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Business Logistics Manager

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51424


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.

Role Purpose:

Develop & execute global logistics strategies & lead activities to manage freight, duty, warehousing, distribution, trade compliance & all associated elements of quality, cost, delivery to meet division business needs. Aligns to division global manufacturing & supply chain strategies, objectives & reporting for process performance & improvement. Supports each division plant & all associated business entities in the management of all logistics functions & 3rd party service providers to deliver optimal cost, business value & results. Works closely with Global Supply Management organization and other Corporate functions for resource allocation, support & governance of 3rd party services, contracts, rates & performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet the strategic needs of the Business as measured in logistics cost, quality, performance, service & culture
  • Lead global team to establish, manage & continuously improve the global business logistics network
  • Leverage the resources & assets of Global Supply Management to drive optimal business results

Collaborate with;

    • Global Supply Management to establish & manage 3rd party logistics relationships, contracts, services & related performance
    • Create alignment & synergy with all key internal business partners to ensure logistics requirements are understood & networks established to deliver on plant &/or customer specific needs
    • Internal business partners to establish, manage and report on global logistics budgets, spend, and performance metrics
    • Work with Corporate & Regional Security to ensure high level of Supply Chain Security
  • Understand forecasted volume (inbound/outbound) and optimize the logistics network to meet the business needs
  • Deliver and manage 3rd party warehousing & distribution solutions based on current and future demand
  • Manage division logistics savings initiatives and total cost reduction portfolio; ensure alignment with Global Supply Management
  • Deliver customer focused margin improvements through total landed cost data modeling and process driven solutions
  • Provide functional logistics leadership & support for all global business plant, distribution and/or cost center with high focus on logistics safety initiatives
  • Govern & audit SOPs to manage and control logistics operations; share & implement best practices within & across regions
  • Develop & maintain a strong linkage to internal & external trade resources to ensure global trade compliance
  • Identify and deliver key technology driven initiatives; ensure alignment to division IT roadmap
  • Supports talent acquisition, development, retention, and movement across divisions. Ensures learning and development plans are in place.

Experiences/Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical, Business, or Supply Chain)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in manufacturing (operations, planning, quality, finance, engineering, and/or supply chain)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in global logistics, including freight, warehousing and trade; can be combined with above
  • Experience with logistics and supply chain processes and systems
  • Experience with logistics budget and spend management
  • Proven leadership and matrix management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience in leading projects and matrixed organizations for cost and performance improvements, new product or process innovation, and expanding digital capability
  • Experience in frontline or mainstream business
  • Global mindset (experience working in a global organization and managing people in a global business)
  • Willingness to travel


  • Master’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain or Engineering
  • Experience across multiple businesses, divisions, services, functions, and/or technologies
  • Experience with end-to-end global supply chain, logistics and manufacturing through work, project experience, or expatriate assignment
  • Experience with local/regional culture
  • CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution), or other non-APICS equivalent certification
  • Six Sigma & LEAN Certification
  • Digital Aptitude and Competency- develops and deploys new digital capabilities with minimal instruction
  • Multilingual

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.

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