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Collaboration Development Manager

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94085

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49059


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Engaging with startup companies and assessing their technology and business development focus. Engaging Corning experts who can help with assessment to gain better understanding of potential fit and develop the Corning hypothesis. Establishing and enacting best practices regarding technology scouting and assessment and follow up related to this. Maintaining database of information including notes, literature, patents, agreements, early sample testing. Potential project leadership role of business aligned effort with strong collaboration component. Engagement with Corning internal stakeholders.


Travel requirements (please note if international): Periodic travel within the US– about quarterly. International travel is not anticipated at this time.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: This is considered a full time, 40 hrs/week position.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

Advanced degree in a technology field that relates to materials science, engineering and or processing (or commensurate experience)

Strong connections to S&T leaders and innovators new business development experience


Required Skills:

Early stage technology assessment early-stage diligence of technology based startup companies Track record of establishing and maintaining external collaborations

Project leadership skills


Desired Skills:

Drafting of deal proposals and negotiation of such. It is desired that person is located on west coast, yet not required


Soft Skills:

Tenacity Strong written and oral communication skills; experience communicating with senior leadership.

Dynamic self-starter who can work independently as well as in cross-functional and cross-regional teams. Strong collaboration skillset

Making the case for path forward and driving efforts to decision points; clarifying options for pathways related to decisions


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto