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Supply and Inventory Planner, China

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Date: Apr 21, 2019

Location: Shanghai, China, CN

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35270


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Ongoing Tasks

  • Develop supply plan with regular supply gap review and execute inventory planning, and optimizing overall finished goods inventory to support Asia business
  • Engaged on S&OP process and plant supply review weekly and monthly
  • Identify potential (high) business impact issues and clearly communicate the issue to the management with solutions and action plan
  • Supply response in time to demand spikes, production shortages, transitions, etc. for required service and consistent delivery
  • Regular review inventory planning alerts and optimize inventory plan
  • Document and implement standard procedures in QMS, and able to initiate and lead projects to improve with PEx tools
  • Be an active member of cross-functional teams focused on process improvement, cost reduction and supply chain issue resolution  
  • Update KPIs on a regular level, and take the initiative with data analysis to identify opportunities and improve
  • Regular SLOB review and minimize inventory write-off
  • Finished goods replenishment and procurement including MSR / PO placement, etc.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders within Corning and work intensively with other departments (e.g. customer service, logistics, division planning)



  • Each employee regardless of their position at Corning is required to assume responsibility for their own actions and to take positive steps in assisting their follow workers in support of a safe working environment.
  • Employee is required to ensure that the Safety Rules and the Standard Operating Procedures are obeyed.
  • Employee is required to immediately record and investigate the circumstances and causes of accidents/near missed and to take the appropriate action.
  • Employee is required to rectify any condition considered unsafe.
  • Employee is required to pro-actively support the Health and Safety Team.
  • Use knowledge of security, health and safety procedures to develop policies and practices to ensure safety and security for employees and goods and a safe and healthy environment on site.Continuously improve the overall health and safety performance of the company.


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor degree or above in supply chain, economics, business administration of equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ related experience in planning role in manufacturing or distribution
  • Work experience in multinational matrix environment.



  • Experience with PeopleSoft/SAP IBP/Power BI


Required Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Chinese and English.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and related Microsoft office software
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Planning process knowledge correlating with supply chain processes and customer satisfaction
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong understanding of planning processes, technologies, methods, etc.
  • Excellent change management skills and ability to understand the impact of change
  • Ability to set and communicate priorities and work in a dynamic business environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – able to interface with customers at all levels and internal colleagues
  • Strong listening skills
  • Rigorous, detail oriented, strong follow up skills, and able to work under pressure
  • Process oriented, able to establish/design, implement and measure processes effectively
  • Maintain composure under pressure
  • Proactive problem solving, ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, takes initiative Organized and able to multi-task


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