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Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Taipei, TW, 105

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46505

 

 

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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

 

 

The Contract Manager will be responsible for coordinating, writing, negotiating and executing contracts and agreements in alignment with the GSM Global Contract Center of Excellence strategy. The Contract manager must bring a strong business and operations acumen and execute with an appreciative balance between business competitiveness, legal compliance, and risk management needs.

 

Scope of Position:

  • The Contract Manager will be responsible for coordinating, writing, negotiating and executing contracts and agreements in alignment with the GSM Global Contract Center of Excellence strategy.
  • The Contract manager must bring a strong business and operations acumen and execute with an appreciative balance between business competitiveness, legal compliance, and risk management needs.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Law Department to maintain and manage the standard contract templates for global usage.
  • Using standard templates, drafts and reviews master agreements and amendments.
  • Issues the standard template and amendments to suppliers for review; tracks correspondence with suppliers and conducts follow ups as necessary.
  • In a coordinated fashion, communicate with members of the Law Department regarding legal terms requiring negotiation.
  • Routes agreements and amendments for internal approval.
  • Address inquiries and resolve issues and serve as contract subject matter expert for categories and GSM business service managers.
  • Creates, maintains and updates various reports within the department to communicate with related approval functions (legal, finance, GSM) contract management expectations.
  • Most activities will be centralized within the Contract Lifecycle Management tool to apply defined contract standards and assure compliance for the region and category.
  • Within all activities, strive to develop, implement and own a consistent contracting approach and process, and to proactively strengthen and support the development of contract knowledge within the business.

 

Required Experience:

  •      Experience in contract management and negotiations
  • Three years of professional-level experience drafting a variety of contracts and agreements.
  • Business degree level understanding of contract law and compliance
  • Problem Solving, Decision Making and Project Management skills
  • Communication (oral & written, internal & external) skills
  • Strong interpersonal and Relationship skills. Can work well in a team environment. Ability to work effectively with different personalities
  • Customer Focused: Understanding Customer Requirements and Objectives and able to work with a variety of business and technical/engineering team members for positive resolutions.
  • Comfortable with enterprise wide systems and able to independently create, analyze and execute business requirements based on system wide reporting.
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills: Ability to lead colleagues in systemized management of contract executions, renewals and amendments. Ability to look at the data and situation and make an informed decision using best judgment

 

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to analyze complex contracts and the resulting business risks.
  • Ideally experienced in facilitating change and driving process improvements.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in working in cross-functional, multi-national company and virtual teams would be an added bonus.
  • Ability to multi-task.

 

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, finance accounting, legal studies or a directly related field.