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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 being 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.


Scope of Position:


As the Plant Planner for our Newton Cable Plant, you will date new sales and stock transport orders that have been entered on to the plant in a timely manner. You will also, update the ATP tools with the latest bookings, ensuring that constrained capacities are not overbooked. Additionally, you will work with the plant, product line management and customer-care to expedite orders as needed. You will maintain lead time databases and communicates changes to lead times to the appropriate parties.


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Day to Day Responsibilities:



  • Optimize finished goods, fiber and key raw material allocation.

  • Move fallout and short length inventory.

  • Release and schedule production orders using various optimization tools and processes.

  • Data analysis related, but not limited to: Capacity Planning, Inventory, Sales Order Entry, SAP, Fiber Supply, freight and other supply chain areas

  • Leading smaller supply chain projects and participating in larger plant or divisional projects


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Performance Metrics:



  • Customer service (Ship to Request, Ship to Promise); overall customer satisfaction measure(s).

  • Plant Level objectives; Cost reduction, Gross Margin, Critical to Quality

  • Schedule Compliance

  • On-time schedule release

  • Order dating cycle time

  • Fallout utilization (STOMP)


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Travel Requirements: We expect this position to have very little travel (0 to 5%)


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Education / Experience:



  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree; Supply Chain, Business, or Industrial Engineering Degree preferred.

  • APICS or ISM certification a plus


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Required Skills:



  • Collaboration and ability to work with cross functional teams

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Process oriented

  • Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross functional team.


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Desired Skills:



  • APO and ERP system (SAP) knowledge and experience

  • Experience in plant scheduling, supply chain functions or customer care functions.

  • Experience across multiple plants or multiple functions.

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks at a time

  • Adaptable and flexible

  • Able to work independently in a dynamic business and manufacturing environment


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Soft Skills:



  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written

  • Strong organization skills


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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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