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Category Management Specialist

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Date: Apr 7, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35611

 

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.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Scope of Position:

Support and coordinate all Categories (direct, indirect, capital, contract manufacturing and logistics) during the Category Strategy development. Coach and train the category team on Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management. Project and operational work in support of centre-led processes and technology.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities: (role within group / projects within group)

 

Category strategy process:

  • Support the category strategy creation process according to the LACE (Lead, Assist, Consul, Educate) model
  • Quickly develop or facilitate internal knowledge for supply market
  • Lead the development of add-ons to the category framework linked to the other COE services (i.e. Collaboration Hosting, Trading, etc.)
  • Help in finding appropriate ways to present complex concepts for executive communications

     

    Strategic Sourcing process:

  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers to develop strategic sourcing strategies in support of business goals
  • Support the category team with TCO, product tear-down, should cost model, etc. analysis
  • Drive adoption and trains the function on the Strategic Sourcing process

    Supplier relationship management and risk management process:

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to achieve targets, improve supplier performance, maximize supplier collaboration and innovation
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)  process management (segmentation, support to Supplier Performance Management) and Risk Management reporting
  • Drive adoption and train the function on the SRM methodology

     

    Project Management:

  • Support the category management governance PMO activities and reporting
  • Facilitate and organize category workshops, meetings, councils, including participation and documentation;
  • Liaise with GSM services, market intelligence, Value Optimization, as requested;
  • Expand the COE IT tools capabilities, Share Points and shared-drives

 

Required Skills

1.            Proficient in developing procurement category strategies

2.            Advance knowledge of Procurement processes and methodologies, in particular: Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management methodologies

3.            Project management

4.            Excellent working abilities with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as comfortable learning additional computer applications

5.            Experienced in working in a multi-stakeholder environment