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Project Portfolio Leader - Fiber Capital Programs

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Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405 Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56989


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.

Scope of Position: The Project Portfolio Leader supports our AMT – Fiber Capital Programs teams worldwide. This position supports OFC technology capacity expansions and capital deployments for new technology rollouts including Product, Cost Reduction and Capacity. Key focus is process ownership of FCP’s capital projects and resource portfolios. The position will work closely with the other staff and project managers to determine capital and resource needs for their projects. The position will monitor project performance to capital budgets, schedules, resource timing and help resolve issues as they arise. This position will provide experience and background for future roles in Technology or Project Management.



Day to Day Responsibilities:


• Report to Fiber Capital Programs Manager.

• Facilitate and maintain all aspects of AMT/FCPs capital project portfolio. This includes resource planning, capital forecasting, Planview input requirements, and routine. Capricorn/Capital PMO update requirements.

• Assist Department Manager with scenario analysis for projects, as needed.

• Work closely with staff on determining project needs and determine ways to fill gaps.

• Manage department recruiting/hiring activities, both direct and contingent, to ensure effective and efficient selection and on-boarding of resources. Work closely with resourcing firms on needs and screen potential candidates.

• Lead the capital management process for the group. With inputs from the project teams, managing Planview entries, updates, reports, and periodic reviews. • Assist project teams in the Capricorn process to get funding approval through closing out projects after completion (Stage Gate 4).

• Maintain the department budget for 4 WL based Technology teams, identifying and correcting any discrepancies and facilitating monthly forecast update process

• Supervise administrative resources in the group.


Travel Requirements: ~

<10% Travel, for durations up to 1 week


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40hrs+ M-F


Required Education:


BS in Technical Field Required


Years in area of experience:


5+ years of experience in Engineering,


Project Management or Leadership Required Skills:

• Attention to detail and strong data analysis

• Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

• Effective leadership, organization and planning skills with ability to handle changing priorities

• Works well with others and can facilitate discussions to reach consensus

• Knowledge and experience with project planning tools such as MS Project, risk analysis, and KT decision analysis

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

• Self-starter and able to work in team environment Desired Skills:

• Understanding of project management and financial fundamentals

• Understanding of the Capricorn process.

• Experience with Planview

• Interviewing experience to determine the best candidates for positions

• Knowledge of the Optical Fiber manufacturing process

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington