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China Training Operations Manager

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Shanghai, China, CN

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35072


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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 Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.

Purpose of the Position:

Oversee and manage China training operations across business units / plants / locations to effectively assist in training effectiveness;

Manage training support including training planning, activities and programs for CI RHQ organization and its hosted clients.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Do training needs analysis for China and coordinate the training needs to draft regional training plan.
  • Coordinate training program implementation, liaise with vendors, trainers, local coordinators
  • Support HRBP for program consulting and resource recommendation
  • Build and develop internal resources pool and platform in the region
  • Assist and Coordinate RHQ training budgeting and cost allocations
  • Lead China learning council to set up regional platform where to share learning practices for continuous improvement as well as resource sharing.
  • Coach China LTCs in CLC data administration and training administration operations
  • Identify opportunities for standardizing China learning programs.
  • Set up data base China training activities to improve training management and deliver training report for the region and RHQ
  • Partner with internal stakeholders, subject matter experts and regional TD COE regarding instructional design.
  • Network with China BUHR and regional TD COE and WD&L to streamline overall China training processes and more effectively manage learning
  • Liaise with GSM, regional TD COE to source external courses/opportunities to complement standard curriculum
  • Lead or support training projects and events wherever needed


Education & Experience:

Bachelors Degree (required)

  • Graduate Degree in HR-related academic discipline (desired)


Desired Skills:

  • Over 6 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist combined)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in training management
  • Work experience supporting multiple divisions / entities
  • Successful track record in the design, development and deployment of regional or cross business/entity training/HR processes or programs
  • Successful track record in partnering with external providers / vendor management
  • Experienced in learner-centered training delivery and instructional design
  • Six Sigma experience /Greenbelt certification
  • Strong communications skills, negotiation and strategic thinking
  • Proven needs assessment and gap analysis skills


Soft Skills:

  • Subject Matter Expertise in two or more of the following areas:  talent planning/people planning, organization development/organization design, change management, leadership assessment, executive coaching, executive development programs, leadership development, learning, surveys, workforce planning, talent metrics/data analysis.
  • Consulting skills
  • Coaching and development
  • Customer service orientation
  • Facilitation/presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Team focused and collaborative
  • Business acumen
  • Results oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Expertise with PowerPoint and Excel

Employee Referral Level: 2