Supply Chain Optimization Manager

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Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61189


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 



Assist in identifying, prioritizing and driving performance improvements that will have the biggest overall impact on business results and deliver operational excellence. Key areas of focus include inventory and logistics optimization but also other supply chain projects that will drive efficiencies, reduce cost while ensuring customer satisfaction.



  • Evaluate operational data and make recommendations to improve efficiency based on results.

  • Direct projects that will deliver cost reductions in logistics, packaging and warehousing

  • Establish should be inventory targets and establish projects to achieve and maintain.

  • Serve as an expert at problem solving by driving root cause exploration and implementing sustainable solutions.

  • Test the status quo to find ways to optimize supply chain performance to deliver exceptional results.

  • Monitor progress of key initiatives in order to check if changes produce results. Establish measurable standards at the start of a project and then compare actual project results against these, regularly generating detailed update reports to key stakeholders.



  • Systematic problem solver

  • Self-starter willing to take initiative

  • Financial acumen

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

  • Able to influence people

  • Good stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to facilitate partnership

  • Able to speak to a broad audience from operators to management



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or another similar major.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in multiple supply chain functions.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is $74,678 - $102,682. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO. 


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning.


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions.
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning