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Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43931


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.

Position Description (Role purpose and day-to-day responsibilities)


  • Requisition Processing - ensure compliance to policies/update in real time
  • Verify correct buying channel - catalogs, One Card, and other buying options if applicable
  • Advise on optimizing buy for the company – PO Placement date etc.
  • Ensure correct UNSPSC Code
  • Customer service – help/train requesters on policy and setup of requisitions/special requests
  • Ensure buyer involvement with the request if needed – via collaboration chat or other
  • Approve all purchase order requests as submitted by the requester after due diligence
  • Contact requisition approvers and buyers as required ensuring timely requisition approval as needed
  • Obtain quotes/SOWs etc. where necessary
  • Provide timely order status to requisitioners
  • Enforce the Global Buying Policy.
  • Participate in S2P lead projects as necessary


Position Scope (Breadth of work required by the job)

Responsible for reviewing “by description” purchase requisitions and assure compliance to the Global Buying Policy, as well as customer service to internal employees.  This will include, but is not limited to, helping/training people on how to set up a requisition properly, utilize collaboration chat to converse with employees, adhere to compliance checkpoints like NDA, COI, Buyer involvement in purchases, correct UNSPSC Code, correct “type” of requisition (standing order, progress payment, etc.), follow up on status of requisitions, reporting etc.   Also, may be involved in invoice resolution.  This buyer will also be responsible to address the correct buying channel.  This buyer will work with requesters to increase catalog spend and increase credit card spend.

Required Skills

  • Customer Service skills
  • Ability to “push back” at times regarding buying channel
  • Ability to handle multiple/competing priorities
  • Able to learn and understand the end to end Requisition to Payment Process, Global Buying Policy, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, all other legal/legislative mandates as required.
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to follow a clear SOP


Desired Skills

  • Language Skills - English is a must. Other languages like German, French, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin are a plus
  • Understanding of Performance Excellence tools
  • Ability to utilize multiple software systems
  • Multitasking
  • Desire for a career in GSM


Education & Experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Business/Procurement/Supply Chain Experience (2 years)