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HR Manager, Global Research

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57781


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.




As HR Manager, Global Research:


Scope of Position:

• Partner on developing and implementing an integrated strategy for the Global Research Organization to support business needs as well as diversity and inclusion goals

• Direct accountability for supporting assigned Global Research leaders and their teams, balancing multiple and sometimes conflicting requirements

• Provides HR leadership support for select Corning Research Centers across the globe

• Support implementation of HR processes for Global Research – compensation, performance management, talent management/people reviews, human capital planning, immigration/expatriation, restructuring, recognition, diversity, leadership/supervisory development, career development and training

• Member of Technology Community HR function, assuming responsibility for leading select initiatives as needed

• Contributes to the management of S&T internship and co-op programs

• Ensures client group establishes and maintains a positive work environment and operates as “One Corning” in support of Corning’s Values


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Partners with Global Research HR Manager and client business team to identify and implement a compelling employee value proposition that enables them to attract and retain the number and type of talent required to close talent gaps

• Partners with Global Research HR Manager to take actions required to address talent gaps, ensuring the division has the right people in the right place at the right time

• Partners with client group to identify and implement targeted client group and individual development plans that address targeted talent gaps in a timely manner

• Effectively deploys performance management and rewards processes/practices within client group to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers

• Holds client managers and leaders accountable for establishing and maintaining a positive work environment in support of desired S&T culture

• Effectively deploys HR shared service delivery model in support of HR transformational goals and required levels of client support

• Coaches Research and Modeling Senior leaders in development and implementation of required programs and processes to establish and maintain a positive work environment


Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Organization Development, labor relations or equivalent;

• Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications – a plus

• Successful track record of performance in HR Manager role(s) supporting research and/or engineering personnel.

• At least 5 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist combined)


Required Skills:

• HR technical expertise

• Proactive, results oriented

• Relationship Building & Conflict Management

• Critical thinking and problem solving

• Create vision and strategy

• Leadership and coaching experience

• Project management, Process orientation

• HR service orientation, responsiveness

• Flexibility to adapt to different leadership styles and prioritize multiple expectations to maximize value

• Ability to support a global workforce, cultural awareness

• Strong written and verbal communication


Preferred Background/Experience:

• Successful track record of performance in a Research, Development and Engineering environment

• Work experience supporting multiple business divisions in HR generalist role, working with employees with highly diverse cultural backgrounds

• Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs

• Work experience in managing training and development activities in a complex organization

• Demonstrated ability to think logically and strategically

• Strong computer and analytical skills 



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