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Product Line Manager - Auto Exteriors

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Date: Oct 26, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47233


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.

Role Purpose:

Develops and executes a product line strategy that supports the achievement of desired

product line sales, share, and profitability targets.


Key Responsibilities:

Works closely with, or leads, a cross-functional product team consisting of functional

leads from Development, Product Engineering, Applications Engineering,

Manufacturing, Marketing and/or Sales to:


  • Develop the product or product line’s market value proposition and pricing strategy.
  • Develop and execute the product line planning process, including the identification of critical projects to be undertaken for the year.
  • Find the optimal solution (balancing the needs of Corning and the customer) to all product issues related to performance (i.e., specs, attributes, services), quality, share growth, customer needs (contract management).
  • Create an intellectual property and standards strategy for the product line.
  • Understand downstream market requirements and assess competitive threats and implications for the business.
  • Create long-term forecasting plans.
  • Works with Program Management or New Business Development to ‘receive’ new products, as appropriate.
  • Develops a compelling market value proposition that differentiates Corning’s products and services in the marketplace.
  • Develops the product line strategy and manages the product line through the stages of innovation, from product concept through commercialization and life-cycle management, as appropriate depending on the stage of handoff from Program Management or New Business Development.
  • May manage a portfolio of markets, in the case where the product line’s products hold different positions within the markets they reach.
  • Identifies the best mix for the market(s) through effective segmentation and portfolio rationalization.
  • Optimizes inventory management related to the product line by coordinating information flow, as needed, between Forecasting, Sales, Manufacturing, and other parties as needed.
  • May get involved in supply chain disruption issues to influence or make decisions on global order and Development/Manufacturing prioritization.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Sales to identify opportunities to reduce complexity and cost reduction in the manufacturing process both at Corning’s plant(s) and the customer site, as appropriate.
  • Works with the Standards group to set and drive the standards strategy for the product line.




o Demonstrated track record of managing various priorities and projects.

o Demonstrated track record of leading multi-functional teams.

o Work experience in a global Commercial function.

o Bachelor’s Degree – technical degree preferred.

o MBA or equivalent demonstrated experience (i.e., extensive experience in business).



o Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree – Engineering, Applied Science, or equivalent demonstrated


o Experience managing people.

o Work experience in Manufacturing and/or Development.

o Financial analysis and accounting experience.

o Work experience in a Strategy group.

o International business work experience.

o Participation in, or leadership of, multicultural and/or multi-geographic projects.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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.

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