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Operations Planning Leader, Supply - Corning, NY or Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Jun 17, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46187


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 built new industries and transformed people’s lives.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a rare combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to take on tough technology challenges.


The Mobile Consumer Electronics segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Purpose of Position:

The optimization of supply and supply inventories, the definition and implementation of standard methodologies with respect to the same and execution of key programs in Operations Planning, Operations Improvement, and Cost Reduction. Key Programs are defined every year during Greenbook and Deep Dive. Immediate responsibilities will include:

  • Supply Planning – Responsibilities include implementation of negotiated supply contracts, modeling and management of short and long range supply and supply inventories to Division targets (as SOP plans are updated), coordination of supplier stocking and shipment schedules to plan, aligning with the Production Planning function to ensure a minimized net cash plan, and defining and implementing standard methodology planning methods, processes and tools to lower costs.
  • Inventory Management – Responsibilities include the definition of optimal stock levels, defining and implementing standard methodology inventory control methods (i.e. cycle counting, consignment, supplier held safety stocks etc.) and tools (MRP etc.), and the minimization of obsolete inventories, all per Division targets.
  • Special projects may arise around the planning efforts. This may include, but is not limited to: value-stream mapping of planning and inventory management process, planning system enhancements including the building of a robust raw material planner and inventory data system and to solve for financial variables such as net cash; implementation of machine learning into planning systems; implementation of decision-making workflows and automation to reduce human administrative time; and more.


The Leader’s Supply Planning and Inventory Management responsibilities will be focused on to-be-defined, strategic supply while coordinating the same activities with the Plants for the balance. Other programs or assignments related to operations improvement be on an as needed basis.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Sets program charters, schedules, budgets, goals and targets in order to drive programs to successful implementation
  • Ensures programs are designed to meet the business need and that the right representation from all necessary departments
  • Ensure team alignment through robust task management, scheduling, and resource allocation
  • Regular and thorough reporting to program steering teams and other members of leadership to ensure that hurdles are taken down quickly to maintain pace on program progression
  • Works with each manufacturing facility impacted by the program to ensure successful implementation, alignment, and seamless integration


  • We require a Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or technical field, MBA, equivalent, and or supply chain certifications (i.e. CSCP) (preferred)
  • We are seeking 5+ years of global supply / inventory management experience in complex, multi-site environment. 10+ years of progressive business experience, preferably in a glass manufacturing environment (desired)
  • Approach problem-solving in an organized, process oriented manner with systematic thinking and logic
  • Lead business relationships using combination of data driven analysis, critical thinking, networking and strong presentation skills
  • Work independently, deftly and effectively in a dynamic working environment
  • Strong analytical/digital literacy with the ability to turn quantitative analysis into significant business insights
  • Lead multi-disciplined, global teams
  • Big picture thinking with the forethought to see how decisions will impact other areas of the enterprise


Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate up to 25% of time both within US and internationally


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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