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Financial Operations and Vendor Management Consultant

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 New York, NY, US New Jersey, NJ, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50720


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 Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.


Location: Corning, NY - Charlotte, NC - Possible Remote 


Purpose of the Position: The Financial Operations and Vendor Management Consultant is responsible for activities necessary for the timely and accurate processing of invoices from WD&L’s vendors, including liaising with Data Privacy and other internal departments related to new vendors, onboarding new vendors as a Corning supplier, ensuring SOWs and invoices comply with company policies, performing reviews to detect potential errors, and act as a key contact for vendor relations. The Financial Operations and Vendor Management Specialist will also assist with Learning Management System (LMS) activities such as monitoring items for expiration, running reports within the system, and preparing those reports for other departments’ consumption.


This position reports directly to WD&L’s Global Operations and Program Manager.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Review SOWs for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with company standards
  • Process and organize invoices, matching POs against SOWs. Maintain archive for easy reference
  • Monitor spending and keep the organization within its set budget
  • Vet funding requests for merit and authenticity
  • Meet with finance, prepare reports, and estimate future financial needs
  • Complete Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and AAR forms for new suppliers and monitor as needed
  • Identify opportunities to improve the accuracy and efficiency of WD&L operations
  • Assist with revenue forecasts, classroom demand, and other ad hoc analysis
  • Be a contact for processing translation requests
  • Perform Report inquiries in True Blue for WD&L
  • Serve as a backup for True Blue LMS Administration


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ownership and consistent delivery on commitments, exceptional organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail.
  • Analytical in nature, able to see how details affect big picture
  • Power user of Microsoft Excel required, and familiarity with Tableau of Power BI preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-7 years relevant experience


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with PeopleSoft and/or invoicing preferred
  • Experience with SAP SuccessFactors preferred


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to see the big picture while tracking details
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across teams
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude


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: Corning