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Manager, Employee Central Administration, SuccessFactors

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Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36220


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.

Corning is seeking an experienced SuccessFactors Employee Central System Administrator responsible for configuration, maintenance, provisioning, operation, and ongoing administration of the application. This position will be a key member of the Human Resources Operations & Analytics team, which includes both HRIM and IT professionals. To support the on-going operation and optimization of SuccessFactors, this position will:

  • Ensure the design of system supports business needs.
  • Perform analysis and develop solutions that solve business problems/opportunities.
  • Use system knowledge and expertise to understand business processes, gaps and opportunities to convert that knowledge into effective implementation.
  • Manage implementation of upgrades and patches - including testing, validation, communications.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of Corning’s configuration, including position management and role based permissions.
  • Understand of Corning’s data model and recommended SuccessFactors best practices.
  • Serve as team lead on Mergers & Acquisitions in terms of designing data conversions and systems configuration to ensure timely integration of additions to workforce.
  • Work closely with third-party support resources, SuccessFactors resources and Corning IT service lines in resolving day-to-day issues with the system.
  • Partner with lead for role-based security and provide back-up to that resource.
  • Develop expertise in deploying third-party SAP AppCenter Applications
  • Collaboratively support data maintenance organization and data dictionary owner in maintaining integrity and accuracy of HR data.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, HR or related field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in SuccessFactors cloud based modules in a global setting.
  • Minimum of 10 years total experience in HRIM or IT focused on applications
  • Prior experience with Employee Central
  • Knowledge of system application security and compliance best practices.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with accuracy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in system conversions, implementations, integrations with in-house and 3rd party solutions.
  • Able to identify system solutions and solve business needs using technology.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex data issues to determine root cause.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to function effectively when working independently or in a team.
  • Results oriented and able to drive issue resolution.
  • Detail oriented, organized, proactive.
  • Strong time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Success Factors Expert Accredited in Employee Central for a global corporation
  • Experience with position management on a global scale
  • Proven experience with additional SuccessFactors modules
  • Project leadership skills with proven project management experience


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