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Supply Management Sustainability Manager

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Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54571


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.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Scope of Position:

  • Execute the supply management sustainability strategy in support of Corning’s overall sustainability strategy, including social responsibility and environmental.
  • Deliver initiatives related to supply management sustainability, including development, implementation, and ongoing administration of social and environmental programs.
  • Motivate and energize supply management employees about the sustainability goals and commitments.
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments including Operations, Environmental, Legal, and Human Resources to formalize and maintain a highly effective, meaningful sustainability program.
  • Engage external advocacy groups to advance external perception of Corning sustainability performance.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead the execution of critical supply management sustainability initiatives, working across functions.
  • Establish and monitor program goals, success metrics and implementation roadmaps to advance the sustainability strategy.
  • Implement and monitor recognized standards and KPIs, using the information to continually identify areas of improvement
  • Monitor and analyze external trends, including emerging legislation and advocacy trends, and competitor landscape to advance key initiatives and to maintain rank as best in class.
  • Oversee supplier compliance with social and environmental requirements
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding Corning sustainability performance
  • Manage program schedules, costs, and deliverables.
  • Identify and work proactively to resolve any risks or failure to make progress toward achieving goals.


Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic and International travel as required


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

40+ Hours per week


Required Education:

Bachelor's degree (in related field preferred)


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 10+ years, including 3+ years in Sustainability Required
  • 10+ years strong business experience, including sustainability leadership, program management, and supply chain
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability and solid understanding of government advocacy and key market trends
  • Strategic thinker and thought leader with a mindset of innovation and intellectual curiosity, skilled at eliciting various perspectives, synthesizing ideas and actioning solutions in creative ways.
  • Strong work ethic and results-oriented contributor with demonstrated experience managing complex programs.
  • Ability to drive effective results working with senior leadership and stakeholders, trusted to manage highly confidential information.
  • Ability to collaboratively reach out across organizational boundaries, navigating matrixed structures to mobilize resources and subject matter experts across multiple teams and groups to achieve objectives.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with experience developing clear, succinct, and compelling content for executive-level presentations and communications.
  • Capacity to serve as a thought partner, planning partner and execution partner, comfortable assessing and, as appropriate, challenging input.



  • Able to work in ambiguous operating environments
  • Understands and can calculate basic financial computations (Rate of Return, Payback, Return on Investment and Return on Asset to name a few)
  • Change Management training / experience


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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.


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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