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Supply Chain Solutions Manager

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Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51547


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.

Position Scope (Breadth of work required by the job)

Corning’s Global Supply Management Supply Chain Solutions Services (SCS) provides standardization, governance and thought leadership for Supply Chain Production Planning (PTP) processes in the SAP’s S/4 HANA platform. In this role, SCS Manager brings SAP S/4 HANA PTP process expertise for deployment projects in order to translate business supply chain requirements into technical system solutions.  He / she identifies and recommends appropriate SAP S/4 HANA system settings and requirements necessary to realize business planning process needs and validates these through rigorous testing. Last, but not least the SCS Manager documents and delivers training and drives, as a functional leader, group of experienced users (Power users) in the business.

SCS Manager is also responsible for PTP process ownership, leading and owning global change management in PTP area and developing the documentation with best in class practices and recommendations. He / she acts as single point of contact (SPOC) for functional, requirements, improvements and issues resolution for regional Corning businesses and end users.   

Lastly SCS Manager documents and transfers planning process knowledge and recommendations to power users/user responsible to execute the business process steps during and after SAP S4 Hana system deployments.


Position Description (Role purpose and day-to-day responsibilities)

  • Own and deliver PTP subject matter expertise / stream leadership in SAP S4 Hana deployments. Represent PTP in other projects.
  • Champion and promote use of standard planning processes.
  • Document business requirements not met by the platform’s capability.  Assist business process owners to build a process innovation pipeline including in business cases when standards do not meet business requirements
  • Develop and document of PTP standard processes including best practices and recommendations
  • Delivery of PTP knowhow and trainings to end / Business users. Buildup of Business Power Users and PTP BPOs organization.
  • Ongoing Process improvement work with stakeholders to identify opportunities in PTP process area. Leverage process mapping for as-is & to-be status build. Driving alignment on improvements roadmap and implementation execution
  • Actively contributes to the S/4 HANA Operational support organization as a PTP subject matter expert for questions and issued identified by a business


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

  • 5 – 8 yrs. working expertise in ERP system - SAP ECC / S4 Hana 
  • Deep function business process expertise and understanding in Supply Chain, Logistics and Planning (for purchasing, manufacturing) areas
  • Communication skills (up / down and across org to Business)
  • Project and Change Managment experience
  • Problem solving, analytical skills, exceptional follow through
  • Initiative and effectively manage self through a fast-paced environment


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

  • Subject matter expertise in business Supply Chain Plan-to-Produce (PtP) processes and capability stream
  • Work experiences with multiple groups and cross function / region team and matrix organization
  • Process improvement experience
  • Strong organization skills, process rigor, attention to detail, responsiveness
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help others through change
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Open minded
  • Customer focus with emphasis on exceptional project delivery
  • Green Belt training


Education & Experience required

  • BA / BS degree (ideally Business or Supply Chain)


Travel Requirements (domestic and/or international)

  • Ability to work remotely and ability to travel to international locations for duration of up to 2 weeks at a time.
  • Travel will constitute 15% of the role


Pay Grade: Grade D 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00