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Finance Regional Manufacturing Controller, CLS

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Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46605


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.

Purpose of the Position:

This role is a regional financial leader for the manufacturing organization within Corning Life Sciences. This individual will partner with the Global Manufacturing Controller, Regional Manufacturing Manager and other division leaders to deliver key financial, strategic and business objectives. He/she will ensure compliance with local regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Corning policies and procedures and US GAAP. He/she will have responsibility for ensuring that we have the optimal team in place to deliver financial expertise and appropriate decision making support. This individual must be a strong business partner to drive appropriate decision making across all areas of manufacturing cost and strategy. He/she will have responsibility for developing and presenting key components of manufacturing strategy and both short term and long term financial plans for manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implements and ensures business adherence to internal finance controls including data and reporting standards and compliance procedures (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley regulations, internal and external audits).
  • Designs Finance programs, processes, and procedures (e.g. closing, forecasting, budgeting, reporting, inventory tracking) that enable improved cycle time and better decision making in support of the achievement of corporate, function and business goals and objectives.
  • In conjunction with division leadership, develop monthly forecasts, annual plan and five year strategic plan. Monitor monthly results in comparison to forecast and plan and advise on course corrections as necessary.
  • Supervises the closing process to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of reporting with US GAAP, statutory, and tax accounting requirements.
  • Provides finance expertise and decision support to business leaders in support of the regional strategy, goals and objectives
  • Partnering with manufacturing and Division leaders, identifies and assesses the financial implications (e.g., ROPA, ROIC, IRR etc) of investments/acquisitions/divestitures within the business. Recommends appropriate actions to maximize financial performance.
  • Monitors and identifies budget and forecast variances for the division and provides business leadership with insights and perspectives on appropriate actions required to address variances.
  • Supports regional strategy teams, capacity planning decisions.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent technical degree
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP
  • 10+ years total experience; 3+ years in a manufacturing environment
  • Plant Controller experience (within or outside of Corning)
  • Experience leading a team in meeting continuous improvement goals
  • Experience in managing a cohesive staff with collaboration across functional areas


  • CPA
  • MBA
  • Legal Entity Finance Manager experience
  • Experience managing multiple plants and/or regions

Required Skills:

  • Strong financial and accounting background
  • Deep understanding of financial controls
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to be creative in providing financial solutions to business leaders
  • Good listener with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop influential relationships with business leaders
  • Ability to challenge decisions and provide alternative recommendations
  • Culturally sensitive and savvy
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Quick learner

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of distribution models
  • Deep understanding of life sciences markets, regions, products, personnel and strategy.
  • Peoplesoft Supply Chain/SAP Experience

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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