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Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46244


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.






Daily support/involvement in capital projects assisting the capital buyers with transactional help and problem solving while following the Global Buying Policy.  This position could work on retrieving Non-disclosure agreements and supplier insurance certificates from suppliers, and assist buyers with the following:  e-RFx, e-auction, PO issues, invoice issues, supplier communication etc.  For a more detailed view of possible tasks, see below.  This position will work closely with the PPG transactional team as well as Shared Services.  You will assist capital buyers on special requests and facilitate expediting of emergency orders.  You will be asked to assist internal customers with Requisition to Payment and Procurement processes and procedures.



Stage 1 - Define Requirements
Capital Buyer has the relationship with the business – starts a project


Stage 2 – Select Supplier
Supplier searches
eRFI, eRFP, e-auction etc.
Supplier setups (Ariba – PeopleSoft, SAP)
Onboarding fees
Request / Review supplier docs in Ariba (Agreement, NDA, COI)
Ad-hoc Ariba searches for any necessary docs for suppliers as requested
Supplier training for Ariba
eRFI, eRFP, e-auction etc.
E-auction, e-RFx
ex. – One time buy – or off the shelf – we will run auction; if more complex, we will work with you
Develop a template for RFP
Add/edit content, answer emails, provide back-up – team member on the event
Supplier Capabilities (RFI)


Stage 3 – Produce the Agreement
Work with the contract managers to get agreements completed


Stage 4 – Manage the supplier
Supplier profile information issues in Ariba or ERP
PO set up for progress payments
Invoice/Payment issues
Onboarding Fees


Stage 5 – Assess Performance


Required Skills

•    Communications Skills - working with the businesses, the Global Supply Management function, suppliers and the Shared Services Center
•    Customer Service – working with internal customers and external suppliers
•    Decision Making - must have the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment

  • Multi-tasking and Priority Setting
  • Software competencies - Proficient in Microsoft (Word, Excel - Outlook)
  • Analytical Sills - must display strong analytical qualities
  • Data Analysis - turning data into actionable information
  • English speaking a must


Desired Skills 

•    Operations experience
•    PeopleSoft, Ariba, SAP Procurement knowledge
•    Performance Excellence skills set
•    Problem Solving
•    Team leadership and participation


Soft Skills 

•    Results oriented
•    Detail oriented
•    Able to work without direct supervision but as member of a team
•    Oral communication and persuasive skills
•    Ability to establish positive relationships with internal customers



•    Bachelor's degree 

•    2+ years of experience in similar position