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Supply Chain Project Manager

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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51816


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 Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Purpose of the Position:

The position supports sourcing needs (GG S&A) and also heavily weighted towards system related project management, such as planning system, manufacturing execution system, etc. Sourcing support for GG S&A and New Business Development includes supporting implementation of GSM initiatives and is champion for buyers in the division. As the systems Project Manager, the individual will be responsible for IT project deliverables to meet business expectation in functionalities, quality, timeline, and spending control with external suppliers and internal customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders starting from demand shaping that meets business objective while adhering to IT global standards and practices, factor in operational simplicity, resiliency, and efficiency into recommendations.
  • Engage right stakeholders for discussion and decision making and able to deliver clear concise information during communication.
  • Engage IT and business users for change management during migration phase to minimize impact to business functions.
  • Work with external suppliers to meet project schedule and internal customers’ requirements.
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance and help resolve internal requisitioners sourcing issues.
  • Tracks and reports key metrics for unit.
  • Prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions and continuous price negotiations with potential and/or current major suppliers to obtain maximum value.
  • Owns the Supplier Relationship Management process for the assigned suppliers.
  • Develops and cultivates effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute Shared Objectives

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – Business, engineering, supply chain
  • 5+ years’ experience working in Supply chain, digital knowledge will be a plus
  • Knowledge in SAP, and experience in SAP implementation, esp. MM/PP/FICO/WMS
  • Experience in supply chain business process improvement
  • Project management experience

Required Skills

  • Able to resolve confliction and align priorities cross functions during project implementation.
  • Proactively engage on continuous improvement efforts.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Able to hands-on in producing tangible deliverables if needed (requirements specifications, design deliverables, status reports, project plans)
  • Ability to work in a complex and fast-paced environment and manage priorities judiciously
  • Strong commitment to internal customer service and external suppliers’ excellence
  • Experience in supply management, or procurement.
  • Ability to work across cultures
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Consulting experience in relevant projects

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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