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3PL Coordinator & SC Network Design Expert (m/f)

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Madrid, Spain, ES

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 38016


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.


Purpose of position:

The 3PL coordinator & SC Network Design expert is responsible for all tactical activities of a 3PL location and taking responsibility for SC Network Design as a leader or team member in projects. S/He oversees and executes the day to day business of a 3PL location such as planning, creating purchase orders and delivery notes etc. He or she will be responsible for ensuring required Customer Service Level (on-time-deliveries, order cycle time, etc.) and to meet internal KPI’s such as supply chain execution cost, inventory targets, turns etc. He or she acts as the interface to the internal and external suppliers as well as the 3PL provider and ensures compliance for customs, export and safety. In his or her role as a SC network design expert his or her task is the expansion & optimization of the logistics network considering supplier and manufacturing framework to lower costs, reduce lead-times and to maximize agility. He or she is part of the logistic team in EMEA and works closely with regional planning and other logistic counterparts (e.g. global; GSM) to develop and optimize our SC network design in EMEA. His/Her main task is to understand the required SC to fulfill the customer demand by mapping the material and information flow, calculating total fulfillment cost and lead time while leveraging the regional planning; procurement & logistic teams. Utilizing these findings s/he will propose and implement the optimized SC network and will report respective savings.


Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and execute day to day operation tasks at the 3PL location like planning, creating purchase orders and delivery notes
  • Ensure required Customer Service Level (On-time-Deliveries, supplier performance and Supply Chain Execution Cost)
  • Report and meet KPI’s as cost, inventory targets, turns etc.
  • Routinely reports to senior management status and performance of 3PL location
  • Acts as the interface to the 3PL provider and internal and external suppliers.
  • Ensures compliance for customs, export, local requirements and safety.
  • Defines and executes cost reduction and improvement projects
  • Optimizing SC processes (end to end)
  • Lead lean logitics projects in EMEA
  • Analyze the fulfillment stream (end to end): process map, calculating total fulfillment cost and lead time
  • Implement the optimized SC network and report respective savings


  • Branch Supply Chain especially logistics education or background -
  • Leadership experience
  • Project Management skills
  • Minimum 3-5 years work experience in a SCM environment ideally logistics work experience in a logistics; planning, service or SCM environment
  • Understanding of the requirements of an integrated SC and take appropriate actions SAP WM, MM and SD
  • ERP/SAP knowledge & experience
  • Familiarity with Lean SC tools
  • Good verbal / written / presentational communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Drive and commitment
  • Ability to act and lead within a multi-national team
  • Willing to travel up to 15%
  • Cross Cultural awareness.
  • Language skills: fluent English, Spanish or Italian are beneficial