance with Corning’s Global Buying Policy.
  • Provide regional support for invoice issue investigation and resolution.
  • Submit requests for new vendor adds/changes/updates and ensure vendor master data integrity.
  • Protect Intellectual Property by recognizing and advising internal stakeholders when a Non-Disclosure Agreement is needed.
  • Ensure compliance and champion Corning’s Global Buying Policy.
  • Create and maintain contractual documents using the proper internal tools and systems (Supplier Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Certificates of Insurance, etc.).
  • Support Corning’s Global Supply Management (GSM) initiatives as needed through project support.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Technical Field or Supply Chain and min of 1 year Supply Chain or Procurement experience
  • High degree of initiative and motivation with ability to work in a matrix environment and/or cross-functional team
  • Proven organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical abilities with attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of an organization as well as externally
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Desired Skills:

  • Education, training or certification (CPSM,CPIM, etc.) in a supply chain function
  • Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.
  • Experience with SAP Ariba.
  • Negotiation, purchasing or commodity experience
  • Project management experience

Soft Skills:

  • Self-Starter, Self-Motivated
  • Results oriented
  • Customer focus: able to gather and understand customer requirements and objectives
  • Effective team player
  • Able to be persuasive in negotiations, as required
  • Comfortable working with cross functional teams
  • Conflict management
  • Ability to influence and gain support
  • Time management

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