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Senior Business Procurement Analyst

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Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876 Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51508


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.

Scope of Position:

The Senior Business Procurement Analyst is an active team member tasked with providing analysis, insights, and consultation in the areas of buying, contract and supplier management, spending, performance metrics reporting, system and process improvements. This position assists with implementing projects related to the Global Supply Management (GSM) process roadmap to increase effectiveness and productivity and support overall initiatives. As the subject matter expert (SME) for procurement, vendor, and contract management systems, you will use analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance GSM processes; and are responsible for assembling data, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support procurement operations. This role also supports the training needs within the organization and provides training on all procurement systems as required, assists with power user activities and may lead local power user groups. Technical system understanding aids in the resolution of issues. This role works with the Plant Supply Managers, Demand and Supply Planning, Supply Chain Project Group, and IT to improve/streamline/standardize processes. This position will include a varying level of project work. Expect to participate in cross-functional teams within the division.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strong relationships with the Plant Supply Managers to provide system and process support
  • Develop and implement approved business process changes to more effectively utilize different procurement systems
  • As the SME for procurement systems, provide consulting to Plant Supply Managers and buyers
  • Respond to End User/Power User questions in a prompt and service-oriented manner
  • Ensure business and users are using procurement systems and processes wisely and effectively in alignment with the Corning Buying Policy, Buy Smart Requisitioning program and other GSM initiatives
  • Maintain and develop applicable policies processes, and procedures
  • Maintain and scrub large data sets
  • Provide regular and accurate status reports to Business Supply Manager
  • Provide monthly metrics reports
  • Key team member of new system and process solution project, participating in designing, testing, training and deploying of solution
  • Coordinate with IT and/Enhancement teams on system solutions and testing, and assist with troubleshooting and defining requirements and needs for resolution

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 20%, as required

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40+ hours as required (Monday - Friday (8:00-5:00))

Required Education:

  • Bachelor degree -Could be in Procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, systems engineering, computer information systems, business, or related fields.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in related field (procurement, supply chain, data analytics, system analytics, training)

Required Skills:

  • Experience in query tools, data compilation and scrubbing for trend analysis
  • Strong Microsoft applications skills, advanced Excel,
  • Strong PowerBI or analytical tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, culturally sensitive and willing to collaborate across business units and people in different time zones
  • ERP Application knowledge
  • Business process Analysis
  • Strong Problem Solving
  • Good Project Management and Supplier Management skills, and ability to ‘think outside the box’ to creatively solve a problem
  • Procurement administration, contract management and supplier management
  • Change Management
  • Ability to multi-task; effectively prioritize and manage projects with day-to-day tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact across functions (engineering, supply chain, commercial, manufacturing, etc.) and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated with positive can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Support project execution, ability to engage and interact effectively with internal and external groups to assure project success

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma/Performance Excellence - Green Belt certification preferred or other project management certifications
  • Advanced data analytics skills
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft, ARIBA, SAP

Soft Skills:

  • Team Player
  • Self-starter
  • Rigorous, organized and effective time management
  • Ability to work in high stress environment when needed
  • Ability to influence, negotiate
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Change Agent   

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.

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