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Lean Six Sigma Lead

Date: Jan 7, 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.

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.

Time and again Corning Research has cleaned our world, kept us informed, and strengthened our personal connections.

Role purpose

You will partner with our organization to improve efficiency & effectiveness. Managing the PEx Portfolio for site location, effectively using improvement methodologies (DMAIC, Lean, DESGN, etc.) towards the achievement of plant/site strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops plans and recommendations for leadership on the use of Quality to achieve objectives and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Develops and recommends recognition plan for PEx project results, training and other significant accomplishments.
  • Interacts with leaders (internal and external) on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Manages, crafts and facilitates trainings.
  • Supports and monitors belt development.
  • Facilitates portfolio development process and reports progress.
  • Assists sponsors and leaders initiating selected projects
  • Act as project lead on our larger projects to manage deliverables, timelines, resources (people and budgets) and change management.
  • Functions as a project belt on large projects ensuring the effective use of the methodology in partnership with the project lead.
  • Fosters effective communication (among management, teams and belts) by building adequate communication channels; ensuring that expectations, goals, needs, etc. are clearly understood by all parties.

Education and Years of Experience:

  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years experience and a real passion for process improvement?

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:

Are you organized and have ability to multi-task?

  • Dedicated and confident, with the ability to influence others.
  • Experience leading projects.
  • Collaborative.
  • Possesses strong presentation skills.
  • Experience with multiple PEx methodologies.
  • Trained Green Belt (minimum), Certified Green Belt (preferred).
  • Results oriented, analytical and able to solve problems.
  • Customer focused.
  • Skilled technically (preferred).
  • Possesses continuous improvement mindset.

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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