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Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45489


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.


Role Purpose:

  • Responsible for developing and communicating demand requirements for contract manufacturers, and for authorizing them to execute a build plan in support of Corning's requirements
  • Develop capacity plans and manage inventory & purchasing strategies to ensure optimum material utilization
  • Assist in managing the Sales and Operating Plan (S&OP) process


Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support S&OP process by analyzing demand, supply, capacity and inventory data to make capacity recommendations and identify risks and gaps
  • Monitor contract manufacturing production and support capacity analysis of contract manufacturer
  • Communicate effectively with contract manufacturers to establish production and delivery requirements
  • Coordinate schedules with customer service, suppliers, receiving, contract manufacturing, and shipping to ensure customer’s requirements are met
  • Provide lead time quotations for new orders and make sales order commitments; provide response for past due shipments
  • Review and manage CM commitments and order promise dates; conduct periodic review meetings with CM to review open order status
  • Assist in developing and executing inventory strategies for modules and finished goods; analyze excess and obsolete component inventory provided by CM
  • Responsible for prioritizing RMA rework and managing RMA inventory, including identifying at-risk shippable stock for containment
  • Support strategic sourcing and contract administration, NDA administration and execution, and NPC reporting
  • Requisition product and place firm orders on CM and 3rd party vendors
  • Purchase MRO items
  • Maintain SOX compliance for inventory management and planning
  • Comply with international trade regulations, as directed by GSM


Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical, Business or Supply Chain)
  • Minimum 2 years in manufacturing or product line management/forecasting
  • Experience in analytical role
  • Competent with IT tools
  • Prior experience with scheduling and planning in plant or division
  • Experience with procurement processes and systems
  • High degree of initiative and motivation with ability to work in a matrix environment or on a cross-functional team


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


This position does not support work authorization 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.


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