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Strategic Sourcing Manager, Capital

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Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59329


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.


Role Purpose:


Leads the development and execution of Global Supply Management (GSM) Strategic Sourcing strategies, policies, tactics and objectives for assigned complex global commodities that align and are linked with the business units, commercial, supply chain and manufacturing strategies. Position focuses specifically on capital procurement. This includes facilitating the purchase of manufacturing equipment and contracting building construction and expansion.


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, GSSM, and Buyers on assigned global commodities 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 the assigned commodities.

• Develops and cultivates effective relationships with suppliers.

• Develop, maintain and execute Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements.

• Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance. Performance Metrics:

• Contribution Metrics

• Critical supplier quality & performance metrics

• Shared Objectives Score % • Global Objectives Performance • Strategic/Critical Suppliers and/or % spend Under Contract/Management 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 Experiences


  Educational Requirement:

• Bachelors Degree


Experience Required:


• Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply management, or procurement.

• Experience as a Plant or Corporate Buyer. Desired

• 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.


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