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Supplier Diversity Specialist

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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54404


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.

Candidates will assist with the day to day operations of the Compliance and Supply Chain Sustainability Service working to meet our strategy objectives. Supplier Diversity specialist will help qualified diverse-owned companies to do business with Corning. This role will be responsible for identifying qualified diverse suppliers, creating and implementing diverse supplier development strategies, establishing processes around sourcing and contracting diverse suppliers, training GSM personnel on supplier diversity and executing processes, monitoring and reporting, assuring compliance with all government and regulatory requirements. Participating in community facing outreach and coordinating and participation in outreach to supplier diversity national organizations (NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC). Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with the Compliance and SC Sustainability Strategy. Works cross functionally with businesses, categories, services and our communities. Assists in development and management of supplier diversity policies, training materials, and support of external page on Tracks and monitors industry benchmark materials to ensure GSM organization understands latest trends.


• Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal business partners to share best practices and understand and challenge business decisions to support supplier diversity goals and objectives

• Participates in small to medium projects as assigned

• Provides feedback and coaching to others

• Provides training as required

• Maintains and ensures confidentiality of information / materials

• Meets discrete goals within established criteria (time, cost, quality)

• Interacts with others at same level, and one level above and below, to ensure continuity and efficiency


• Education & Experience required: Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience in supplier diversity outreach, Sustainability, S2P, Category Management and project management


• Travel Requirements 25% Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors)


• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple activities / events and prioritize

• Candidate must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity

• Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others’ strengths, perspectives, approaches and personal choices

• Pursuing Self-Development

• Entrepreneurial Thinking

• Leadership - Level 1 - Communicate and Engage

• Leadership - Level 1 - Be Confident and Adaptable Driving for Results

• Leadership - Level 1 - Act with Integrity and Authenticity

• Negotiating Agreements • Making Convincing Arguments

• Solving Complex Problems

• Presenting and Public Speaking

Nearest Major Market: Corning