Supply Chain Section Supervisor Shipping/Receiving- Concord, NC

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Are you interested in Life Changing Innovation? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the worlds greatest innovators. We solve our customers most complex problems that others cant or wont. Collaboration, Innovative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons world class professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the worlds fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
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With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully-optimized optical solutions.
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Ongoing Tasks
Acts as a leader for safety in the department and ensures a safe working environment for all personnel.
Leads daily safety huddles, participates in weekly management safety walks, and quarterly safety team meetings.
Reports, investigates, and tracks all safety incidents and corrective actions to closure.
Provides leadership and management in the overall operation of a supply chain section.
Directly or indirectly supervises all section personnel in the processing and shipment of all preform and fiber shipments from the plant. Also directly or indirectly supervises the receiving operations for the plant.
Manages ATA for 8 and 12hr employees as well as approves time for contractors.
Utilizes models to determine personnel levels and maintains adequate staffing on all shifts. Posts 8 and 12hr OT on a weekly basis as necessary.
Provides employees with concise and accurate documentation and communication of variances in process, procedures, or shipping priority, along with corrective action taken on a daily basis.
Resolves personnel issues at the first level whenever possible, utilizes the progressive discipline process as appropriate, and works with HR for discipline issues above the first level (as necessary).
Counsels subordinates in career development and maintains employee skill level consistent with the prescribed standard operating procedures. Guides, involves, and motivates employees within the department.
Coordinates and participates in the training of new employees/contractors, conduct refresher training with experienced employees, and review/maintain training materials.
Conducts at least 3 IGO sessions for all employees during the year.
Ensures adequate storage and capacity planning for the Concord ASRS via capacity models.
Responsible for meeting quality specifications and maintaining the systems and actions necessary to ensure compliance with department certification programs, quality System Audit Program, and ISO registration.
Responsible for meeting or exceeding customer service objectives including: error free shipments and ship-date compliance via the tracking of missed requests and missed promises.
Works closely with WL and N6 planning groups as well as customer service in NY to ensure error-free customer shipments by analyzing long-term and weekly shipment requirements vs. capabilities.
Works closely with Engineering and MET for project work, equipment changes, and troubleshooting.
Coordinates with MET on the scheduling of all PMs and related production equipment downtime.
Manages finished goods packaging inventories (crates and boxes) and writes replenishment packaging POs for department.
Assist in preparing operation budget and forecast.
Maintains and enforces all housekeeping and safety regulations, including the handling of hazardous materials, maintenance of housekeeping standards, and effective WPO of the area.
Attends daily production meetings for the area and the plant and reports results for the section.
Prepares and submits monthly period reports that accurately summarize performance for the section and tracks related metrics.
Project Tasks
Act as a receiver for all projects that impact the department.
Implement appropriate procedures for daily production control.
Identify and implement programs to improve section performance and/or reduce operating costs.
Support new process/product development to meet market needs.
Provide operational inputs for equipment/process design.
Identify and ensure safety compliance during project design, construction, and implementation phases.
Ensure new processes and equipment meets all production requirements.
Implement appropriate procedures for daily production control.
BS or MS in Engineering strongly preferred.
2 to 4 years Engineering and Manufacturing Experience.
2 to 4 years supervisory/leadership experience.
Technical background and related in-plant experience.
Strong decision making and prioritization skills.
People management skills.
Strong communication skills (within team, within plant, external to plant).
Coaching/Teambuilding skills.
Conflict resolution.
Professional attitude and behavior.
Demonstrate production adaptability and flexibility to market changes.
Ability to initiate and implement improvements to the sections performance.
Ability to develop and maintain a high performing work team.
Ability to work as a constructive, contributing member of team.

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