Product Line Manager, Close to Report
Corning Incorporated - Corning, NY

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Scope of Position:
The role of the PLM is to develop & advocate the strategies relevant to her/his stream, working closely with our businesses & functional partners to understand their current needs and future trends. The role is also responsible for working closing with Ops.’ Stream Managers to assist them with their process effectiveness & efficiencies, which includes working with them to achieve and maintain global process standardization, with the PLM being the global process owner. The PLM also provides project management oversight, partnering with the PMs to ensure successful project delivery. The PLM is also expected to interface with the industry to understand best practices, trends, and what constitutes world class performance. This knowledge is necessary for the development of the product-line strategy (& roadmap).

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Strategic planning and execution for existing and new services Global process owner responsible for standardization, enhancing process effectiveness and efficiencies utilizing LEAN and PEx tools and facilitates business unit integrations and process/service expansions Advocates world-class performance, compliance & excellent customer service Provides project management oversight
Travel Requirements (please note if international): International – 15-20%
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 8-5

Required Skills:
Project management experience Experience working with cross-functional & global teams Minimum yellow-belt certification in PEx tools and theory Decision-Making/Problem Solving Skills - makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, experience, judgment, & wisdom. Able to make quick decisions; using rigorous logic & methods to solve difficult problems Understanding of ERP functional process

Desired Skills:
Corning Shared Services or other process-intensive experience Operational experience – complex organization and large group leadership Certified Greenbelt International work experience; including experience managing change globally Engineering work experiences

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree (CPA) – Required MBA – Desired

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
Communication/Leadership Skills - facilitation, listening, negotiation, presentation, speaking, & writing skills. Ability to influence others while managing-self. Self-Confidence - provides current, direct, complete, actionable, positive, and corrective feedback. Addresses problems directly and quickly and isn’t afraid to take an unpopular position when necessary Global Experience - knowledgeable of how Corning's global teams work and knows how to get things done through formal & informal channels Customer Focus/Interpersonal Skills - proactively seeks firsthand information from customers in order to improve services and meet expectations. Relates well to everyone, inside & outside the organization; building constructive & effective relationships Leadership and ability to influence others; interaction at all levels of the organization

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.

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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...