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Strategic Sourcing Manager HR

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Date: Jun 4, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54956


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:

Assists and/or leads with the development, communication, and execution of Global

Supply Management (GSM) strategic sourcing strategies and plans to procure HR Services Global Categories in alignment with Corning HR objectives and strategies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent Global Supply Management (GSM) HR category with Stakeholders (Global HR Executives, HR Regional/Division leads, Project Managers) other GSM functions and of course Suppliers.
  • 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 HR Services sourced.
  • Ensures all business relationships follow appropriate corporate policy and governance requirements.
  • Works with the HR, GSSM, SSTM, Buyers, and Coordinators on HR Services Global Categories 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.
  • Keeps the businesses and function informed regarding market conditions, suppliers, lead times, and shifts in pricing for strategic global HR services.
  • Thoroughly understands key HR Services annual spend.
  • Develops and executes supplier management programs for critical suppliers.
  • Integrates functional and commercial feedback. Sets goals for improvement and track progress.
  • Owns, manages and provides inputs for the Contributions Metrics system.
  • Leads and executes RFI's, RFP's, and RFQ's.
  • Evaluates competitive offerings via price/cost analysis to determine the overall best offering for HR Services.
  • 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 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.





  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply management, or procurement.
  • Experience as a Plant or Corporate Buyer.



  • 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.



  • People
    • Conflict Management
    • Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities.
    • Good at focused listening.
    • Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
    • Influencing
    • Sells ideas and solutions effectively.
    • Builds support for ideas.
    • Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish
    • goals.


  • Business:
    • Business Acumen
    • Knows how businesses work and HR Services in particular.
    • Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends,
    • technology and information affecting his/her business and organization.
    • Knows the competition.
    • Is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Can effectively cope with change.
    • Can shift gears comfortably.


Pay Grade: Grade C 

Employee Referral Amount: $1,500.00

Nearest Major Market: Corning