Product Line Manager, Fiber Optic Connectors

Company Name:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Corning's 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.
With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully-optimized optical solutions.
What we do is life changing. Our innovations help customers keep pace with the world's insatiable demand for bandwidth, accelerating the delivery of information and keeping the world connected to the important people, places and things that enhance our lives.
To know more about Corning Optical Communications, visit us at:
Purpose of Position
The Product Line Manager develops and executes a product strategy that supports the achievement of desired product line growth and profitability under the guidance of the PLM Vice President. Success is achieved through orchestrating business activities of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Product Development and Manufacturing. The PLM leads the product team
Key Responsibilities
Leads a Product Team to:
Develop market insight through strategic assessments of the Market, Customer, Competitors, and CCS Capabilities
Creates effective Product Line vision, strategy, critical projects, roadmaps, and plans (1 and 5 year)
Manage financial and market performance of the product line
Drive action throughout the organization
Develop and execute an IP and standards strategy
Manage priorities and constraints
Develops and communicates product long-term forecasts
Establishes Product pricing strategies and manages requests below strategy
Structures Product Specialist and Product Coordinator work within the Product Line
Manages the P&L;, driving teams to support the product line strategy and profitability goals.
Critical Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors)
Conflict Management
Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities.
Read situations quickly.
Can work through tough agreements and settle disputes equitably.
Strategic Agility
Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
Has broad knowledge and perspective
Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Business Acumen
Understands the impact of each product-related decision to the product line's P&L; and balance sheet.
Understands the financial and operational (commercial, technical, manufacturing) levers of the product line and considers them when making product-related decisions to strengthen the product line's business case and optimize its returns to the company.
Decision Quality
Makes good and timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
Turns out to be correct and accurate in most of his/her solutions and suggestions when judged over time.
Problem Solving
Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
Looks beyond the obvious and doesn''t stop at the first answers.
Matrix Management
Creates effective methods to distribute information and knowledge across and outside of the product team.
Develops alliances with and understands the perspective of others outside of product team.
Uses diplomacy and tact to handle and diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Exercises the appropriate indirect influence over Product Team members to ensure their engagement and commitment to the work.
Establish Direction and Create Commitment
Creates department/business unit goals and strategies in alignment with company priorities.
Involves others to gain commitment to overall business direction.
Communicates business direction in a way that inspires employee commitment.
Job Title: Product Line Manager, Fiber Optic Connectors
Reference #: 175241
Bachelor's Degree - General.
MBA or equivalent demonstrated experience (i.e., extensive experience in business).
Demonstrated track record of managing projects.
Demonstrated track record of leading multi-functional teams.
Work experience in a Commercial / PLM function.
Bachelor's Degree - Engineering, Applied Science, or equivalent demonstrated experience.
Experience managing people.
Financial analysis and accounting experience.
Work experience in Manufacturing and/or Development.
Work experience in a Strategy group.

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