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Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

Business Solutions Analyst II role is responsible for a broad range of IT activities in support of software applications used by various business functions at Eastman. Assignments are normally aligned with one of Eastman’s end-to-end processes (ex: Order-to-Cash, Source-to-Pay, Mfg-to-Stock). Role requires gaining in-depth knowledge of assigned business processes and software apps that enable those processes (ex: SAP/Salesforce/OSI-PI/OMP, along with many custom apps built primarily on SAP or Microsoft platforms).

Role has active engagement with Business Partners to solve issues or deliver new capability. For new needs, will engage software vendors or Eastman centralized development teams to deliver capability.

Role has expertise, contribution, leadership and communication expectations above the Business Solutions Analyst I level.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

For assigned area of responsibility

  • Expand on foundational understanding and grow an in-depth understanding of business processes and software applications that enable those processes.
  • Provide day-to-day application support: Address broke/fix, provide consultation, investigate data issues.
  • Sustain-the-utility by addressing version upgrades, 

         support packs, patches or software obsolescence.   

  • For new business needs, participate in stages of the software project life-cycle that might include:

            -Requirements gathering

            -Investigation of solution options (Purchased vs Custom)

            -Design 

            -Development

            -Testing/Deployment

  • Lead projects of low-medium complexity.
  • Participate in cross-team projects or large corporate efforts.
  • Actively identify improvement opportunities.

    General

  • Maintain technical skills required by assignment. 
  • Build positive relationship with business partners.
  • Collaborate with other team members and promote team chemistry. 

     

    FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:

    Employees successful in any role in the Business Solutions career path will have the following characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Must be a self-starter with high level of initiative with good follow-thru.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Works well under stress, ability to balance the workload of assigned projects in the portfolio.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, positive contributor to team chemistry and relationship with business partners.
  • Strong interest in learning about Eastman business processes and software applications that enable those processes.

     

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-yr degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred branch of study: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics or comparable degrees
  • Understanding of core ABAP concepts, Object Oriented Programming, strong debugging experience, User exits, BAPI, and BADIs
  • Experience in SAP FI configuration and business processes.
  • Experience in Asset Accounting, Project Systems and global Corporate Tax is preferred.  OneSource experience is a plus.
  • Capable of preparing comprehensive and thorough technical program documentation including specifications, test conditions, test plans and test data
  • Experience with Agile methodology is a plus
  • Worksoft experience is a plus

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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