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Global Logistics Analyst

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Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47673


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Position Scope: Provide analytical leadership & support to build, maintain and optimize the global OFC logistics network – inclusive of freight, warehousing, trade compliance and associated key performance indicators. Align to global OFC business needs, objectives and reporting for spend analysis, cost reduction, margin improvement, delivery performance & process governance across all regions. Work closely with Global Supply Management/GLO to provide the supporting expertise, 3rd party services and solutions for all the above.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate with key OFC business & GSM primes for global logistics network planning, design & implementation
  • Analyze global logistics KPI(s) for end to end network performance; lead &/or support efforts to optimize and improve
  • Manage & maintain the Global Freight Routing Guides for OFC Fiber and Cable; including process governance & control
  • Lead OFC logistics cost reduction initiatives; closely align with all key plants & commercial primes to capture & report margin improvements & related savings in supporting tools & processes.
  • Manage OFC logistics cost reduction portfolio; collaborate with all key functions to manage & improve supporting processes
  • Collaborate with GSM to ensure alignment to & compliance with applicable rules, policies & systems
  • Collaborate with Finance and Regional Logistics Managers for monthly Freight spend reporting; analyzing monthly spend & related improvement actions
  • Logistics lead for 'ad hoc' international shipping requests & support (Engineering, Quality, customer trials, new suppliers, etc.
  • OFC business lead for air/ocean freight visibility tool/process deployment, reporting & management; from booking through delivery (POD).


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management or a related Engineering field of study.
  • 5+ years of related work experience in an operations environment
  • Domestic & international supply chain management; with a focus on freight management, product delivery & cost performance


Required Skills:

  • Ability to learn & manage a complex global product logistics network
  • Strong analytical & cost management skills
  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong process management tools and discipline
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization


Desired Skills:

  • Fundamental understanding of international trade; ability to quickly learn and adapt
  • Logistics lead for supplier/customer title & freight contract terms & conditions
  • Ability to develop & lead key global business projects & initiatives
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team and provide training to others
  • Works well in a collaborative, team-based environment in a global setting
  • Works well with different functional areas (customer service, product line management, finance, supply management, IT, manufacturing)
  • Thinks innovatively and can work easily in a global, multi-cultural environment
  • Acts and makes decisions in the best interest of team
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills


Travel Requirements:

  • 20% domestic travel, primarily within NC. Some international travel may be required


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40+ hours per week.
  • Typically M-F but may require weekends depending on travel schedules or job assignment


This position does not support immigration.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington