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Strategic Sourcing Manager, CM Americas

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Date: Jan 2, 2019

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76244

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.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Position Description:

  • Developing Strategic Sourcing plans and objectives (short & long term) based on forecasts of future demand and taking into account economic and currency trends and conditions that affect GSM, the business, and the global contract manufacturing (CM) portfolio -           Working with the Business, CM category management, and Buyers on assigned global CM portfolio to prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions -  
  • Developing and reviewing specifications, statements of work, performance terms and accept/reject criteria
  • Conducting negotiations with potential and/or current major suppliers to obtain maximum value
  • Leading the development and communication of global supply intelligence for contract manufacturing and associated commodities
  • Leading the Supplier Relationship Management process for CM
  • Developing and cultivating effective relationships with suppliers
  • Developing, maintaining and executing Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements

Position Scope:

  • Owns the development and execution of Global Supply Management (GSM) Strategic Sourcing strategies, policies, tactics and objectives for complex global contract manufacturing that align and are linked with our CMD business unit, commercial, supply chain strategies

Required Skills:

  • Contract writing and management including reviewing and approving with a deep understanding of how to write a contract will a dedication to our policies and systems.
  • Ability to act as an influential liaison across groups to quickly find common ground and build consensus
  • Confronts difficult situations while keeping emotions under control and maintaining objectivity
  • Uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts
  • MUST BE FLUENT IN English: “be able to discuss and negotiate technical specifications and terms and conditions in English”

Desired Skills

  • Experience across multiple businesses, divisions and/or technologies
  • Experience with global manufacturing and business through work or project experience
  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • SAP
  • Project Management

Education & Experience required

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Travel Requirements (domestic and/or international)

  • Requires both domestic and international travel – 25-30%

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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth