4 Mar 2015

Full-Time Transportation Manager, Americas

Corning – Posted by Human ResourcesAnywhere

Job 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.

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.

Scope of Position:

• Oversees daily operations of the Optical Communications Americas Transportation team
• Meets the strategic needs of the Business as measured in transportation & logistics cost, quality, serve and cultures
• Delivers financial results that meet the Global Supply Management & Business objectives
• Effectively communicates successes & obstacles to leadership
• Develops and executes successful strategies for regional transportation and logistics, to include warehousing and 3rd party logistics service providers and transportation providers
• Leads, manages & develops staff and future leaders
• Identifies and drives opportunities for cost savings and logistics network optimization
• Manages transportation sourcing strategy, including contract oversight / negotiation and linkage to GSM global logistics organization strategies
• Develops and leads cross-divisional, cross-functional and cross region teams to deliver savings, service improvements and process efficiencies
• Communicates timely and pertinent data to business leaders to enable decision making
• Ensures compliance with corporate policies and government regulations as required

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Assist in the development of and manage the successful execution of transportation and logistics strategies for Corning Optical Communications ensuring alignment with Global Supply Management’s (GSM) goals and objectives. Responsible for end to end logistics optimization including lane, mode optimization, warehousing / distribution.

Travel Requirements (please note if international): 15 – 20% includes Mexico, Brazil and other international travel

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Monday – Friday (8:00 – 5:00) plus as required

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Technical area


• MBA, Masters in Supply Chain Management
• Certifications from ISM, APICS, CSCMP

Required Years and Area of Experience:

• 8 – 10 years related supply chain experience
• 3 – 5 years supervisory experience


• Logistics experience
• Experience with global organization

Required Skills:


• Live the Corning Values
• Act Quickly and Decisively
• Act with Integrity and Authenticity
• Communicate and Engage
• Demonstrate Drive and Commitment
• Focus on Customers
• Value differences in People and Ideas


• Build Effective Teams
• Develop Direct Reports
• Conflict Management
• Influencing


• Business Acumen
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Problem Solving
• Process Management
• Presentation Skills

Function / Technical:

• Commodity / Supply Chain Expertise
• Negotiation
• Performance Excellence
• Project Management
• Six Sigma & Lean
• Analytical Skills

Desired Skills:

• Mentoring Skills
• Cultural Intelligence

Soft Skills:

• Models Corning Values & the Code of Conduct
• Communicates with honesty, clarity and directness
• Demonstrates initiative and a sense of urgency for achieving results
• Translates customer requirements to team goals, roles and tasks

How to Apply

Apply Online: https://careers.corning.com/psp/PDPAHRPRER/CNG_MYCAREER_SITE/PDGLHRPRER/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&JobOpeningId=177238&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 (Copy & Paste the above link in a new page to apply for this job)

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