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HR Manager, Corning Shared Svcs

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 37738


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.

Purpose of the Position:

HR Leadership and Support to Corning Shared Services. Global role supporting team in Corning, NY, Budapest, Hungary, and Shanghai, China.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the function has the right number and type of talent required to execute function strategy and achieve desired business results
  • Ensures function realizes required levels of employee productivity and performance excellence required to execute function strategy and achieve desired business results
  • Ensures function establishes and maintains a positive work environment and operates as “One Corning” in support of Corning’s Values
  • Assists in achieving or beating function budgetary objectives in support of top quartile cost performance objectives while maintaining appropriate levels of HR service delivery
  • Ensures the successful implementation of global HR business processes within the function
  • Ensures function compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Collaborates with HR Manager, Finance to prioritize current and future talent requirements of the function which could adversely affect achievement of annual business objectives
  • Takes actions required to address key talent gaps, ensuring function has the right people in the right place at the right time
  • Coordinates with HR Manager, Finance and partners with function management to identify and implement targeted division, function, and individual development plans that address targeted talent gaps in a timely manner
  • Partners with HR Manager, Finance and function management to identify and implement a compelling employee value proposition that enables the client to attract and retain the number and type of talent required to close talent gaps
  • Supports function management in effectively deploying performance management and rewards processes/practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers
  • Effectively deploys HR shared service delivery model in support of HR transformational goals and required levels of client support
  • Collaborates closely with HR Manager, Finance to understand and implement HR programs that drive standardization across the function while ensuring business needs are met
  • Functions as the voice of the functional customer to HR to ensure that the type and level of services provided fully support achievement of function business objectives
  • Educates function management in development and implementation of required programs and processes to drive a positive work environment through function management and supervisors
  • Oversees communications to function staff and local community to keep them informed and engaged of function and corporate endeavors
    Education & Experience:
  • Bachelors – Human Resources Management or Related Field
  • 3-5 Years of Generalist experience
    Required Skills:
  • Exposure to leading HR across multiple locations
  • Knowledge of employment laws and policies
  • Work experience in designing and implementing effective global organization structures and work processes that improve function ability to achieve desired results
  • Trusted business partner; operates with integrity
    Desired Skills:
  • Exposure to managing a contingent workforce team
  • 1-2 years of experience in a plant
  • Proven ability with retention strategies
    Soft Skills:
  • Strong business partner
  • Able to build relationships at all levels; understand temperature of the team  


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning