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Inventory Planner

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Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Florida, FL, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59844


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. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of the Position:

This position is to provide direction for day-to-day warehouse order fulfillment. The position is responsible for order management to include all steps required to efficiently fill orders and to maintain inventory accuracy.



• Oversees how stocking plans are defined and executed

• Lead and provide expertise for the day-to-day dispatch of customer orders on the floor and in WMS and ERP systems

• Coordinates with project management on job issuing and material status

• Troubleshoot inventory variances through paperwork audits and floor production audits

• Daily reporting and correspondence to internal and external customers including carriers

• Responds to all internal and external customer requests and concerns

• Support continuous improvement to raise efficiencies

• Assure finished goods & raw material components are processed and delivered accordingly, timely & without interruptions to Customer • Assists with root cause analysis and inventory discrepancies

• Ensure that materials in various stages of shipping and receiving are pulled and delivered to internal and/or external customers

• Maintains inventory accuracy by investigating daily incorrect inventory transactions and actively supports the inventory maintenance program

• Perform cycle counts and other audits as required

• Ensure shipments are processed per customer requirements

• Special project assignments as required


Travel Requirements:

5% local


Required Skills / Experience:

• Proven track record on improving processes (lean out the waste)

• Strong understanding of warehouse or manufacturing operations, technologies, training methods, etc.

• Strong understanding of SAP WMS and ERP system

• Experience interacting with warehousing and Logistics teams

• Excellent people management skills

• Comfortable dealing with conflict management and difficult conversations

• Proactive, data-based problem solving, ability to effectively deal with ambiguity

• Focused on processes and able to establish/design, implement, and measure processes effectively

• Able to develop leadership skills indirect reports

• Microsoft office suite experience, with proficient Excel skills

• Able to set and communicate priorities and work in a dynamic business environment

• Ability to maintain schedule flexibility based on shift coverage needs


Desired Years and Area of Experience:

• 2 years of warehouse, inventory, or supply chain experience

• Degree in Supply Chain or APICS certification preferred

• Knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems; SAP experience preferred

• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral, throughout all levels of the organization


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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.


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.