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Business Supply Leader, Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies

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Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36017


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:

  • Ensures that Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies has a robust global supply base that is cost competitive, minimizes risk, optimizes inventory and complies with the Global Buying Policy.
  • Collaborates with business leadership, (manufacturing, development, supply chain and commercial), on development and execution of supply strategy, including sourcing, transportation and trade compliance. Leverages global spend across businesses and optimizes global resources within CPT to ensure best cost and performance for the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops global supply strategy which includes direct and indirect material strategies, capital plan, and manufacturing sourcing requirements, along with delivering product to the customer on time, at the lowest total cost, and highest value.
  • Aligns long-term plans with cross functional partners (Development, Quality, Division Engineering, Finance, Commercial and Manufacturing).
  • Serves as a facilitator between the division and the corporate Global Supply Management function. Leverages corporate resources to deliver value in the business.
  • Participates as a member of the business(s) leadership team.
  • Delivers procurement global objectives in alignment with the business vital few.
  • Manages the overall organizational strategy, identifying key resource needs.
  • Develops annual cost reduction strategy. Integrates with the business cost reduction portfolio process.
  • Manages a supplier relationship program which delivers high quality product to the customer with low cost, high yield and high value for Corning. Ensures critical suppliers and/or outsourcers are under supplier management process.
  • Responsible for performance of contract manufacturing sourcing which includes cost, on-time delivery, quality, and inventory.
  • Leads capital procurement team globally to drive capital cost avoidance, optimize capital incentives and ensure timely delivery of capacity.
  • Ensures all business relationships follow appropriate corporate policy and governance requirements (contract, payment terms, pricing, etc.).
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance with internal and external auditing requirements related especially to purchasing or any other certification (if applicable).
  • Ensures business complies with global trade compliance regulations.
  • Protects Intellectual Property (IP) and ensures compliance.
  • Ensures learning and development plans are in place.

Travel required:

  • 20% ± 10%  

Experiences/Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical, Business or Supply Chain).
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging industry experience, or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, quality, engineering, supply chain.
  • Experience with procurement and supply chain processes and systems.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.
  • Experience in frontline or mainstream business experience.
  • Has worked globally (experience working in a global organization and managing people in a global business).


  • Master’s in Business or Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience across multiple businesses, division and/or technologies.
  • Experience with global manufacturing and business through work, project experience or expatriate assignment.
  • Procurement and/or transportation experience.
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply
  • Management (CPSM), APICS or certification related to Supply Chain.
  • LEAN or Six Sigma Certification or equivalent experience

​​​​​​​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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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