Tradeshow Specialist

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Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61479


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. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Purpose of Position: Results-driven position with project management responsibility to plan and execute a variety of tradeshows that vary in complexity. Position will work directly with Corning Incorporated’s Tradeshows, Exhibits & Displays (TE&D) department supervisor and team members, as well as internal customers, staff groups, and external vendors to meet goals. Support or lead special projects, as assigned.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute assigned tradeshows and projects of varying complexities, while adhering to established policies and processes to meet customer requirements.
  • Responsible for overall planning, shipping, on-site execution, budget tracking, and post-show follow up, as well as contingency and risk assessment planning.
  • Construct/assemble tradeshow booths from modular properties for pre-show walkthroughs and when on-site. Ability to supervise others to do so in accordance with local labor laws while on show site if necessary.
  • Support internal events and setups when necessary
  • Possess technical ability to read and decipher tradeshow drawings and understand technical requirements of product demonstrations.
  • Lead, or be a key contributor for, internal projects of varying complexities
  • Partner with customer and technical product specialists to understand product displays and demonstrations.
  • Partner with internal vendors, such as Corporate Events, Media Services, Global Security; and external vendors / venues to deliver high-quality tradeshows.
  • Control tradeshow budgets to deliver value for the company and customers.
  • Develop professional working relationships with team, customer base and vendors.
  • Work with internal procurement to manage existing suppliers (i.e. exhibit houses, show organizers, show service providers) and negotiate contracts with variety of tradeshow service vendors.
  • Contribute to department time tracking and metrics program to drive continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Utilize the Exhibit Force platform for inventory management when utilizing property for show use
  • Leverage department technology platforms (i.e. SharePoint, MSFT Teams, FORMS, OneDrive), for tradeshow and department assignments.


Key Decision Areas:

  • Engage with key stakeholders to develop and deploy tradeshows.
  • Apply established processes and protocols.
  • Determine resources necessary to complete projects.
  • Practice fiscal responsibility.
  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities.


Required Skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Effective organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills with focus on Microsoft Office suite. Ability to learn other platforms when necessary.
  • Ability to read and decipher tradeshow drawings and understand technical requirements of product demonstrations.
  • Prioritize projects and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Professionally handle stressful situations and meet deadlines
  • Manage customers’ expectations and requests; be solutions oriented
  • Execute as a high-performance individual contributor, while also being a team player
  • Interact effectively and professionally with a diverse employee group and across all levels of management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adapt to constant change; be flexible
  • Customer focused
  • Maintain a high level of integrity
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Active listener
  • Lift up to 50 pounds and operate basic hand tools


Desired Skills:

  • Audio Visual/technical experience a plus


Hours of Work / Travel Requirements:

  • 8am – 5pm, M-F, however extended workdays, weekends and holidays may be required
  • Candidate will need to be located in Corning, NY or within an hour driving distance
  • Travel to 3-8 tradeshows per year, averaging 4-10 consecutive days at each (most or all domestic)


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 or more years of tradeshow or event planning experience
  • Project management experience


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $39,364.00 - $54,126.00.  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, paid parental leave, 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