Buyer - Experienced

Job Requisition ID:  49852

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 



•    Responsible for procurement of the assigned raw materials, goods or services while utilizing negotiations, employing market knowledge to obtain best pricing and best supply situation for Eastman
•    Processes and documents all Procure-to-Pay transactions in an efficient and accurate manner by working with the Sourcing Managers, Accounts Payable and key stakeholders in the plant
•    Obtain and analyze pricing bids, spot buys, and quotes to determine proper sourcing of indirect materials, and/or services
•    Negotiate pricing, payment terms, and exercise a high degree of independent judgment to manage vendor relationships
•    Identify and implement cost savings and avoidance opportunities without impacting service levels
•    Work to minimize the total cost of transactions.
•    Initiate set up process for new vendors.
•    Resolve blocked invoice issues.
•    Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws 
•    Assist with contract development and entries into contract management system 
•    Seek to become the expert and source of advice in area of assignment.


•    Bachelors degree in supply chain preferred.
•    Minimum of 2 years of procurement experience preferred.
•    Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 
•    Strong interpersonal skills; able to forge and collaborate with internal customer/external supplier relationships.
•    Understanding of contracts and commercial terms 
•    Comprehensive knowledge of purchasing and basic understanding of supply chain management
•    Expertise in SAP and/or SAP-Ariba data processing systems preferred
•    Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization; Adaptive to change, uncertain circumstances, embraces challenges 
•    Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to work in team environment and demonstrate leadership
•    Negotiation skills
•    Comfortable with conflict

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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