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Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager

(Indirect Materials Team Lead)

Role Purpose:

Leads the development and execution of Global Supply Management (GSM) Strategic Sourcing strategies, policies, tactics and objectives for indirect commodities that align and are linked with the business units, commercial, supply chain and manufacturing strategies.  Lead team of procurement buyers and sourcing managers to drive process improvement, cost savings and overall supplier performance



Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and/or assists with Strategic Sourcing plans and objectives (short & long term) based on forecasts of future demand and taking into account economic and currency trends and conditions that affect GSM, the business, and the global commodity sourced.
  • Works with the Business, GSSM, and Buyers on assigned global commodities to prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions.
  • Leads and manages indirect procurement team within North America
  • Develops and reviews specifications, statements of work, performance terms and accept/reject criteria.
  • Conducts negotiations with potential and/or current major suppliers to obtain maximum value.
  • Leads the development and communication of global supply intelligence for assigned commodities.
  • Owns the Supplier Relationship Management process for the assigned commodities.
  • Develops and cultivates effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop, maintain and execute Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements.
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance.



Performance Metrics:

  • Contribution Metrics
  • Critical supplier quality & performance metrics
  • Shared Objectives Score %
  • Global Objectives Performance
  • Strategic/Critical Suppliers and/or % spend Under Contract/Management


Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors):


  • Conflict Management
  • Influencing


  • Business Acumen
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Strategic Agility



  • Contract Writing/Management
  • Negotiation
  • GSM Strategies and Plans
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Total Cost of Ownership


Leadership: This role is a Level 2 role in Corning’s Global Leadership Model continuum. Global Leadership competencies most pertinent to this role are:

  • Act with Integrity and Authenticity
  • Communicate and Engage
  • Demonstrate Drive and Commitment
  • Focus on Customers
  • Value Differences in People and Ideas



  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply management, or procurement.
  • Experience as a Plant or Corporate Buyer.



  • Experience across multiple businesses, divisions and/or technologies.
  • Experience with global manufacturing and business through work or project experience.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.



Pay Grade: Grade D 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00