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Sr. Product Line Specialist, FOX

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

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Sr. Product Line Specialist


  1. Purpose of the position:


The Carrier FTTx environment is a fast paced and rapidly changing space in Fiber to the Home Deployments.  Corning OCS has grown as a leader and expert in this space.  We desire a candidate that is driven to continue to increase our reputation as a market leader and increase our market position with a focus on profitability.


The Product Specialist executes a product line strategy that supports the achievement of desired product line sales, growth and profitability for a subset of the FOX product line, specifically in the Splitter and Indoor Cabinet space.  The Product Specialist needs to understand the key points of the Outside Plant Network and be able to work across functions to achieve Corning OCS objectives  This role is key to make sure people and products work together to create the differentiated solutions that give Corning an edge in a competitive environment.



  1. Job description of the employee’s position and the employee’s responsibilities:


  • Work effectively in a cross functional team to advance the product strategy
  • Develops and vets product ideas
  • Carries out / champions effective, timely product launches
  • Develops and deploys effective product value propositions
  • Lead interface for the CSR, engineering services, pioneers, and sales.  Lead product line support to the customer as requested by sales.  Gives expert advice on industry, customer, and regulatory standards and how our products perform.   
  • Assists internal teams in product, quality, and service issues to lead to a quick resolution for the customer, balancing the needs of Corning and the customer. 
  • Optimizes inventory management by coordinating information flow as needed between Forecasting, Sales, Manufacturing, and other parties.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce complexity and cost reduction in the manufacturing process both at Corning’s plant(s) and the customer site.
  • Understands downstream market requirements and assesses competitive threats and implications for the business.
  • Optimizes pricing levels by establishing pricing strategy, optimizing product premiums, and ensuring value received for product line.
  • Creates short-term and long term forecasts within their responsibilities.
  • Leads PLM elements of project bid and RFx responses.
  • Participates in the development of the product line strategy.
  • Executes the product line plan, including leadership or participation in critical projects to be undertaken for the year.
  • Assists internal team in problem solving to lead the team to a quick resolution for the customer.
  • Collect and distribute specialized reports and key product line metrics for analysis



  1. Employee Qualifications:


    1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business (Masters a plus)
    2. Strong proficiency in written and spoken English
    3. Good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and MS Office in general
    4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and find solutions to a problem by consulting multiple experts/colleagues
    5. Work effectively as a team member and facilitator
    6. Work effectively on multiple projects at the same time and drive them to a conclusion
    7. Experience in Telecommunications and production methods of fiber optic assemblies a plus
    8. Experience in inventory control a plus


  1. Additional Information:
    1. Travel Required – Up to 50% - varies month to month.
    2. Band B or C, depending on applicant’s qualifications


Pay Grade: Grade C 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00