Finance Manufacturing Controller, Global Manufacturing & Quality

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Date: Aug 26, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61059


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 

Manufacturing Controller, Global Manufacturing & Quality


A finance career at Corning means partnering with our business leaders on influential decisions. You’ll build lasting relationships both within the function and with business leaders – across the globe. You’ll provide critical information and insights that drive our next moves and help our businesses thrive. You’ll get to play in the transformative industries – from fiber optics to tech to automotive – Corning helps shape.

The work we do at Corning advances how we'll live, work, and learn. But we can’t do it without talented people like you!


Our Global Manufacturing Controller will provide leadership, cost insight and analysis, and deep business understanding to our business partners at the highest level of the organization.  At the same time, they will elevate the broader Finance function’s manufacturing / cost knowledge and capabilities to enable the Finance strategy, goals, and objectives.


As a Global Manufacturing Controller, you will:

  • Lead cost excellence programs that aim to institutionalize cost focus across the globe with standardized metrics and benchmarking to determine optimal performance
  • Monitors key company-wide manufacturing performance metrics (cost reduction, competitive cost tracking, supply chain costs, cost of quality etc.)
  • Develop understanding of cost drivers and metrics for all 5 MAPs to be able to articulate the overall cost drivers for the company
  • Be an exceptional business partner to provide financial insight and recommended actions to manufacturing partners to drive for continuous improvement
  • Engage directly with businesses and team up to tackle complex cost issues, identify root causes of problems, and develop effective solutions
  • Prepare and present global cost performance and initiatives during the Corporate Operations Review (COR) meeting to the COO and staff
  • Work with Gemini and Capricorn programs to drive for inventory optimization & capital efficiency
  • Lead the Finance Manufacturing Excellence Council (FinMEC) comprised of Division’s Manufacturing Controllers to drive key initiatives in support of the overall Manufacturing Excellence Council 
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the finance organization and meet quarterly with the Plant Controller community to drive alignment / understanding of key manufacturing / cost topics
  • Develop & deliver training to the finance function to broaden cost accounting / understanding skills and to the operations groups (Operations Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant Managers, etc.) to increase their knowledge of financial topics including cost, gross margin drivers, etc.
  • Responsible for the Global Manufacturing, Quality, & Safety department spending including all its various programs and leading the budget/forecast process for the group


Key capabilities for this role include:

  • Deep understanding of manufacturing principles and cost accounting practices preferably in a Corning facility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence decisions through analytics and delivery of messaging
  • Experience optimizing processes for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking; the ability to look ahead, identify issues, and take appropriate action
  • Able to manage through ambiguity and perform in a fast-paced environment, proven ability to embrace and drive change, and ability to test decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strong networks and relationships with other Finance teams, identifying strategic contacts and resources within the Finance organization


Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or equivalent technical degree required
  • MBA/CPA Preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant experience required with at least 5 years working in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience engaging with and delivering presentations to senior management (up to MC members), facilitating decisions on key strategic initiatives
  • Experience serving as point of contact with senior leaders to resolve and advise on ambiguous and unstructured senior management requests, identifying future implications of analysis
  • Experience establishing and optimizing reporting processes to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Longview (Khalix) planning & reporting tool or similar, and visualization tools (Power BI, etc.) preferred


What Corning provides:

  • A comprehensive compensation and benefit package, beginning on day one, focused on your health and wellbeing
  • Annual Goal Sharing bonuses, 401k match and a pension plan
  • An investment in your growth – we empower you to own your career and development, in partnership with your manager
  • A variety of mentorship and leadership programs to provide tools for skill development
  • As a global organization, you may have opportunities to relocate as you progress your career
  • Workplace flexibility – a balance of what is right for the needs of the role, and for you
  • We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive – creating a culture where people can bring their authentic selves to work!

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $156,417.00 - $215,074.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
•    Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
•    Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
•    Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
•    Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
•    Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Corning