Product Line Manager, Emerging Applications
Corning Incorporated - Hickory, NC

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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.

Globally, evaluate, determine, and recommend strategic business growth opportunities Lead management of business opportunities from inception through transfer to a receiving product line Create emerging applications vision, strategy and annual plan in accordance with the overall OCS business cycle. Prepare yearly product plans, documenting the business environment, identifying key strategies/initiatives/objectives and executing the same. Develop, update, and drive product roadmap results and prioritize efforts based on determined strategy.Track and prepare for major pricing events. Lead strategy and decisions on major RFQs. Create value propositions that warrant price premiums to Emerging Applications customers. Analyze business financial performance including product costs, sales price, and fixed overhead expenses to identify and prioritize actions/initiatives that maximize profitability. Manage business issues with external customers, external business partners, other Corning divisions, and internal customers. Define and prioritize development prioritization list. Define and recommend manufacturing plan, including: capacity, recapitalization, usage, and efficiencies. Lead teams tounderstand product applications and customer network architectures to identify opportunities for new product development. Manage conflict resolution between commercial and operational groups and make key business decisions involving product line profitability, quality, product development and service.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Math, Science, Computer Science, or other technical field. MBA and/or Masters in technical field highly desired.

Experience Requirements:
7 years experience in customer facing role: sales, marketing, product management, or business development.

Required Skills: (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)
Ability to manage large projects, concurrently. Ability to communicate compelling business recommendations to various organizational levels. Ability to understand technologies, develop roadmaps, establish business cases. Ability to deploy appropriate financial and accounting tools to maximize profitability. Ability to successfully interface with various levels within organizations, both internally and externally. 100% fluent in English.

Additional Skills:
Strong leadership skills. Strong financial and analytical skills essential. Strong work ethic. Ability to think creatively. Knowledge of communication networks and their likely paths of development. Ability to manage conflict. Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and complete within established timelines. Comprehensive computer skills required, including background in spreadsheet, database, and project management applications. Proven ability to manage large, long-term projects.

Operational Requirements:
Must be willing to travel, internationally. Monthly, expect 20% average and 70% peak.

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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...