Supply Chain Manager
Corning Incorporated - Midland, NC

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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.

Job Description:
Provide leadership through collaboration with peers both within and external to CO to develop and execute the regional and global TBG Supply Chain strategy as well as the plant's business strategy. Serve as the primary owner of CO scheduling, inventory and production plans and control systems. Provide forward looking plans for inventory to ensure excellent customer service (internal & external) and excellent inventory turn performance. Track plant inventory performance on a detailed level. Serve as the primary liaison to the customer service and downstream plants for CO in demand and capacity planning and associated master production scheduling. Ensure excellent internal and external customer service Manage the procurement of all materials, operating supplies, and services. Forecast expected material usage based on production forecasts and historical usage rates, and monitor systems that are in place to provide all necessary raw materials in a timely fashion. Continuously identify and implement improvements. Change agent around continuous improvement. Develop supplier partnering through beneficial relationships and/or contracts. Identify and capitalize on material procurement opportunities which will reduce costs and or plant inventories. Apply principles of Lean Manufacturing to eliminate non-value added activities. Participate in Cross Division activities to capitalize on economies of scale and synergies.

Take proactive role in ensuring a safe workplace Actively participate in the development of CO's total safety culture. Support safety improvement efforts through providing resources to improvement teams. Uphold plant standards for safety and housekeeping. Develop Supply Chain staff to allow them to achieve their full potential while achieving personal, department, and plant objectives and initiatives Effective recruiting, training, and mentoring of employees. Manage employee performance through clearly communicated expectations and evaluating their performance against specific, measured objectives or targets. Communicate for understanding company and plant measures, goals, and initiatives. Create a work environment which encourages process ownership, engagement in the business, and accountability. Recognize excellence in a concrete fashion when it occurs.

Education and Experience:
B.A./B.S. Business or Technical degree, 8-10 years of relevant work experience MBA or Supply Chain degree, preferred

Required Skills:
Prior experience in a scheduling or planning role Successful and proven supervisory, team leader and/or section supervisor experience in a manufacturing plant environment. Experience and accountability for developing, implementing and driving results for MBO’s and manufacturing line metrics. Proven capability to manage, coach, direct and develop salaried exempt and nonexempt employees, training in employee effectiveness, conflict resolution, coaching, listening skills, supervisory effectiveness. Desired: Certified Green Belt certified in Performance Excellence, Lean and DMAIC methods. Training, understanding and demonstrated competence in cost accounting, managing for profitability. Trained and experienced in fundamentals of safety and health. Experience managing the talent development strategy for the department, including programs to attract, develop and retain key talent. Exposure to multiple manufacturing processes and corporate network and resources. Has participated or led a cross-functional team in a manufacturing environment responsible to deliver key improvement initiative or cost reduction program. Experience and competence of innovation and new product development and delivery, has participated or led a project team responsible to develop and/or launch a new product into manufacturing. Experience in collaborating, interfacing and communicating upward and outward (Plant, Business and Division).

Soft Skills:
Ability to work within a team environment (strong team player) Proven self-starter – able to effectively manage high levels of uncertainty and change

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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...