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Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning


Requisition Number:  59611

Location:  Harrodsburg, KY


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 

Take a next step in your Supply Chain career with this key role in our Harrodsburg, KY plant as part of our Gorilla Glass Team.  Full relocation package.


Purpose of Position:

This role is responsible for managing the Harrodsburg, KY plant supply chain from end-to-end to enable 24x7 continuous flow manufacturing and development. The Supply Chain Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager.  This role defines and executes strategy in alignment with Division strategy and collaborates proactively with cross-functional teams to meet business needs. Key initiatives include oversight of production planning & scheduling; inbound and outbound logistics management; assured supply of materials & plant services; inventory optimization; and cost reduction.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops the overall strategy for the Supply Chain function and ensures alignment with plant and division objectives
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with peer managers in Operations, Engineering, Quality, Finance, EH&S, and HR to provide leadership and direction to the plant
  • Develop production plans that meet customer requirements
  • Develops strategies for assured supply of raw materials, packaging, consumables, spares, and plant services to enable 24x7 continuous flow operations  
  • Drives continuous improvement in all supply chain processes, ensuring availability of material, economical movement, and achievement of overall plant objectives Collaborates with GSM to support and enable key strategic division or corporate initiatives
  • Takes a proactive role in ensuring a safe workplace by actively participating in the advancement of plant safety culture. Leads and supports safety improvement efforts in the plant.


Required Skills: - Ability to work effectively and collaboratively across an organization to achieve common goals - Ability to manage, coach, and develop employees - Data collection and analysis skills - Ability to balance multiple tasks and issues


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business concentration. Supply Chain preferred. MBA preferred
  • 6-8 years of broad Supply Chain experience (demand/supply planning, procurement, transportation/logistics, inventory control, supply chain processes & systems, etc.)
  • Management experience in a dynamic environment      
  • Professional Supply Chain certification (e.g., CSCP, CPM, or equivalent)
  • LEAN Six Sigma certification or equivalent 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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