Supply Network Planner:

Durham North Carolina

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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Job Details:

The Supply Network Planner (SNP) is responsible for the development of the Master Production Schedule (MPS) over an established rolling horizon period and agreed-upon frequency, with global product line focus. With a scope of 0-24 months, the SNP is responsible for converting unconstrained, forecasted product Demand into feasible, capacity constrained short term and long term Supply Plans for the manufacturing sites. Working closely with the each site's Production Planner and Operations, the SNP role entails a focus on the optimization of both supply and inventory, to manage/balance global inventory by product line. The SNP role has ultimate accountability for global inventory for assigned product lines; working with regional partners to ensure alignment of local stocking strategies and balanced inventory replenishment throughout the DC network. The SNP is a key participant and contributor to the Sales & Operations Planning Process (S&OP). The position is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all applicable master data related to Supply Planning, to achieve optimized supply plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an executable MPS for Manufacturing, which balances customer service, material availability, plant capacities and targeted inventory levels
  • Develop inventory and safety stock targets to balance supply and demand with service targets
  • Proactively identify short term supply and demand gaps and propose solutions; proactively create and deliver appropriate communications to key internal stakeholders and trade partners
  • Develop and action allocation strategies with input from key stakeholders during supply shortages
  • Provide long term supply plans, as input into plant capacity and capital planning
  • Conduct global product line capacity modeling/analysis
  • Work closely with the Demand Planning to understand world-wide product demand
  • Lead monthly plant Supply Consensus meetings as part of the S&OP process, and work closely with the Production Planner and Plant Operations to drive alignment of supply plan and production plan, in order to ensure sufficient finished goods supply to meet world-wide demand
  • Monitor and report key service metrics that support shared objectives between supply chain and manufacturing
  • Work closely with regional distribution centers to establish regional inventory stocking levels that meet service targets, and align with global targets
  • As product line SME, work with manufacturing to maintain and optimize planning parameters
  • Monitor slow moving and excess inventory, and support customer returns process
  • Support system integrations, new product introductions, product line transfers or product discontinuation projects, as required

Required Education, Behaviors and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing and/or Supply Chain planning experience required
  • BA/BS is required, preferably in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Operations Management or similar discipline
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and processes (supply, demand, capacity and distribution planning and inventory management)
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving

Desired Competencies:

  • APICS certification (CPIM/CSCP or equivalent)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment coordinating multi-discipline activities
  • Ability to effectively work cross functionally, to use influencing skills, build consensus and drive decision making
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Detail-oriented individual with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to set and communicate priorities and work in a dynamic business environment
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of ERP systems or planning software applications

Key Competencies:

  • Building effective teams
  • Managing and measuring work
  • Directing others
  • Driving for results
  • Presentation skills
  • Priority setting
  • Safety, Heath, Environmental (SHE) compliance
  • Communicate and engage

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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