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HR Manager (m/f/d)

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Date: Mar 30, 2019

Location: Hagen, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36327


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.

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.


  • Identify and prioritize the plant´s current and future talent Requirements which have an effect on the operational objectives
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Team and the hiring managers to identify and implement a compelling employee value proposition
  • Co-operate with managers to identify employees’ development gaps and implement targeted development plans that addresses these gaps in a timely manner Corning Restricted
  • Maintain performance management and reward processes / practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for performance results and ensure retention of talents
  • Point of contact for all topics around employee relations including works council
  • Coach managers and supervisors in developing, implementing and maintaining a positive work environment
  • Manage training and development activities including training needs analysis, training plan development and deployment. 
  • Manage & maintain programs to support a strong talent pipeline
  • Travel Requirements: EMEA – 10% of time


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Organization Development, labor relations or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications is a benefit
  • At least 5 years of HR experience; preferred in a Manufacturing environment; experience in an international company 
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Fundamental knowledge of German labor law and co-determination
  • Solid understanding of German social insurance system related to payroll & tax
  • Team leading skills
  • Intercultural understanding – global mindset
  • Strong communication skills to all hierarchy levels
  • Ability to build relationships fast
  • Strong believe in business partnership
  • Ability to set priorities and stress resistance
  • Interest in talent development
  • Ability to work effectively in matrix environment
  • Self-driven, solution- and result oriented
  • Business & Industry Acumen
  • Presentation skills
  • MS-Office (esp. Excel & Powerpoint)
  • Experience with SAP HR & SAP Success Factors is a benefit
  • Experience in  a Manufacturing environment, an international company, a plant location, leading a team, designing and implementing effective organization structures and work processes, talent development
  • Good data analysis and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Successful track record in the deployment of HR business processes or programs If