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Supply Chain Tactical Planner

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49823


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:


  • Owns and provides leadership for the global supply planning activities for one or more product lines in CET, focusing on the next 13-20 weeks.  
  • Works closely with:
    • Master Planners, to ensure effective integration between near-term and long-term plans
    • Multiple plant planning groups, to ensure effective integration between tactical plans and plant schedules and to ensure plant constraints and strategies are accurately represented in the tactical plan. 
    • Product Line Management, to develop and execute allocation plans during times of constrained capacity, and to align on new product ramps and inventory targets.
  • Develop plans that enable superior customer service, low cost manufacturing, and optimized inventory and logistics performance.


Key Responsibilities:


Weekly tactical plan development

  • Utilize SAP IBP to generate a 13-20 week global tactical plan using demand forecasts & orders, inventory, and manufacturing performance.
  • Provide detailed guidance to the plants on WIP and FG production and shipment requirements to meet global demand and inventory targets by product code.
  • Facilitate global capacity allocation and achievement of inventory objectives. 
  • Facilitate source changes and cross-plant production, ensuring supply continuity and driving cost & capacity requirements.


Maintenance of master data and key process updates

  • Maintain BOMs & routings in division data systems
  • Confirm key manufacturing performance assumptions for the tactical planning horizon
  • Analyze finished goods inventory to set targets in collaboration with master planners, plants and product line managers.
  • Set WIP inventory targets that align with finished good targets to enable reliable supply.


Process Improvement

  • Continually develop improvements to the accuracy and effectiveness of tactical planning processes.
  • Work closely with master planners, IT, customer service, product line managers, and plants to drive improvements in the areas of:
    • Intercompany order processes
    • Forecast accuracy
    • Inventory planning
    • Logistics


Performance Metrics:

  • Customer Service, Inventory, Logistics, and Manufacturing metrics





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or a related field
  • 4+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Planning, Manufacturing, Engineering, or Commercial Operations in a manufacturing company
  • Experience using various business systems including planning, ERP, or MES
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Ability to work globally and cross-functionally
  • Ability to communicate up and down the organization



  • CET experience
  • APICS or equivalent certification (can be working toward it)
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Power BI, IBP, or Llamasoft


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