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Collaboration Planning Manager

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Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Wilmington, NC, US, 28405 Corning, NY, US, 14831 Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50572


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.

Program manager Supply Chain collaboration planning


Scope of Position:

To increase end to end supply chain visibility, Corning is focusing on development of collaboration planning capabilities that include external customers to suppliers and enhancing digital thread flow across entire supply chain. Supply Chain collaboration planning Program manager will:

  • Define vision and strategy for corporate collaboration planning (CP), aligned with Corporate Supply Chain strategy to drive visibility and customer demand signal propagation across entire value chain
  • Leverage technology and expertise to lead execution of to-be / future-state with world class practices and benchmark
  • Introduce tools, techniques, practices, and analytics to further the performance
  • Coordinate across multiple businesses to champion change and drive adoption of collaboration planning
  • Develop and engrain corporate collaboration planning standards and culture


Collaboration Planning is one of critical Corning Supply Chain Council (SCC) Programs. As such, the role has a dual reporting line into Supply Chain Solutions Manager and the corporate Supply Chain Council Leads.


Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy end to end collaboration planning capabilities and tools on corporate level that include external customer and suppliers partnership
  • Define As-Is and To-Be status for corporate collaboration planning processes and tools
  • Initiate and lead corporate projects and initiatives to enable collaborative planning tools and capabilities (trials, proof of concept)
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams and external partners to ensure adoption
  • Analyze results and understand key business planning processes to drive improvements
  • Monitor status and report progress to Corning SC Leads (CSCO, Supply Chain Council)
  • Continuously improve key end-to-end planning key performance indicators

Performance Metrics:

  • Fulfilment costs (transportation, inventory)
  • End to end inv value
  • Supplier performance and service level (OTIF)
  • Forecast accuracy

Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic and International travel as required


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours
  • Job Title: Program manager Supply Chain collaboration planning
  • Reference Number:


Required Education:

  • Supply Chain Masters (technical or university)


Required Years and Area of Experience: 

  • 15 years across various SC functions at senior roles (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Enable)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Collaborative Planning processes and tools (i.e: Aera) with external SC partners (incl. customer and supplier collaboration)
  • Experience in change management role (projects / initiatives)
  • Demonstrated track record of leading global SC programs
  • Certified Black Belt and lean fulfillment stream mapping experience
  • Experience working across cultures and in matrix organization

Desired Years and Area of Experience:

  • APICS Certification
  • Proven record of digital “planning” thread implementation across end to end supply chain
  • Demonstrated track record of leading multi-functional teams


Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors):

  • Strong change management skills and personality
  • Program Management
    • Skilled Change Management techniques
    • Disciplined use of project management methods & tools
    • Awareness / intimacy with current state Corning processes & tools
  • Ability to establish direction and create commitment to champion global growth
  • Working effectively with Teams and in matrix environment
  • Communication and storytelling skills ability to engage (at all levels)
  • Technology and Digitalization Trends awareness and application
  • Well organized and structured approach
  • Pursue and apply learnings to foster innovation




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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