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Sourcing Specialist

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Mszczonow, PL, 96-320

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46167


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.


ROLE PURPOSE: This position shall be responsible for the execution of procurement strategies for Indirect Materials, Capital equipment and Services for a Corning manufacturing site in Poland. Personal and Business Objectives include identifying and driving Cost Reduction opportunities through the adoption of Best Practices. This position reports to the OFC EMEA Regional Supply Manager and with a dotted line to the Plant Procurement Manager.


WORKING LOCATION: Mszczonów, Poland



  • Champions and ensures compliance with the Global Buying Policy (GBP), along with the source-to-pay (S2P) processes and tools
  • Promotes appropriate buying channels and procurement tools (p-cards; e-catalogs, requisitions, purchase orders, etc.)
  • Creates and maintains contractual documents in ARIBA system (Supply Agreements/SOWs, Pricing Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), Certificates of Insurance (COI), etc.)
  • Reviews and process purchase requisitions into PO's in SAP ERP system (including obtaining and examining quotations and bids)
  • Works closely with requisitioners, suppliers, receiving, and Corning Shared Services (CSS) to resolve invoice issues and identify root cause and corrective action
  • Responsible for all Vendor Add/Change/Maintenance requirements.
  • Supports plant leadership and/or GSM requests for data analysis, metrics reporting, purchasing information
  • Negotiates business terms with incumbent and new suppliers
  • Maintains effective supplier relationships
  • Assist with submissions for all savings tracker entries into Ariba as required



  • Academic degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in procurement functions
  • Fluency in Polish and English
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • Knowledge of procurement /supply chain modules in SAP R/3
  • Medium proficiency for MS Office (Outlook, EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT)
  • Understanding of Supplier Cost Structures
  • Understands the importance of clear requirements
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment through the organization



  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience in sourcing of Indirect materials and services
  • Knowledge of different procurement processes and systems
  • Project Management experience



  • Understands the importance and value of open communication and sharing of information
  • Acts with integrity and authenticity
  • Results oriented, self-motivated with positive can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Effective team player 
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Demonstrated Drive and Commitment
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Sensitivity for protecting Intellectual Property (IP) and Corning proprietary information
  • Values Diversity in People and Ideas


Travel Minimal travel required, less than 5%.



  • Participation in big international project of starting a new facility
  • Competitive salary according to experiece & competences
  • Facility adapted for people with disabilities
  • Annual bonus
  • Private medical care
  • Social benefits fund
  • Multisport card
  • Flexible working hours, partial home office
  • Relocation package
  • Benefits for parents