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Finance Project Manager

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 14830

Company: Corning

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 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.

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.

Time and again Corning Research has cleaned our world, kept us informed, and strengthened our personal connections.

Scope of Position:

Are you a Finance Professional with a real passion for Project Management?

  • You will be responsible for end to end Project Management including Chartering, Resource Planning, Budgeting, Sponsor and Executive Committee Review, Planning, Execution and Project Closure.
  • Diverse array of projects from tactical to strategic including cost reductions, operational improvements, PeopleSoft/SAP deployments, Shared Service integration's, ERP upgrades, business process design and new functional process/technology introductions.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Run effective and efficient project management processes to drive good work prioritization and resource allocation decisions. Leading project resources to achieve project deliverables
  • Craft project charters, project plans, resource plans, cost estimates
  • Reviews project spend budget and forecast variances to identify areas for action.
  • Provide regular project updates to Sponsor, Steerage, and PMO’s and raise issues as appropriate to ensure timely and effective resolution
  • Document and track activities, scope changes and lessons learned
  • Ensure projects are delivered within timeline, budget and deliverables are met.
  • May be asked to lead multi-million dollar projects or multiple smaller scope projects depending on portfolio and business needs

Travel Requirements: 25-50% domestic/international travel possible depending on project(s) assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or equivalent preferred.
  • Project management work experiences.
  • Work with multiple groups and cross function team experiences.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrate Project Management skills and experiences
  • Operational Improvement Experience
  • Functional business experience (Finance, Procurement, HR, IT…)
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and/or Project. Uses these tools to work more efficiently and reduce time.
  • Problem Solving, Analytical skills, Extraordinary Follow Through
  • Demonstrates initiative and effectively handles self and team through a demanding environment
  • Multi-Tasking – Ability to manage multiple priorities/activities

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of Shared Services Operations and Functional processes (Finance, HR, Procurement, etc.)
  • Functional understanding of PeopleSoft and/or SAP systems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Green Belt certification
  • Strong Organization Skills, Process Rigor, Attention to Detail, Responsive

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills needed to brief high level management
  • Leadership skills to engage business leadership and use talent in a matrix organization
  • Additional Leadership Skills: Influencing, Motivating, Change Champion, Adaptable,
  • Sense of urgency and creativity to handle project issues and adapt plan to meet objectives
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change
  • Cross-cultural Sensitivity
  • Customer Focus with emphasis on exceptional project delivery
  • Highly Collaborative

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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Corning