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Date: Jun 4, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53563


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.

Assists and/or leads with the development, communication, and execution of Global Supply Management (GSM) strategic sourcing strategies and plans to procure MRO services in alignment with business objectives and strategies for assigned global commodities. 


Key Responsibilities: 
• Develops and/or assists with Strategic Sourcing plans and objectives (short & long term) based on forecasts of future demand and considering economic and currency trends and conditions that affect GSM, the business, and the global commodity sourced. 
• Works with the Business, GSSM, SSTM, Buyers, and Coordinators on assigned global commodities to prepare for, develop strategies and tactics and conduct negotiations with suppliers to obtain maximum value. 
• Resolves contract, quality, payment or other supply/service issues with suppliers and end users when required. 
• Leads with the development, and assists with the communication, of assigned global and commodity intelligence. 
• Keeps the businesses and function informed regarding market conditions, suppliers, lead times, and shifts in pricing for strategic global commodity materials and services. 
• Thoroughly understands key commodity annual spend. 
• Develops and executes supplier management programs for critical suppliers. 
• Integrates technical and commercial feedback. Sets goals for improvement and track progress. 
• Owns, manages and provides inputs for the Contributions Metrics system. 
• Ensures all business relationships follow appropriate corporate policy and governance requirements. 
• Leads and executes RFI's, RFP's, and RFQ's. 
• Evaluates competitive offerings via price/cost analysis to determine the overall best offering for a product or service. 
• Identifies cost reduction and/or cost avoidance opportunities and executes projects/initiatives to deliver cost savings. 
• Coordinates with Legal Department to develop legally defensible, accurate contracts that reflect negotiated product and service agreements and minimize risk to Corning. 
• Works with Corning Shared Services to ensure smooth transaction processes and resolve issues. 
• Leads negotiation of contracts as they come due for renewal and/or are identified through project or operational work. In addition, minimizes Total Cost of Ownership and maximizes total value (quality, price, schedule, intellectual property, service, technology, etc.). Negotiates day to day resolution with suppliers. 
• Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance. 


Experiences/Education Required: 
• Bachelor’s degree. 
• Experience with GSM processes and systems. 
• Experience with MRO Services contracts 
• Knowledge of various supply chain areas. 
• Experience on project teams. 
• Demonstrated analytical abilities. 


• Experience as a plant or corporate Buyer. 
• Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross-functional team. 
• Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), APICS or certification related to Supply Chain.


Nearest Major Market: Corning