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Procurement Center of Excellence

Job Requisition ID:  44594

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 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

The Role


The candidates might be already located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hyderabad or Asia Pacific Region.

The primary role of Procurement Analyst consists of leading Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) activities for a wide range of business processes, technology systems and global stakeholders.   You support those executing Source to Pay (Sourcing, Contracting, Buying, and/or Pay) processes by leading and/or participating in efforts to improve and sustain processes, solving problems as they arise, supporting relevant technologies (e.g. SAP and SAP Ariba), integrating new systems and approaches and delivering training to new team members. Reporting to the Director, GSP Center of Excellence and Shared Services, you will fulfil a key role aimed at bringing value to the global businesses for Eastman Chemical


Required capabilities and Background


This position requires a strong focus on delivering quality work, excellent communication-, interpersonal skills and strong affinity for IT and process improvement within procurement. The ability to adapt to changes in a multinational company is important to us. Significant experience with leading technologies such as SAP, SAP Ariba, and Microsoft Office 365 is strongly preferred.





  • Primary responsibility consists of working closely with Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) teammates to support Sourcing, Contracting, Buying, and/or Paying execution globally
  • Be a source of expertise in Global Sourcing and Procurement processes for the company
  • Lead and contribute to the development, implementation, and stewardship of Global Sourcing and Procurement policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the design of Global Sourcing and Procurement systems
  • Administer and support Global Sourcing and Procurement systems
  • Develop and deliver training for Global Sourcing and Procurement policies, processes, and systems
  • Investigate and resolve issues effectively to sustain Global Sourcing and Procurement operational excellence
  • Develop and deliver analytics to business partners and/or Sourcing and Procurement management
  • Participate in and support audits as needed






  • This role requires the ability to think strategically, execute methodically, questioning status-quo and challenging others in a collaborative way
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Finance, or business-related field required
  • Advanced business-related degrees such as an MBA or MS Supply Chain preferred
  • More than 4 years of relevant Sourcing and Procurement experience preferred
  • Experience with SAP ERP and SAP Ariba or other Procurement systems preferred
  • Proven problem-solving skillsets to be able to understand the “as-is” situation and offer improvement options
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with teammates globally
  • Ability to adapt to changes in a growing multinational company
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule when necessary to support global activities
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, et al)


We offer


Your talent and ambitions will be key to unlock further career opportunities within Eastman. Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day. The position is based in Hyderabad, or potential alternative locations in Europe and Asia.



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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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