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Procurement Coordinator

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Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43510


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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigates product costing questions in the PeopleSoft supply chain system for the Kennebunk facility.
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the Procurement function at the Kennebunk plant.
  • Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material.
  • Verifies daily that approved purchase orders were automatically dispatched to suppliers. Make corrections, as required.
  • Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
  • Search internet and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
  • Writes purchase orders and sends copy to supplier and department originating request. Obtains specifications from Incoming to accompany purchase orders.
  • Confers with suppliers concerning late/due orders.
  • Compares prices, specifications and delivery dates and awards contract to bidders or places order with suppliers.
  • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves invoices for payment.
  • Classifies priority regulations.
  • Manages purchase of inventory, office supplies and product labeling / packaging. Manages and maintains replenishment system.
  • Notifies Suppliers of return-to vendor items.
  • Submits Return to Vendor Transactions for returns.
  • Obtains Certificate of Compliance, Certificate of Insurance and Non Disclosure Agreements to accompany products as requested.
  • Assists with new product implementations, as required.
  • Follows-up with suppliers on order deliveries.
  • Answers plant questions concerning the status of all requisitions and Purchase orders issued.
  • Issues reports as required from the PeopleSoft data base for Supplier management.
  • Answers supplier queries relative to orders, deliveries or other issues relative to the products and services and deliveries.
  • Assists with all supplier corrective action requests and all other correspondence to suppliers and other groups within and without Kennebunk.
  • Submit Certificates of insurance and NDA’s into Ariba as required
  • Work with MDM team to submit required documentation for new vendor setups as required
  • Assist with submissions for all savings tracker entries into Ariba as required

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel required (less than 5%)

Hours of Work:

  • Regular office hours (Monday - Friday)
  • 40+ hours per week

Required Education:

  • AAS degree in supply chain, business, or related fields preferred

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2-5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience with procurement processes and systems

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • Effective communicator both oral and written
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize to complete day-to-day responsibilities

Desired Skills:

  • Thrives within both autonomous and team working atmospheres
  • Champions change and embraces flexibility
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment through the organization
  • Green Belt Certification and/or Project Management experience
  • Negotiations
  • Project Management

Soft Skills:

  • Acts with integrity and authenticity
  • Results oriented, self-motivated with positive can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Effective team player
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated Drive and Commitment
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Confident and Adaptable
  • Values Diversity in People and Ideas

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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