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Benefits Manager

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Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46542


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.

Opportunity for highly motivated candidate to join the Benefits team and support benefit program processes and vendor management, including but not limited to benefit administration, health, absence and other benefit programs. Candidate will be key team member in execution of strategic initiatives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Key partner on record keeper vendor management, including transition project team supporting total benefit programs
  • Administration and maintenance of benefits programs, policies, and procedures
  • Promote culture of process discipline and change management
  • Work with team members to solve difficult technical and operational related problems
  • Work cross functionally to develop process improvement


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field
  • Experience with Corporate Benefit administration, health and welfare benefit plan management and vendor management
  • Experience working on cross functional teams


Required Skills:

  • Benefit vendor management and compliance knowledge
  • Independent self-starter, taking initiative to resolve issues and find opportunities for improvements
  • Strong analytical skills working with large data sets and have an affinity for rigor; able to distill data to a key insight
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)
  • Project management, including strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within matrixed team structure across multiple functions and cultures
  • Aptitude towards understanding customer needs (internal or external) and translating into customer requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/priorities


Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated, Independent, High Initiative
  • Positive, Open and Engaging
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal 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