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Supply Chain Capacity Planning, Systems and Processes Manager

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

In the role of Supply Chain Capacity Planning, Systems and Processes Manager, you will be responsible for division-wide capacity planning, supply chain planning analytics, and continuous improvement of processes. You will be responsible for monitoring division asset capacities within the guardian process. We look for you to establish and sustain monthly evaluation of the demand and supply plans to determine impacts to capacity by maintaining medium and long-range capacity plans. You will develop reporting on monitoring new critical metrics – PTP (performance to promise), SC Plan compliance, Inventory Target Adherence, etc. – as well as driving continuous improvement to the demand and supply planning processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Run monthly capacity planning process and align partners (Plant & Business teams) on data assumptions with demand and manufacturing.
  • Lead semi-annual Guardian meetings to provide visibility to leadership teams.
  • Drive improvements to supply chain planning KPI/business intelligence dashboards and reporting tools.
  • Develop supply chain analytics, models, and decision support tools for inventory optimization and medium/long-range capacity analysis.
  • Find opportunities and lead process improvement projects across Demand & Supply Planning globally.
  • Assist the project team with the roll out of SAP IBP, MS BI Analytics, Inventory optimization, supply planning and plant scheduling tools across the division by identifying planning standard methodologies and guiding set-up of planning policies and parameters.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions on supply and demand planning.
  • Drive development of master data processes and governance to ensure reliable performance of supply chain planning systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge on industry and supply chain planning standard methodologies.
  • Represent supply chain on key project teams (Gemstones) to ensure the design and implementation plans effectively address all key customer requirements.
  • Leadership:
    • Establish and lead a culture focused on customers, quality, service and cost with continuous improvement and lean activities.
    • Ensure clear articulation of priorities, targets, metrics and accountabilities to the cross functional team.
    • Drive operational excellence with focus on process management and the use of performance excellence tools Criteria for Performance Evaluation.
    • MBOs as defined by immediate supervisor.
    • Maintenance of Guardian cadences.
    • Monthly capacity reviews.


Performance Metrics:

  • Customer satisfaction performance objectives (strong customer relationships).
  • Operations’ effectiveness and excellence at local and global level.
  • Effective communication within and outside Division supply chain group.
  • Level of execution on project and non-project work.
  • Delivery of accurate supply plans to the plants.
  • Delivery of accurate medium/long term capacity plans to the plants.



  • This role will have two direct reports.


Travel Requirements:

  • 25% domestic and potential for international.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Prefer Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or similar discipline.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years Supply Chain planning experience.


Required Skills:

  • Mastery of supply chain strategy standard methodologies and philosophy in optimizing operations.
  • Leading cross-functional global teams to deliver results.
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and processes (supply, demand, and inventory planning).
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, PeopleSoft Preferred) and MS Office applications required.
  • Understanding of project management concepts and hands on experience as both a team member and leader.
  • Advanced Excel, Access and Power Point skills.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master’s in Business or Supply Chain Management.
  • Prior leadership or supervision experience.
  • APICS (CPIM/ CSCP or equivalent) strongly preferred.
  • LEAN or Six Sigma Certification or equivalent experience.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work without direct supervision and set own work direction within the context of the position.
  • Ability to demonstrate influence within the function and organization.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and demonstrate flexibility across many functional responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong organizational agility with ability to effectively work cross functionally, to use influencing skills, build consensus and drive decision-making.
  • Able to champion and inspire change; builds support for change through clear and continuous communications, sustains changes through ongoing communications, process integration and personal actions.
  • Able to establish clear direction and create commitment.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and focus on details.
  • Ability to set and communicate priorities and work in a dynamic business environment.
  • Desire to lead, develop, and handle others.


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Boston