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Strategic Sourcing Manager, CM APAC

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Shanghai, China, CN

Company: Corning

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 Description

-             Developing 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 contract manufacturing (CM) portfolio

-             Working with the Business, CM category management, and Buyers on assigned global CM portfolio to prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions

-             Developing and reviewing specifications, statements of work, performance terms and accept/reject criteria

-             Conducting negotiations with potential and/or current major suppliers to obtain maximum value

-             Leading the development and communication of global supply intelligence for contract manufacturing and associated commodities

-             Leading the Supplier Relationship Management process for CM 

-             Developing and cultivating effective relationships with suppliers

-             Developing, maintaining and executing Shared Objectives and Service Level Agreements


Required Skills

-             Contract writing and management including reviewing and approving with a deep understanding of how to write a contract will a dedication to our policies and systems.

-             Ability to act as an influential liaison across groups to quickly find common ground and build consensus

-             Confronts difficult situations while keeping emotions under control and maintaining objectivity

-             Uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts

-             MUST BE FLUENT IN English: “be able to discuss and negotiate technical specifications and terms and conditions in English”


Desired Skills

-             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

-             SAP

-             Project Management


Education & Experience required

-             Bachelor’s Degree


Employee Referral Level: 2