Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services job Corning New York
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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services Job

Employer Name: Corning SpiderID: 7784408
Location: Corning, New York Date Posted: 7/25/2018
Wage: Category: Purchasing/Buyers
Job Code: 31486

Job Description:
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.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success. It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation. GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.

Role Purpose:

The Strategic Sourcing Manager is accountable for 1/ Representing all Professional Categories in North America, providing first response support to local requests, dispatching issues and requests to the Category owners within the organization 2/ Develop the Security Category vision with Global Security stakeholder and leads the development and execution of the Global Supply Management (GSM) strategy across businesses and regions. Specifically, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will need to have the experience and aptitude to hit the ground running in order to support stakeholders with the management and delivery of strategic and operational initiatives in the Security area.

Key Responsibilities:

Builds and maintains a robust understanding of internal client’s business strategy, key drivers and current issues to inform the development of product/service implementation strategies that will meet client needs, and which reflect external market trends, competition considerations, macro-economic factors and Corning’s strategic direction.
Develops and/or assists with Strategic Sourcing plans and objectives (short & long term) based on forecasts of future demand and taking into account economic and currency trends and conditions that affect GSM, the business, and the global commodity sourced.
Leads the end-to-end execution and supports the development of Category-based sourcing processes for assessing and fulfilling current and future sourcing needs.
Manages or supports sourcing activities across strategic and operational projects
Liaises with regional internal clients & identifies specific sourcing projects/initiatives for the year including expected savings, resource requirements and associated timescales for completion.
Focuses on rationalizing the vendor base whilst fostering supplier development through supporting the building of a world class internal vendor management capability.
Executes strategies to extract supply-side savings and manage demand-side consumption in order to lower Corning’s Total Cost of Ownership for external spend as it relates to the specified category.
Collaborates with colleagues and influences activities to achieve positive outcomes in the interests of the wider Corning business.
Reports and highlights operational, regulatory and other risks to the Global Category Manager. Takes ownership for sourcing issues and actively participates in their resolution.
Actively supports knowledge management. Continually scans the category and industry environment to gather insights, develops knowledge artifacts and shares with key stakeholders and colleagues.
Owns the Supplier Relationship Management process
Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance.

Job Requirements:
Technical / Experience:

Minimum 7 years of experience in a similar role
Experience in managing complex sourcing projects, ideally in Indirect Category
Strong experience in commercial and contractual negotiations, driving contracts to signature, assuring legal and compliance alignments with corporate control functions.
Strong experience in the category managed.
Ability to politely disagree with pre-defined strategies and to propose convincing alternatives.
Optimist and self-organized with a solid “Can-Do” Attitude
Strategic Thinker as well as an “executer” with emphasis on getting things done in right quality and on time.
Successful, multi-year track record in a sourcing or a Category management organization
Strong team player, able to work in virtual, global teams in a dual reporting matrix organization
Excellent relationship management, analytical, problem solving, financial management, strategic agility, communication, influencing and presentation skills
Excellent communication skills (written/verbal for contract negotiations)
High energy, flexible and with the ability to work in a fast-paced and global business environment

Required Skills:

Fluent in English
Excellent cross-cultural and communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent relationship building capability
Strong analytical and evaluation skills
High integrity
Experience in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, highly matrix environment

Desired Skills:

Procurement background (strategic sourcing) with experience in service delivery
Knowledge of Ariba and/or PeopleSoft

Required experience / education:

Bachelor’s degree
Advanced knowledge in Category Management
Experience in manufacturing – operations, planning, engineering, supply management, or procurement.

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.

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Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 7
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Amy Vikara Company Type:
Company: Corning
City: Corning
State: New York
Zip: 14830
Web Site:

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