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Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55164


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.


Scope of Position:

Involved in the overall planning, implementation, and optimization of all activities and support required for delivery of products to customers from contract manufacturing locations either drop ship or through distribution. Primary areas include authorizing materials acquisition, supply intelligence, supplier/manufacturing capacity knowledge, industry knowledge and transportation cost alternatives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes knowledge of supply chain concepts and principles in all decision processes.
  • Coordinate schedules with customer service, suppliers, receiving, manufacturing, and shipping to ensure customer’s requirements are met. Utilize MRP system to develop purchasing plans and production schedule for assigned products while balancing operational efficiency and minimizing costs.
  • Accountability for raw material and finished goods inventory goals driven by strategic stocking decisions based on contract, business strategy, or material availability needs.
  • Resolution of material availability for common materials across multiple production lines.
  • Coordinate long term supply issues with Divisional Purchasing/Planning and Product Line Management. •Support new product implementation, and coordinate materials for the final release to manufacturing operations. This activity requires working closely with cross-functional project teams.
  • Support product transfer and coordination with both the transferring and the receiving plants. This activity requires working closely with Regional Planning to assure schedule integrity and inventory management.
  • Analyze and implement solutions or strategies for business problems based on the customer’s business goals, objectives, needs, existing systems infrastructure and input from senior personnel.
  • Contribute to the achievement of organizational goals through Continuous Improvement iKaizen Program utilizing Supply Chain and Lean concepts.
  • Perform monthly surveillance of objectives to assure alignment to divisional goals and strategies.
  • Source and purchase raw materials, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.
  • Support divisional procurement, transportation, supplier management, and logistics operations to ensure customer’s requirements are met at the lowest cost.
  • Monitor and coordinate the execution of part number level schedules to meet or exceed delivery targets (OTP, OCT, PLT). Analyze exceptions to determine root causes, identify trends, and implement corrective actions.
  • Special project assignments as required. Travel Requirement: Less than 5% Domestic/International travel 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-5 years’ experience


Required Skills:

  • S Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • bility to comprehend, analyze, and solve complex problems
  • bility to work independently in a dynamic business and manufacturing environment
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks


Desired Skills:

  • SAP knowledge and experience
  • horough understanding inventory management concepts
  • Basic accounting principles
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • APICS (or similar) certification


Soft Skills:

  • Project planning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (fluent in English)
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Team player
  • Customer focus


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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth