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Global Applications Engineering Manager

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Date: Jul 1, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55120


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.


At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Purpose of the Position:

Provide technical and subject matter expertise for Corning® Guardiant® sales to existing or potential customers.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject matter expert for application of Corning® Guardiant® in paints, high performance coatings and plastics.
  • Use deep technical and industry knowledge to support customers with issues related to Guardiant technology, specifications, qualifications, and any other technical concerns.
  • Conduct field visits as required.
  • Provide technical information to customers through application notes, presentations, and white papers.
  • Liaison with development team on new applications and gen2 products.
  • Liaison with commercial team to promote Guardiant to potential and existing customers.
  • Represent the “voice of the customer” to commercial team, PLM, development and regulatory leads.
  • Ensure customer requirements are correctly translated into Corning buying agreements.
  • Understand the plastics, paints and coatings industry and competitive environment that Corning operates in.
  • Navigate Guardiant’s matrixed team environment (commercial, regulatory, quality, development, product) to develop responses and solutions.


Education & Experience: M.S. in chemistry or materials science or Chemical Engineering.


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in the areas of high-performance coatings and plastics.
  • Experience in a customer facing role.
  • Communicates effectively (oral, written) to customers, stakeholders, technicians, operators, etc.
  • Committed to drive for results with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in wet chemistry, polymer science is a plus.
  • Ability to plan and track project deliverables from high level guidance.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate technical and commercial data from multiple sources and to consolidate these into a comprehensive technical position.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Hands-on work ethic.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and project management skills.
  • 100% proficiency in English, written and verbal.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical subjects to non-technical people. Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable presenting in front of customers both in person and via video.
  • Comfortable working with all organizational levels.
  • Display confidence when dealing with external customers.
  • Engaging personality with the ability to drive change.


Work Schedule: 40 hours per week.


Travel Requirements: up to 25%.


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.

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