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Material Control Supervisor

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Date: Aug 18, 2022

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56399


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Responsibility for operation of Stores Department:


 • Management of inventory risk assessment for parts

 • Management of inventory values (total dollars, obsolescence, slow moving, write offs)

 • Cost reduction projects

 • Management of raw materials/packaging inventory and ordering


 Day to Day Responsibilities:


 • Supervision of department personnel, including task and people scheduling, performance reviews, timecard approval, safe work practices, professional and career development, financial management, and certification.

 • Directly or indirectly supervises all personnel engaged in the management of plant storeroom and raw materials inventory. Responsible for meeting or exceeding customer service objectives, cycle count accuracy, Supplier OTP%, Stock-outs, and Inventory Turns

 • Responsible for insuring 100% Source Audit Compliance.

 • Responsible for SOP adherence and maintenance of PIMS procedures and documentation.

 • Responsible for counseling, advising, and encouraging subordinates relative to career development

 • Determines personnel level (ie. staffing requirements)

 • Responsible for housekeeping and area safety procedures.

 • Responsible for Material Handlers and Hazardous waste management compliance with ISO.

 • Routine participation in department ware flow discussions and decisions to maximize throughput and minimize ware in process.

 • Monitors and communicates non-valued inventory levels, insuring that we comply with established guidelines.

 • Ensures that the disciplinary process is administered fairly to both employees and the company.

 • Responsible for overseeing all storeroom activities: replenishments, receiving, shipping, maintenance of all warehouse equipment and systems.

 • Daily and weekly operational plans regarding delivery of materials, paperwork, and releasing of shipments to the warehouse.

 • Long term operational plans regarding scheduling of personnel to meet customer demand.


 Project Tasks:


 • Coordinate training and certification of new personnel as well as existing personnel to meet department standards.

 • Identify and implement programs to improve performance and output, specifically in the areas of documentation, training, maintenance, and support of all warehouse operations and equipment.

 • Identify and implement programs that insure appropriate department capacity for future growth of the business.

 • Identify and implement programs to improve customer satisfaction, specifically in the areas of packaging and inventory quality issues.


 Required Education:


 • B.A. /B.S. Business or Technical degree Required


 Years and Area of Experience:


 • Minimum of five years prior manufacturing experience and proven success as a supervisor.

 • Stores experience a plus.


 Required Skills:


 • Frontline supervisory or team leader experience in a plant manufacturing environment, has demonstrated capability to hold people and teams accountable to process control and discipline.

 • Experience with leading teams and projects to meet significant continuous improvement goals, cost reduction or performance improvement initiatives.

 • Experience and understanding of process management systems, process control and discipline techniques.

 • Training and understanding of cost accounting and managing for profitability.

 • Experienced in fundamentals of safety and health.

 • Experience with Storeroom MRO ordering, receiving, management.


 Desired Skills:


 • Experience in a process engineering role, capable to perform in-depth analysis to solve complex problems or experience in a supply chain role, demonstrating capability and understanding of management of supply streams

 • Exposure to launching and ramping new products into manufacturing.

 • Exposure to negotiating new parts procurement and integration into manufacturing.

 • Trained and experienced in supervisory effectiveness, conflict resolution and effective listening skills


Soft Skills:


 • Must be a problem solver.

 • Must be able to work in a team environment.


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
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord