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Plant Buyer, CMS

Company: Corning Incorporated
Location: Painted Post
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Plant Buyer, CMS

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    Date: Aug 30, 2023
    Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870
    Company: Corning
    Requisition Number: 61098
    Corning is vital to progress - in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.
    We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.
    Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we're always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.
    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.

    • 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.

    • Provide operational leadership in the manufacture of products to support customers of the Corning Manufacturing Support plant.

    • 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.


      • 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


        • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree

        • Technical degree preferred


          • 1-5 years' experience


            • 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

                Location and Travel:

                • Corning, NY

                • Travel: 5% domestic & international

                  This position does not support immigration sponsorship.
                  The range for this position is $64,934.00 - $89,285.00. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.
                  Corning Puts YOU First!
                  We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning.

                  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our and celebrates you and your colleagues' contributions.

                  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.

                  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career.

                  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.

                  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.

                    Nearest Major Market: Corning

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Keywords: Corning Incorporated, Binghamton , Plant Buyer, CMS, Professions , Painted Post, New York

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