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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 200031

Company: Corning

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Identify and get aligned with business stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and process by reflecting the expectation of businesses Identify business needs and

• Develop, maintain and execute Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements

• Develop cost saving, inventory reduction and cash optimization initiatives and projects based on deep analytic skill and procurement expertise

• Responsible for negotiation for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategy that achieve sustainable relationship with suppliers by inventing negotiation strategies and tactics

• Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers based on in-depth understanding of culture and procurement expertise

• Manage key supplier performance incl. risk mitigation and business continuity plans where necessary to ensure uninterrupted supply

• Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency • Develop and cultivate effective relationships with suppliers

• Implement supplier agreements/contracts when beneficial by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions
• 25% when travels will resume


Education &Experience

• Bachelors degree required. Masters degree / supply chain certifications preferred (i.e. C.S.C.P.)

• Major in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Required Skills

• Minimum 5 years of global raw materials category management experience. Experience managing industrial minerals, lithium and or other raw materials preferred.

• Strategic Thinking

• Global commodity strategy development and business alignment

• Strong analytical and evaluation skills

• Strong communication skills, both written and oral

• Engaging and capable of building strong internal customer, internal procurement and external supplier relationships

• Strong data analysis skills

• Negotiation/contracting skills

• Self-motivated, takes initiative

• Project Management skills

• Ability to multi-task, manage many changing priorities and be flexible

• Ethical and acts with integrity

• Experience across multiple businesses, divisions and or technologies

• Worked in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and highly matrixed global environment

• Ceramic/Materials Engineering procurement background


Desired Skill

• Results oriented

• Change Management

• Contract writing/management

• Supplier Relationship Management

• Able to address conflicts, seeing them as opportunities

• Ability to find common ground and get cooperation with minimal noise

• Able to access, use and communicate external information for decisions on price, market dynamics and value.

• Experience in e-solutions (use of e-auctions)

• Industry knowledge – strong market, technical and procurement background sourcing raw materials

• Having a technical / engineering background or experience

• Experience in operations or other supply chain materials or logistics

• Can communicate with all levels of the organization globally

• Team Player and interacts well with all types of people

• Ability to establish positive relationships with suppliers and internal customers.

• Self-motivated (driven) • Influencing (persuasiveness)

• Focused listening skills – open to others input and how they can impact an objective

• Risk Taking (challenges to “norm”)

• Process Oriented – uses structured processes to make decisions

• Ability to simplify and organize complex situations

• Able to work without direct supervision but as a team member