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Project Manager

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53791


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.

Project Manager


Projects involved with:

The delivery of new product introductions from Technology and lead cost reduction projects for Optical Connectivity Solutions into manufacturing operations. Project management role to drive improvements in OCS division.


Role within the Organization:

  • Lead and run project teams responsible to new OCS process technologies, capacity expansions, and rebuilds in support of overall business objectives.
  • Position requires demonstrated skills in manufacturing engineering, project management and team leadership, comfort with ambiguity, and ability to work across Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing organizations.
  • Engage Core Technology & Development and Engineering resources as needed to drive improvements required.
  • Project leadership and management of complex, large capital project in support of overall business objectives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Project leadership responsibility for assigned projects from AR development through successful execution and transfer to manufacturing
  • Leadership of large, highly matrixed multi-national project teams
  • Satisfaction of key project objectives (safety, quality / performance, schedule, spending)
  • Define and successfully execute project plans that support overall business objectives
  • Development and leadership of effective project teams. Establish roles, responsibilities and competencies required for the project. Builds an effective project team utilizing internal and external personnel resources with the ability to operate and supervise matrixed organizations. Establish receivership requirements for project.
  • Effectively implements all phases of project management methodologies including initiation, planning, implementation and control, and close-out.
  • Conduct project meetings and document key issues, action items and decisions. Communicates and provides guidance to project team members based on organizational goals and company policy
  • Provide periodic project updates to customer and management Communicates project goals, objectives, key status information and overall impact of the project effectively with project team members.
  • Represent Gorilla® Division Engineering in glass and platform development meetings and activities
  • Assist in run planning and leadership of process technology development activities for installations of platforms


Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate approximately 25%-30% for this role (mix of domestic and international)


Required Education and Experience:

  • We require a minimum of a BS Engineering degree or equivalent experience.
  • We are seeking 3 years of experience as a Project Engineer or Project Manager with proven track record successfully delivering complex engineering projects involving multiple technologies, new product / process transfer to high volume manufacturing, and significant financial or strategic impact to the business.
  • Able to develop funding requests and projects (scope, budget, schedule) for assigned activities
  • Able to build, mobilize, and lead teams to successfully deliver project objectives (safety, scope, schedule, cost)
  • Able to work across Commercial, Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing functions as required to deliver project objectives
  • Effectively communicate project status, issues, risks, and results
  • Experienced at influencing technical decisions
  • Work effectively in a matrix team environment


Desired Skills:

  • Project Management Professional or equivalent certification
  • Knowledge of OCS connectorization processes and products
  • Automation vendor management
  • Experience developing capital investment request using structured stage gate process
  • Skilled at conducting and analyzing process experiments using; MEE, Process Excellence, DOE, DMAIC, etc.


Soft Skills:

  • Technical curiosity & enthusiastic approach to solving technical challenges
  • Skilled at delivering results in a multi-functional matrix team environment
  • Uses an analytical thought process
  • Effective communication skills – verbal and written
  • Effective team leadership skills
  • Strong networking skills