Global Supply Chain Process Manager

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Role Summary

  • Define Global Supply Chain strategies linked to the business strategies and regional supply chain strategies for Corning Optical Communications (COC).
  • Evaluate and recommend how to optimize the global capacity, capability, and cost opportunities within supply chains to meet customer and delivery goals



  • Maximize scalability, and adaptability to change, including market and business needs
  • Ensure strategic alignment to product life-cycle
  • Work collaboratively with sales, marketing and manufacturing management throughout the globe in the development of accurate demand forecasting and balanced production and inventory planning
  • Lead decision analysis process to determine optimal manufacturing location(s) for OCS products (internal and external) and reach consensus on decision with VP Manufacturing.
  • Assist in the development of supply chain strategy and roadmap
  • Work collaboratively with Regional and Plant resources to:
    • Mentor and support regional supply chain managers
    • Aggregate demand information and facilitate global loading of demand with global supply
    • Highlight global challenges and opportunities (excess capacity and capacity shortages that impact cost and delivery) and drive capacity decisions to resolution
    • Develop and maintain global capacity models fed by regional models
    • Drive supply chain flexibility in staffed capacity allowing production lines to ramp quickly to capture upside revenue opportunities
    • Support Product Team 1 and 5 year plan presentations
  • Partner with cross functional stakeholders to ensure optimal balance between customer service levels, inventory and asset utilization
  • Leads the global S&OP process to resolve significant current/potential supply performance problems, demand bias, instability or error rates



  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Supply Chain degree preferable
  • 8 + years’ experience in Manufacturing or SC Operations with demonstrated track record of results
  • Mastery of supply chain strategy best practices and philosophy in optimizing operations (Capability)
  • Understanding of process flow from fiber to finished solution (Capacity)
  • Ability to align and build teams to deliver results (Influence).  Able to get things done by influencing resources across the globe that are not direct reports and may have conflicting regional priorities
  • SAP knowledge or understanding
  • Understanding of product and regional demand
  • Financial acumen (understanding landed cost and VAT to drive decision making)
  • Ability to simplify complex situations and deal w/ ambiguity
  • Experience in project management and superior organization skills
  • Strong communications (particularly upward within a global organization), leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of influencing a variety of key stakeholders to deliver results
  • Ability to establish direction, work across multiple work streams, create strategy, and execute
  • A leader in impacting performance and delivery of internal service
  • Proven leadership and change management skills
  • Assertive with a strong results orientation
  • Minimum 30 % travel time
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


Preferred Requirements

  • MBA or Masters degree
  • Professional certification in supply chain management, operations, or engineering (APICS, PMP, Six Sigma)


Location: Can be based either in Hickory, NC or Keller, TX

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Full time
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216, US