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Strategic Sourcing Manager, Facility Construction

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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50412


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.

Role Purpose:

Leads the development and execution of Global Supply Management (GSM) Strategic Sourcing strategies, policies, tactics and objectives. Focused primarily on facility construction and expansion. Links sourcing strategy with the business unit, commercial, supply chain and manufacturing strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and/or assists with Strategic Sourcing plans and objectives (short & long term) based on forecasts of future demand and taking into account economic and currency trends and conditions that affect GSM, the business, and the global commodity sourced.
  • Works with the Business, BSM, and Buyers on assigned facility projects to prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions.
  • Develops and reviews specifications, statements of work, performance terms and accept/reject criteria.
  • Conducts negotiations with potential and/or current major suppliers to obtain maximum value.
  • Leads the development and communication of global supply intelligence for assigned commodities.
  • Owns the Supplier Relationship Management process for specific vendors related to facility construction.
  • Develops and cultivates effective relationships with construction suppliers.
  • Develop, maintain and execute Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements.
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance.

Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors):

  • People:
    • Conflict Management
    • Influencing Business:
    • Business Acumen
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Strategic Agility
  • Function/Technical:
    • Contract Writing/Management
    • Negotiation
    • GSM Strategies and Plans
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Total Cost of Ownership
    • Microsoft Office skills

Global Leadership competencies most pertinent to this role are:

  • Act with Integrity and Authenticity
  • Communicate and Engage
  • Demonstrate Drive and Commitment
  • Focus on Customers
  • Value Differences in People and Ideas

Experiences/Education Required:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply management, or procurement.
  • Experience sourcing from construction suppliers on multiple, simultaneous projects.


  • Experience across multiple businesses, divisions and/or technologies.
  • Experience with global manufacturing and business through work or project experience.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.

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