Materials Control Specialist
Corning Incorporated - Corning, NY

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Job Description:Day to Day Responsibilities:
Purchase materials; investigate low cost sourcing options. Develop and maintain material planning models. Establish and manage inventory controls to protect against a production stock-out. Lead cycle count and inventory activities. Manage raw material, process material and finished goods inventories. Develop and maintain production planning and capacity models. Publish master production schedule. Manage shipping logistics. Lead waste elimination (Lean) projects.

Required Education:
4-year degree: Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering.

Required Skills:
Excellent spreadsheet skills (production system and materials management modeling). Proficient with MRP/ERP systems, e.g. PeopleSoft. Lean practitioner; knowledgeable of different material flow models. Familiar with shipping standards. Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.

Desired Skills:
Early-stage manufacturing experience. Winning qualities: flexible; adaptable; willing to work outside of role to move the team forward.

Company Description:
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.
A world leader in industrial research and development, Corning staunchly believes in change. We thrive on seeking new opportunities to make a difference for mankind and bringing them to life.
Our dedicated scientists conduct their research with the highest integrity, finely tuned processes and superb skill. Breakthroughs occur when our researchers leverage existing technologies across product lines or come as the result of a profound moment of inspiration or even as an unexpected, experimental outcome. That is when research is at its most exciting.
We do everything possible to sustain our culture of innovation. We continually invest in research and development to provide our scientists with the resources they need. This has enabled our scientific community to develop a unique ability to solve complex problems and maintain a keen focus on things that really matter -- technologies that improve our lives and change our world.
R&D is the foundation on which Corning’s history has been built, and we have no doubt it will lead us to future technological triumphs.
To know more about Corning's Science and Technology division, please visit the R&D website at:

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Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process...