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Senior Finance Leader, Digital Transformation

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Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47426


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 Shared Services (CSS) supports Corning’s businesses, through best-in-class and evolving operations, with a focus on actionable insights through evolving processes, ensuring compliance, and executing vital transactions.  We work hard to actively support Corning’s evolving businesses, eliminate manual processing of standard transactions, and act as a thought leader in the digital transformation to ultimately be a top talent destination inside and outside of Corning. 


In this role, you will be responsible for the overall development and execution of our digital strategy and for expanding and extending our digital platform capabilities working closely with our Digital Solutions as a Service (DSaaS) and Data, Analytics & Reporting (DAaR) organizations to bring value add solutions to Corning businesses and functions.  We look for you to work closely with the CSS leadership, our Corporate, Business & Function leaders and our external partners to enable digital solutions significantly improving the effectiveness and efficiencies of our business processes and enhance our analytics capabilities.


The ideal candidate will have practical experiences in managing global automation, prescriptive and predictive analytics & AI priorities across the enterprise.  You should have extensive knowledge of current and emerging digital capabilities and trends, industry best practices and a solid understanding of Finance processes.


  • Required Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or related discipline.
    • Experience leading global teams and collaborating cross functionally to deliver solutions.
    • Minimum of 8+ years of program management, process engineering and/or delivering digital experience solutions with 3+ years of practical experience driving automation, analytics & AI
    • Experience leading digital transformation from strategy development thru execution and value realization.


  • On the Job Expectations:
    • Research – Staying abreast of everything digital.  Maintain an in-depth understanding of industry trends, new technologies and tools that could add significant value to Corning’s digital transformation.
    • Strategic – Develop, maintain and execute our digital transformation roadmap.
    • Leadership – Management responsibility for our Digital Solutions as a Service (DSaaS) and Data, Analytics and Reporting organizations.  Working closely with these teams to optimize the management of our digital platform and effectively bring digital solutions to Corning businesses and functions.
    • Significant collaboration across CSS and our business partners bringing digital solutions to solve problems, automate processes and significantly advance our analytics and insights.
    • Drive the adoption of CSS’s digital platform enabling solutions that deliver tangible business value.  Be a change agent for digital adoption.
    • Embed digital across Corning, developing a digital specialist network across our functions and businesses; making digital part of our natural operating model.
    • Overall management our digital portfolio, ensuring successful delivery in alignment with our commitments.
    • Partner with Corning’s Emerging Technologies group to identify synergies across the portfolios.
    • Rethink, reimagine, experiment with new ideas and thoughtfully questions status quo.
    • Leverage a combination of data and judgment to guide decision making


  • Soft Skills:
    • Exceptional communication skills at all levels of the organization
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Demonstrates ownership & results oriented
    • Consistent follow through
    • Strong leadership presence
    • Finance acumen
    • Customer focus
    • Highly collaborative
    • Influencing
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity
    • Open minded


  • On the Job Experiences Gained:
    • Leading digital transformation and partnering with industry thought leaders bringing new tools and technologies to Corning
    • Developing, maintaining and executing a digital strategy
    • Effectively working in a highly collaborative company that is passionate about what we do and how we do it.


Corning is a manufacturing company that focuses on next generation products spending ~15% on research and development.  Corning Shared Services supports Corning’s competitive advantage, through best-in-class and evolving operations, with a focus on actionable insights.  We help Corning deliver profitable growth through evolving processes, ensuring compliance, and executing vital transactions.  People come to Corning to work with smart people and fun projects and stay because of the people, the strong core values, and constant flow of development and stretch opportunities.  Apply today!


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