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Assistant Product Line Manager, Laser Optics

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Date: Aug 18, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55585


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.

Title: Assistant Product Line Manager, Laser Optics

Job Number: 55585

Location: Fairport, NY


Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to support the Laser Optics product line through close coordination between customer(s), engineering, development, operations, supply chain, sales, and marketing.

Major Responsibilities

• Develop deep understanding of laser optics products, including critical product specifications, manufacturing processes, customer integration and use cases.

• Provide support for laser optics accounts during product development and operational escalations.

• Develop relationships within customer’s supply chain, engineering, development, and operations organizations to advance Corning’s position for new business.

• Articulate product attributes, specifications, basis of competition, and trajectory, to ensure advantaged products. Requires leading efforts to synthesize and assess competitive technologies or offerings.

• Work actively with internal operations, supply chain, engineering, and development groups to represent customer viewpoint and identify win-win strategies in support of cost reduction, lead time reduction, and performance improvements.

• Estimate costs for new products and develop pricing strategy with account managers and product line manager.

• Provide backup for day-to-day PLM responsibilities when PLM is unavailable.

• Share knowledge and best practices with adjacent product lines to help optimize performance of     overall organization.  

• Influence matrix teams and coach more junior level employees without direct authority

Work Schedule

M-F standard business hours - Position can be hybrid with 1 week per month onsite (Fairport or Corning, NY) 

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business

Required Years and Area of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of experience with a technical organization/product

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills

  • Master’s degree in business administration or 3-5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of Optical materials and thin film coatings.
  • Marketing; business analysis and commercial operations
  • Basic understanding of lasers and how they operate
  • Coordination and leadership of matrix teams without direct authority
  • Business acumen and analytical skills
  • Communication, both internally and externally
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Ability to handle stressful environment and multi-task
  • Effective communicator including problem definition, decision/ recommendations and supporting logic/data up to and including executive level both internally and externally as required


Corning offers a competitive salary, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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