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International Sourcing Manager - Ocean

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Singapore, SG, 237994

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56567


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.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.


The International Sourcing Manager - Ocean manages the global ocean transportation spend of Corning. This role owns transportation sourcing and negotiation, supplier relationship management, contract management, spend analytics, and supplier performance. In addition, this role ensures supplier compliance of key corporate initiatives including sustainability, risk management, and supplier diversity program.




  • Strategic Sourcing:
    • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for global ocean
    • Meet business needs as measured in cost, quality, and service
    • Lead bid negotiation with suppliers
    • Lead ocean tender by leveraging Corning’s eSourcing platform
    • Ensure rate card compliance of ocean
    • Ensure rate card completeness and validity for ocean
    • Own global ocean category including APAC regional ocean sourcing
    • Benchmark Corning rates performance with market intelligence
    • Track actual savings of bid results
    • Develop and optimize supplier base
  • Contract Management:
    • Execute global transportation contract with strategic forwarders (ocean)
    • Oversee and complete timely renewals of NDAs (ocean)
  • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Develop programs for ongoing supplier performance measurement
    • Manage escalations of supplier performance issues
    • Lead monthly, quarterly and annual business reviews with key suppliers
  • Corporate key initiatives
    • Develop supplier improvement program for underperforming carriers
    • Drive sustainability program to achieve carbon footprint reduction
    • Support requirements of key logistics initiatives including Freight Bill Audit and Payment, Visibility carrier report
    • Enforce billing and payment process improvements with suppliers
  • Develop and lead cross-functional teams to deliver savings, service improvements and process efficiencies
  • Contribute as a key member in Global Logistics strategic initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and government regulations
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required within the organization




  • Minimum 5 years of experience in logistics sourcing, operations execution, supplier management, and project management
  • High integrity in working relationships with suppliers and internal customers
  • Leadership and innovative skills with global strategic mindset
  • Relevant experience in transportation management system, freight bill audit solutions
  • Customs and trade compliance knowledge are preferred
  • Project management experience, Green or black belt is preferred




  • Collaborative skills with global stakeholders and across functions
  • Strong communication skills
  • Result-oriented and analytical with good presentation skills




  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business/logistics sourcing/supply chain management. A Master of Business Administration degree is an advantage