Master Planner job Hickory North Carolina
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Employer Name: Corning SpiderID: 7972933
Location: Hickory, North Carolina Date Posted: 9/18/2018
Wage: Category: Management
Job Code: 33258

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.
Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware, and equipment to be 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.

Involved in the overall planning, implementation, and optimization of all activities and support required for delivery of products to customers from materials acquisition through distribution. Primary areas include production planning, inventory management, detailed scheduling, conformance to plan and ownership of the master production schedule.

• Utilizes knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and principles in all decision processes.
• Oversee schedules with customer service, suppliers, receiving, manufacturing, and shipping to ensure customer’s requirements are met.
• Utilize MRP system to develop purchasing plans and production schedule for assigned products while balancing operational efficiency.
• Accountability for raw material and finished goods inventory goals driven by strategic stocking decisions based on contract, business strategy, or material availability needs.
• Resolution of material availability for common materials across multiple production lines.
• Coordinates long term supply issues with Divisional Purchasing, Divisional Planning and Product Line Management.
• Supports new product implementation, and coordinates materials for the final release to manufacturing operations; will work closely with project teams and divisional resources.
• Supports product transfer and coordination with both the transferring and the receiving Plants. This activity requires working very closely with divisional resources to assure schedule integrity and inventory management.
• Analyzes and implements solutions or strategies for business problems based on the analysis of the customer’s business goals, objectives, needs, existing systems infrastructure and input from senior personnel.
• Contributes to the achievement of organizational goals through Continuous Improvement Suggestion Program using Supply Chain and lean concepts.
• Performs monthly surveillance of all Planning objectives to assure alignment to divisional goals and strategies.
• Supports divisional procurement, transportation, supplier management and logistics operations to ensure customer’s requirements are met.

Job Requirements:
Travel Requirements: 0 to 5%

Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or similar required

Required Experience:
• 3+ years of experience in plant scheduling or supply chain functions
• Able to work independently in a dynamic business and fast paced manufacturing environment
• Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.

Desired Experience:
• Master’s degree, APICS or CSCMP certification a plus.
• SAP / APO – Length Based planning experience a plus
• Experience across multiple plants or multiple functions.
• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks
• Experience with cross functional collaboration.
• Adaptable and flexible

Soft Skills:
• Collaboration and team spirit
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
• Strong organization skills
• Process oriented
• Computer-literate in Microsoft Office
This position does not support immigration sponsorship.
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: 3
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Amy Vikara Company Type:
Company: Corning
City: Hickory
State: North Carolina
Zip: 28601
Web Site:

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