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Plant Buyer, CMS

Company: Corning
Location: Painted Post
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition Number: 46179

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.

Scope/Purpose of Position:

Provide operational leadership in the manufacture of products to support customers of the Corning Manufacturing Support plant. In this position you will lead the activities of production teams to support the objectives of the plant by developing and implementing plans to provide a safe work environment, manufacture quality products, and maximize the efficiency and output of operations

Involved in the overall planning, implementation, and optimization of all activities and support required for delivery of products to customers. Primary areas include authorizing materials acquisition, supply intelligence, supplier/manufacturing capacity knowledge, industry knowledge and transportation cost alternatives.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and principles in all decision processes.
  • Sources and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw materials, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.
  • Coordinate schedules with customer service, suppliers, receiving, manufacturing, and shipping to ensure customer's requirements are met.
  • Support installation of MRP system to develop purchasing plans and production schedule to balance operational efficiency and minimize costs.
  • Coordinate long term supply issues with Divisional Purchasing/Planning and Product Line Management.
  • Analyze and implement solutions or strategies for business problems based on the business goals, objectives, needs, existing systems infrastructure and input from senior personnel.
  • Monitor and coordinate the execution of part number level schedules to meet or exceed delivery targets. Analyze exceptions to determine root causes, identify trends, and implement corrective actions
  • Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follow up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records.
  • Assists management in resolving problems concerning over shipments, shortages and engineering changes.
  • Contribute to the achievement of organizational goals through Continuous Improvement iKaizen Program utilizing Supply Chain and Lean concepts
  • Attend daily department production meetings and provide information & updates
  • Submit weekly & monthly reports that accurately summarize performance

Education Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Technical degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 1-5 years' experience

Required Skills:

  • Experience in manufacturing - operations, planning, quality, engineering, supply chain.
  • Experience as a plant or corporate buyer.
  • Experience with GSM processes and systems.
  • Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, works with minimal supervision, able to work in team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities

Desired Skills:

  • Experience across multiple businesses, division and/or technologies.
  • SAP knowledge and experience
  • Thorough understanding inventory management concepts
  • Basic accounting principles
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • APICS (or similar) certification


  • <5% domestic & international

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, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning

Keywords: Corning, Syracuse , Plant Buyer, CMS, Other , Painted Post, New York

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