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Planning Supervisor

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56747


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:
The purpose of this job description is to provide a general overview of responsibilities associated with the position; however, the responsibilities listed are not all-inclusive.  There is an expectation that as a Keller employee, an individual may be required to perform duties other than outlined below.
Support position to plan, organize, and control Supply Chain operations within Planning and Procurement to optimize cost and customer service.
Works in conjunction with regional and global supply chain teams, commercial, and warehouse operations to execute with a high level of service and cost performance.  Participate in partnership meetings with product line management to gain join understanding and agreement for product that are within scope of responsibility.  Identify and resolve supply constraints to ensure customer demand is fulfilled while maintaining balance between cost and customer service.  Develops and maintains plant inventory management strategies along with regional planning and product line management.
This position will include a varying level of project work.  Expect to participate in cross-functional teams within Corning to enhance our performance in areas such as inventory control, direct material procurement, supply chain operations and customer service.


Day to Day Responsibilities:
•Supervise Buyer/Planner activities, including order management (order confirmation to order fulfillment), inventory strategies, and direct material procurement
•Ensure plant meets targeted objectives for all delivery metrics including On-Time Performance, Promised Lead Time, and Order Dating
•Set and manage expectations with customer service, Product Line Management in regard to ATP (available to promise) levels
•Accountability for inventory goals driven by strategic stocking decisions based on contract, business strategy, or material availability needs
•Drive continuous improvements utilizing lean and six sigma supply chain tools (value stream mapping, Kaizen, DMAIC, etc.)
•Serve as a business resource for the MES and ERP systems, working in conjunction with system SME positions
•Serve on extended product teams providing analysis on capacity, inventory and delivery performance
•Responsible for the development of department personnel through establishing objectives, performance appraisal, feedback and direction that are aligned with business, product and individual development needs
•Generate reports and analysis that increase the effectiveness of planning and procurement operations
•Directly responsible for performing work in a safe manner and maintaining a safe work environment.  Responsible for his/her safety, as well as that of others that may be at the facility, whether working or visiting. Responsible for observing safe work practices and being proactive for reporting unsafe conditions

•    Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing managers to draft and implement supply strategies.
•    Support RTP objectives and metrics, to improve cash flow, compliance, and parked invoice resolution.
•    Follow up Organization metrics such as E&O, PPV, NPC, COM, Transaction reduction, etc.
•    Maintain supplier’s scorecards to measure cost, quality, and service level/
•    Maintain ERP accuracy (MOQ, LT, price, SS, etc.)

Required Education:
•4 year degree from an accredited college or university

Required Years and Area of Experience:
•2-5 years of experience in supply chain
•Degree in supply chain or APICS certification preferred

Required Skills:
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Solid problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
•Ability to multi-task; effectively prioritize and manage projects, as well as day-to-day responsibilities
•Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact across functions and at all levels of the organization
•Self-motivated with positive can-do attitude and strong work ethic
•Ability to use Microsoft Office software applications
•Ability to work independently in a dynamic business environment


Desired Skills:
•Knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  SAP experience preferred
•Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, throughout all levels of the organization


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.




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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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