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CET Regional Supply Chain Manager

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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46584


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Role Purpose:

Manage the end-to-end plant supply chain (supplier to internal/external customer) to enable sustainable competitive advantage. Enable and execute division and global supply chain strategies aligned with business strategy at the DN and EJ plants. Drive synergies between the plants in the areas of production plans for effective manufacturing performance, inventory and customer service, logistics, procurement, and storeroom management. As a key member of the division supply chain staff and both plant staffs, lead a team that proactively engages with cross-functional teams (operations, division planning, commercial, technology, GSM) to meet business needs, improve customer satisfaction and supply chain performance.


Primary areas of responsibility include:

  • Supply Chain planning & scheduling (order promising, supply planning and production scheduling)
  • Inventory/materials management including Storeroom and RM’s
  • Procurement
  • Logistics Process (warehouse and transportation strategies and effectiveness)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leader on plant staff(s) to evaluate and execute Corporate, Division and Plant level supply chain process and systems to enhance supply chain effectiveness between suppliers, customers, and Corning.
  • Recruit and develop Supply Chain staff to enable them to achieve their full potential while achieving personal, department, and plant objectives and initiatives.
  • Create lean, end-to-end supply chains to ensure accurate and timely fulfillment of orders to customers in the most cost-efficient way.
  • Identify and drive cost reduction opportunities as it relates to Supply Chain.
  • Align plant supply capabilities with customer requirements.
  • Work with manufacturing and/or engineering teams to ensure product quality, cost and delivery performance.
  • Collaborate with product development teams, division planning, and plant operations to successfully deliver new products.
  • Insure all regulatory and compliance measures are met within global guidelines and local regulations.
  • Communicate service disruptions and quantify customer impact.
  • Develop short-term supply chain operations plans consistent with long-term objectives.
  • Track, communicate, and support key metrics to achieve plant and product team objectives.
  • Create and execute the budget for plant supply chain.
  • Proactively ensure a safe workplace by actively participating in the development of plant total safety culture. Lead and support safety improvement efforts in the plant.


Performance Metrics:

  • Inventory metrics (net inventory turns, days of supply, net inventory dollars)
  • Customer Satisfaction (On Time to Promise, Lead Time, Error Free Shipment)
  • Freight Cost Performance to Budget
  • Plant financials (revenue, COM, NPAT, etc.)
  • Talent management metrics (Recognition, Climate Survey, etc)
  • Compliance to Plan (Receipt to Stock, Compliance to Schedule, Perfect Order, etc.)
  • Safety metrics


Required Experiences/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical, Business or Supply Chain).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience across multiple disciplines with increasing leadership responsibility.
    • Supply chain, in roles across plan, source, make, deliver, and enable functions
    • Manufacturing experience
  • Experience working across regions, cultures and languages.
  • Experience leading or participating in cross-functional teams and matrix organization.
  • Proven supervisory skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to delegate appropriately


Desired Skills

  • Master’s in Business or Supply Chain Management.
  • CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution), or other non-APICS equivalent certification
  • LEAN or Six Sigma certification or equivalent experience
  • Experience with APICs/SCOR Supply Chain Model


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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