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CLS Global Strategic Program Manager

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Date: Jun 2, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

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:

Leads the global resin strategy and resin core team as well as strategic programs and contracts for Corning Life Sciences. Scope includes transformational enablement of Division Global Supply Management process and programs, projects, systems, contract management and procedures. Position reports direct to the Division Business Supply Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing the CLS global resin strategy, gaining alignment on the yearly roadmap and maintaining agreed upon standards. Ultimate owner.
  • Develop SME knowledge as required in resin process areas across the division, gain high level understanding of Commercial Processes/key touch points
  • Maintain resin dashboard for the division
  • Participate/lead in GSM initiatives in business process and supply chain analytics design efforts and enforce standards (as-is to to-be)
  • Lead DMAICs to identify and resolve issues
  • Act as liaison between the Businesses and GSM to ensure alignment with business objectives and strategies.
  • Supervises and effectively manages selected strategic initiatives to meet Business and GSM goals and objectives. Provides key reporting.
  • Effectively leads the cost reduction portfolio and achieving the cost reduction targets.
  • Develop and implement Change Management strategy, include internal and external communication, to gain business support.
  • GSM Lead and Champion for Process and Data Standardization, preparation for SAP and Source to Pay rollouts
  • Serves as process owner for key GSM processes and gatekeeper for process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Champions and advocates for Supplier Relationship Management, leverages SMSC
  • Champions and advocates the Global Buying Policy and ensures Trade Compliance
  • Develops and leads a new Inflation Review and Mitigation Process.
  • Supervisor of Senior Procurement Analyst


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical, Business or Supply Chain).
  • Minimum 8 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.
  • Willingness to travel and be mobile globally.
  • 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.
  • Logistics experience is a plus
  • 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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