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Supply Network Planner -Remote

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876 Texas, TX, US New York, NY, US Connecticut, CT, US Maine, ME, US Massachusetts, MA, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49810


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.

This position will support the Corning Life Sciences Supply Chain Planning and Operations processes. Responsibilities will include support for the ongoing operations metrics reporting objective setting and modeling of operational scenarios in support of our planning processes (Demand, Inventory and Supply). This position will be the lead on supply chain data analytics and will develop, manage and communicate reporting and analytics critical to the supply chain organization. The Supply Chain Network Planner will collect data and provides actionable insights, analysis and proposal for decision making to reduce supply chain cost and improve service. This role is critical to execute CLS supply chain transformation strategy, analyze the root causes and drivers to identify optimization opportunities and implement to reduce inventory while improving service. This role will require sophisticated analysis and data modelling along with the optimization and automation of reporting tools to improve operational efficiency and supply chain visibility. This role will take the lead to report operational KPIs for the end-to-end supply chain, analyze and identify gaps and support executing identified solutions and optimized business processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop and enhance supply chain analytics, models, and decision support tools for supply planning

  • Proactively monitor, manage, and follow-up on potential business impact risks and provide preferred solutions, which enhance business performance

  • Undertake analysis and modelling to support Supply Chain performance

  • Analyze cost savings opportunities

  • Analyze root cause on service and performance issues, and implement corrective action

  • Responsible to Run operational KPI targets (e.g. Case Fill, Order Promise, Backorders, Steris)

  • Responsible to inform the stakeholders on key metrics, reports and analysis which will support Supply Chain Performance

  • Maintain current knowledge on data analytics best practices. Develop and utilize linkages with other Corning business and corporate on data analytics best practices.

  • Update master data, KPI and analysis reporting on a regular level, and automate reporting tool with training to improve reporting efficiency and effectiveness

  • Implement and document standard procedures and propose and/or implement improvements.

  • Be an active member of cross-functional teams focused on process improvement, cost reduction and supply chain issue resolution Leadership

  • Establish and lead a culture focused on customers, quality, service and cost with continuous improvement

  • 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

  • Work effectively across the entire global supply chain organization and ensure alignment and standardization of metrics and reporting in all regions and locations.

  • Communicate performance metrics effectively across the organization. Effectively utilize the division Business Information system (BI Tool) to share data, reports and intelligence.


Travel Requirements:

  • 25%


Required Education:

  • Bachelors in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics or equivalent


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain systems: forecasting, planning, inventory management, warehousing and distribution

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes

  • Technical education and experience in query tools, data compilation and manipulation for trend analysis and suggested solutions.


Required Skills:

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Experienced with Project management and Six Sigma methodologies


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Power BI, Python, SQL query creation, SAP IBP



Soft Skills:

  •  Ability to work/build relationships in an international multi-cultural matrix organization

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (customer focused, enabling, engaging).

  • Results oriented, detailed oriented, rigorous, forward looking.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.

Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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