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IT Regional Lead, Project Services

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Date: Mar 19, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45492


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.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.



  • Corning, NY; Charlotte, NC; Remote



  • The regional project services lead will have strong communication and organization skills and be responsible for ensuring successful project delivery in support of business requirements. This individual will be the leader of the Project Management Office for North America and EMEA.


Job responsibilities:

  • Overall supervision and staffing of regional Project Management Office
  • Manage direct reports (employees) and contract workforce project managers and administrators and ensure clear expectations on their roles and responsibilities
  • Coach regional project/program managers to help them deliver successful project outcomes
  • Obtain appropriate talent via hiring or contracting
  • Present to leadership at various meetings
  • Engage with Service Line owners and directors as well as business engagement resources
  • Participate in Steering and Advisory meetings
  • Review project / program artifacts such as estimates, schedules, risk plans, budgets, charters, ARs
  • Conduct global resource planning meetings to ensure that resources are appropriately allocated to projects
  • Conduct global operations meetings to understand project go live timing and status and ensure escalations occur as needed for projects with major challenges.
  • Run department meetings
  • Define and monitor the Annual Operating Priority (AOP) project list


Required Skills:

  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication capability at all levels of the corporation
  • Good presentation skills; persuasive, encouraging, motivating, and inspiring; the ability to listen and understand
  • Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete objectives
  • Collaboration and facilitation skills
  • People management skills
  • Problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Strong financial management skills to manage project budgets
  • Proven project / program Management experience on a global scale
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to learn quickly and transfer knowledge to others
  • Ability to coach / mentor others
  • Ability to understand large, complex projects / programs


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of SDLC
  • ITIL and/or ISO understanding
  • Negotiation
  • Contract management
  • Process Improvement



  • Required o Bachelor’s Degree
    • Advanced Computer Skills
    • 10+ years of experience as a Project/Program leader
  • Desired o Experience with financials
    • Prior experience in a similar or equivalent position
    • Experience in a supervisory role  


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.


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: Charlotte