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Corning Shared Services Project Manager, Project Delivery

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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46301


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.


Over the course of the past several years, Corning’s Global Finance Organization has transformed into an insights driven, world-class Finance organization, focused on supporting our businesses’ strategic growth initiatives across all regions of the world.  At Corning, our Finance organization plays an essential leadership role in all strategic business decisions.  We deliver value through our focus on business partnership with an emphasis on providing actionable insights that deliver strong cash and liquidity performance, high returns on invested capital, and optimized efficiency and effectiveness of business process operations.  Corning Finance is launching into another exciting phase of change focused on integrating digital transformation into all areas of the organization, including updates to core ERP systems, data, analytics, reporting and best of breed emerging tech including expansion of RPA, AI and chatbot capabilities.  As our Corning businesses grow and evolve, so will Corning Finance – always being ready to meet the needs of our partners - driving shareholder value, and providing world-class financial stewardship to the enterprise at large.



Scope of Position:

  • Engaging with Finance Leadership (up through the CFO Staff) in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment to gain stakeholder alignment and present Project Status, Findings, and Results.
  • End-to-End Project Management for Finance Transformation initiatives.
  • Role includes Chartering, Resource Planning, Budgeting, Sponsor and Executive Committee Review, Planning, Execution, Stakeholder engagement, and Project Closure.
  • Diverse array of projects from tactical to strategic including:
  • Finance Transformations: SAP S/4 HANA Deployments, SAP Central Finance, Blackline, Khalix, Tax Engines, Power BI Analytics, Robotics, new functional process and technology introductions
  • Finance Optimizations: Process improvements, PeopleSoft/SAP deployments, Shared Service integration's, ERP upgrades, Cost reductions, business process design and new functional process/technology introductions

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Engage with Finance Stakeholders at all levels of the organization to seek inputs on requirements and to socialize status/influence results throughout Project Lifecycle
  • Run effective and efficient project management processes to drive good work prioritization and resource allocation decisions
  • Create project charters, project plans, resource plans, cost estimates
  • Manage project resources to achieve project deliverables
  • Review project spend budget and forecast variances to identify areas for action.
  • Provide regular project updates to Sponsor, Steerage, and PMO’s
  • Document and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Escalate issues as appropriate to ensure timely and effective resolution
  • Document and track activities, scope changes and lessons learned
  • Ensure projects are delivered within timeline, budget and deliverables are met.
  • May be asked to lead multi-million-dollar projects or multiple smaller scope projects depending on project portfolio and business needs

Travel Requirements:

  • 25-50% domestic/international travel possible depending on project(s) assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or equivalent preferred with Finance concentration
  • Previous experience in Finance Operations and/or Finance Transformation work including work in Shared Services Centers.
  • Staffed and responsible for a work stream of tasks/deliverables on a complex Finance-systems implementation
  • Project Management work experiences (PMBOK, SDLC, Waterfall, Agile)
  • Work with multiple groups and cross function team experiences.

Required Skills:

  • Polish – Ability to interface at all levels within the organization and install confidence and trust
  • Functional business experience (in Finance)
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project. Uses these tools to work more efficiently and reduce time.
  • Problem Solving, Analytical skills, Exceptional Follow Through
  • Demonstrates initiative and effectively manages self and team through a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates Project Management skills and experiences
  • Process Improvement Experience
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deliverables / timelines in an effective manner

Desired Skills:

  • Strong Organization Skills, Process Rigor, Attention to Detail, Responsive
  • Understanding of Shared Services Operations
  • Understanding of Corning Functional processes (Finance)
  • Functional understanding of PeopleSoft and/or SAP systems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Green Belt certification

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills needed to brief high-level management
  • Leadership skills to engage business leadership and leverage talent in a matrix organization
  • Additional Leadership Skills: Influencing, Motivating, Change Champion, Adaptable
  • Sense of urgency and creativity to handle project issues and adapt plan to meet objectives
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change
  • Cross-cultural Sensitivity
  • Customer Focus with emphasis on exceptional project delivery
  • Highly Collaborative

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