Site Procurement Lead

Job Requisition ID:  51392

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Role Profile

The Site Procurement Lead is responsible for driving purchasing and indirect supply chain activities and aligning resources to optimize site procurement efforts and ensure compliance to internal guidelines, SOX requirements and legal requirements. They strive to optimize procurement, inventory, and GMN structure across all material and service categories and across capital purchases. In addition, they champion corporately participating in maximizing leverage by aligning with corporate procurement efforts. 


This position will be based at our manufacturing site in Martinsville, Virginia.



  • Assuring that all safety guidelines are met within the Procurement Department to accomplish site safety goals
  • Responsibilities for site purchasing activities including negotiation, supplier selection, and supplier development for assigned suppliers
  • Providing site leadership for the implementation of enterprise and site contracts for manufacturing goods and services
  • Investigating sourcing opportunities to develop and lead site cost improvement projects; manage costs and cost reduction results; identify and remove barriers to progress
  • Working closely with category manager to manage supplier performance for key materials. Managing and tracking Procurement operations metrics in key systems as needed. Owning supplier development programs and manage supplier metrics. 
  • Assuring that site procurement operations meet internal guidelines, SOX requirements, and external regulatory/legal requirements
  • Managing procurement aspects of business ISO quality program requirements
  • Implementing corporate and local Procurement policies and procedures
  • Monitoring/Executing capital procurement activities for critical spares and new equipment to ensure continuity of site manufacturing operations
  • Monitor procurement card program for site
  • Perform day-to-day operational activities including establishment of purchase orders and outline agreements, expediting of deliveries, resolution of invoice discrepancies/complaints and non-conformance.
  • Driving continuous improvement to enhance process efficiencies in Purchasing, sharing best practices, and leveraging spend opportunities with other sites 
  • Coordinate the relationships with site management and other functions
  • Leading and developing site Procurement personnel; execute employee development and coaching processes; as applicable
  • Managing Purchasing cost center budget to targets
  • Ensuring optimal outcomes consistent with strategic procurement priorities
  • Fostering relationships with key site leaders and users to clearly understand needs and delivering a high level of customer satisfaction from purchasing services. 

Required Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business-related, engineering, or technical discipline 
  • Five years of procurement experience preferred. 

Functional Skills and Capabilities

  • Ability to negotiate/close commercial contracts/supply agreements
  • Adaptability in negotiating style
  • Strong persuasive skills and influencing ability
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong follow-through
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking Skills
  • Robust problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Listen to needs and develop training strategies to help support educating end-users on procurement processes and procedures

Join us!

Join us at Eastman and be part of a dynamic team driving innovation and excellence in packaging procurement. Apply now and let's shape the future together.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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