Site Pocurement Lead - Monongahela, PA
Eastman Chemical Company - Monongahela, PA

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This position is located in Monongahela, PA

Assure that all safety guidelines are met within Procurement function to accomplish site safety goals

Responsible for Monongahela site purchasing activities including contract negotiation, supplier selection, and supplier development for assigned suppliers

Implement enterprise and site contracts for manufacturing goods and services as assigned

Investigate sourcing opportunities to develop and lead site cost improvement projects; support Monongahela leadership team in managing MAT costs and cost reduction results at or better than commitments for site; identify and remove barriers to progress

Work closely with raw materials, energy, and packaging commodities contract managers to manage supplier performance for key raw materials. Manage and track Procurement operations metrics in Purchasing Quality Management System (PQMS). Own supplier development programs and manage supplier metrics in PQMS.

Assure that site procurement operations meet internal guidelines, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, and external regulatory/legal requirements

Manage procurement aspects of business ISO quality program requirements

Implement corporate and local Procurement policies and procedures

Execute capital procurement activities for critical spares and new equipment to ensure continuity of site manufacturing operations

Administer procurement card program for site and prepare reports as requested by site management

Drive continuous improvement to enhance process efficiencies in Purchasing, share best practices, and leverage spend opportunities with other sites

Foster relationships with key site leaders and users to clearly understand needs and deliver a high level of customer satisfaction from procurement services




BS/BA degree in Supply Chain/Purchasing/Logistics, Business, Accounting or Technical Fields

Candidate(s) must have a strong strategic focus with a minimum of 6+ years experience in Procurement with a background in purchasing raw materials, MRO, and/or packaging in support of complex manufacturing operations

Working knowledge of procurement systems, purchasing policies/procedures, and purchasing law is required

PC literate; strong familiarity with SAP is required, SAP power user is an asset

Must have abilities in negotiation, teamwork, innovation, and change management

Strong understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements

Professional certifications are a plus (APICS, CPIM, etc.)


Excellent ability to negotiate and close commercial contracts / supply agreements

Flexible in negotiation style as to adapt to different levels or profiles of counterparts in negotiation

Strong persuasive skills

Candidate must exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills, sharp analytical skills, and robust problem solving skills


Self starter, demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive complex projects to closure within deadlines

Internally motivated, capable of setting high standards for self and colleagues

Set example of standards to be attained (professionally, values, behavior)

Strong interpersonal skills

Results oriented, autonomous, tenacious

Have a professional, helpful, assertive and confident manner when dealing at all organizational levels with both internal colleagues and suppliers


Supply Chain

Primary Location




Education Level

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Posting

Dec 24, 2012, 2:22:00 PM

Unposting Date

Jan 21, 2013, 2:22:00 PM

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