Indirect Materials Procurement and Supply Chain Manager
Eastman Chemical Company - Kingsport, TN

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We are seeking candidates with business talent that are interested in broadening their knowledge base across the Eastman Chemical Company strategy for capital project implementation and procurement strategy development Initiatives by applying their analytical skills in conducting strategic analyses of strategic raw materials.

The Sourcing Analyst role will provide informational support and data analysis for the forecasting of various components of capital project and maintenance material and services costs for Eastman Chemical Company.

Data analysis will include: developing supply/demand balances; trade flow models; supplier economics and procurement logistics; understanding long term drivers of pricing (macro-economic, political, supply/demand both global & regional regulation, governmental policy incentives and disincentives, etc.).

Development of procurement strategies by applying analytical skills in conducting strategic analyses of strategic raw materials for indirect materials and capital projects.

The Strategic Sourcing Role will involve commercial negotiations as a result of the implementation of procurement strategies that leverage volumes across multiple Eastman sites.

Extensive networking with other functions internally within the company (business management, procurement, engineering and construction, maintenance, supply chain, etc) as well as externally (industry and trade consultants, customers, suppliers, academia, etc) will be necessary to develop a good flow of information throughout the organization.

Presentations of thorough strategic analyses to Senior Management in a credible concise manner.)


Required Education:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university

Desired Skills and Attributes:
Business acumen and strategic thinking.

Good networking and communication skills.

Computer savvy – power point & excel.

Ability to develop supplier market segmentation, supply/demand models, industry structure analyses and mid-long term forecasts for capital, indirect materials and services.

Ability to assimilate multiple material and equipment commodities into a consolidated forecast for capital project costs.

Ability to translate various material forecasts and industry structure analysis into strategies for sourcing indirect material commodities.

Capital Project execution experience is a plus

Negotiation experience & Contract development is a plus

Ability to represent the company in the proper professional business manner to outside connections ( Suppliers, Customers, Academia, Consultants, etc.)



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Education Level

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

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Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is a global chemical company, which manufactures and sells a portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and...