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Forecast Analyst - Corning, NY

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49704


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 Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.



  • Produce detailed demand forecasts for product lines
  • Combine detailed market understanding, external environmental factors (e.g. CAPEX), forecast accuracy, and statistical inputs to create and tune detailed product forecasts.
  • Generate other impromptu forecasts for budget, business plans, ARs, financial exercises, scenario planning, or as otherwise required by upper management.
  • Document key assumptions as well as generate multiple scenarios and underlying assumptions.
  • Develop and maintain expertise on forecast system: understand and apply appropriate statistical models and parameters in forecast process.
  • Produce detailed forecasts as required for product commercialization and/or product changes.
  • Measure and report product forecast accuracy to achieve division accuracy goals and self-correct future forecasts.
  • Track and report performance of key-metrics versus forecasts and business plans, report to senior management as required.
  • Provide customer-specific reports to external customers as required.
  • Support forecast and capacity analysis needs of Global Business Team as well as other members of leadership team
  • Assist with special projects and prepare/make presentations as required.


Required Skills:

  • We require a Bachelor Degree in Business or Finance
  • We are seeking 5 years of experience
  • Very strong analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative) with ability to see the big picture as well as the individual details
  • MS Excel and MS Access expertise with strong systems skills with aptitude to quickly learn unique systems
  • Methodical and detail oriented – ability and willingness to dig through large amounts of data to find anomalies, outliers, and/or errors
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize based on established timelines as well as impromptu requests


Desired Skills:

  • Strong quantitative background and understanding of forecasting methodology
  • Finance / accounting background, or strong understanding of financial statements and analysis
  • High degree of flexibility/adaptability
  • Commercial experience/feel
  • Leadership abilities


Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills required along with ability to drive consensus across multiple parts of the organization
  • Demonstrated customer focus
  • Ability to articulate and support decisions


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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