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Company Name:
Corning
Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):
To execute procurement strategies to manage sourcing of products and services while continuously identifying and implementing opportunities to lower total cost and mitigate risk.
Assists with the overall planning, implementation and optimization of all activities and support required for procuring products and services from requisition through delivery and invoice processing. Primary areas include procurement of indirect products and services, supplier management, logistics operations and process support for the Corning Optical Communications commercial office in Hickory, NC.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Ensure compliance with the Global Buying Policy (GBP) along with standard Global Supply Management (GSM) processes and tools.
Manage or provide support for specified GSM projects as assigned by hiring manager.
Promote and proliferate utilization of procurement tools (P-Cards; E-procurement/E-sourcing, requisitions, and purchase orders).
Works on assigned projects to prepare and solicit competitive bids, quotations, and proposals with pertinent specifications, terms, and conditions.
Facilitates the quote process by receiving and verifying completion of Scope of Work (SOW) document in accordance with policy.
Negotiate, develop, and manage indirect and service agreements and contracts as assigned by the hiring manager.
Manage suppliers, consultants, etc. and interface with appropriate departments in the delivery of materials, components, equipment, and services while ensuring assurance of supply and best cost position scenarios.
Manage and resolve NDA, COI, and contract conflicts for Optical Communications commercial office.
Resolve Vendor Add/Maintenance issues as identified by Shared Services or functional departments.
Participate as an active member of cross-functional process improvement teams as assigned by the hiring manager.
Serves as primary back-up for procurement support for Corning Optical Communications Technology and Engineering Groups in Hickory, NC.
Supplier Diversity
Supports the Supplier Diversity Manager with program management objectives and program performance enhancements.
Responsible for providing timely and accurate Supplier Diversity reports to customer base.
Manage, track, and report Supplier Diversity performance against targets and objectives.
Assists in the on-going support and mentoring of business and functional personnel relative to Supplier Diversity program requirements and opportunities.
Back-up and/or assist Supplier Diversity Manager with community outreach efforts.
Travel Requirements (please note if international): Minimal travel required. Travel to Corning locations and supplier sites for site audits, quality resolution, price negotiations, supplier business reviews, supplier development, or project coordination. Travel may also include travel associated with supplier diversity program outreach and training and development.
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
Regular office hours (8:00 - 5:00) Monday - Friday
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree (Supply Chain, Business or Technical Field Preferred) or Associates Degree with minimum of 2+ Years relevant experience
Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess):
Strong analytical abilities with attention to detail.
Demonstrated decision making and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, throughout all levels of the organization and externally.
Solid organizational and time management skills.
General computer skills, including spreadsheet and PowerPoint
Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):
Education, experience, training, or certification (CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CPIM, CSCP) in a supply chain function
Contract negotiation, purchasing, or supply chain experience
Project management experience
SAP procurement experience.
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
Results oriented, self-motivated
Customer focus: Able to gather and understand customer requirements and objectives
Effective team player
Strong Customer Focus
Team Player
Interpersonal Skills Able to interact with others in a team environment. Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated Drive and Commitment
Confident and Adaptable
Values Diversity in People and Ideas
Apply online at:
https://careers.corning.com/psp/PDPAHRPRER/CNG_MYCAREER_SITE/PDGLHRPRER/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&JobOpeningId=174797&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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