Plant Technical Buyer Keene:

Keene New Hampshire

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 of Role:

Responsible for assured supply of materials, equipment and services, in addition to competitive costs, minimizing inventories while ensuring optimum materials utilization and supplier performance. Provide technical procurement support for the Corning Specialty Materials Keene, New Hampshire operations and visional procurement support as deemed appropriate.


  • Buying of Metal Machined Components, electrical components and optics
  • Supplier Relationship Management - specified suppliers and outsourcers or supporting role for suppliers managed by other Corporate/Division supply management professionals
  • Commodity and sourcing expertise to support supplier identification, qualification and development
  • Interpret mechanical, optical and electrical engineering drawings, and have a good knowledge base of mechanical machining processes
  • Cost Reduction/Cost Savings Portfolio Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Performance Excellence process participation and leadership on key projects
  • Assist the Global Supply Management (GSM) and Division supply management strategy deployment
  • Lead and/or support the Source To Pay (STP) process

Skills Required:

  • Proven negotiations and contracting skills
  • Self starter
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Team Player

Additional Requirements:

  • Individual must be willing to reside within daily commuting distance of the Keene, NH plant
  • Individual must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Green Card holder in order to support ITAR controlled government programs within the plant and business unit


  • 4 year degree
  • CPSM, C.P.M., ASPICS or other certification is a plus
  • Lean and Six Sigma are desirable

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in manufacturing operations with 2 years of procurement experience

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel outside the U.S.
  • Potential 25% travel within the U.S.

Hours of work/work schedule:

  • Normal 40+ hours per week - 8:00am - 5:00 daily


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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