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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 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit


The Logistics Packaged Truck Procurement Manager is responsible for more than $50M in spend or responsibility for multiple employees, contractors or company assets or has responsibility for large tank terminal(s) of EMN liquid products.


Monopolistic environment with high barrier to entry; may have full operations responsibility; high amount of travel. Significant impact on revenue; expert touch point for the business; complex set of suppliers; full regulatory responsibility; strong productive interaction with EMN Legal; expert knowledge of division procurement procedures.


Level III Managers are responsible for developing the strategy for their category, negotiating agreements with suppliers, driving relationships with suppliers to achieve a collaborative relationship that yields optimal benefits for Eastman Chemical’s Business.  Level III Managers will often deal with cross modal, operational and/or regional boundaries, involve Eastman assets, and/or involve larger logistics spend.


  • Work safely by being a role model, demonstrate and encourage safe work habits, and drive for zero incidents.
  • Develop sourcing strategy for assigned categories.
  • Fully understands EMN business needs.
  • Analyses markets of the industry.
  • Provides short term and long-term view.
  • Develops strategies which are often global in nature & require extensive collaboration with colleagues & suppliers that are outside the US.
  • Handles the needs of Raw Material sourcing.
  • Eastman subject matter expert on the industry.
  • Has full understanding of the financial performance of suppliers.
  • Negotiate Contracts with suppliers to support strategies.
  • Implements established logistics policies, procedures, and practices to meet requirements supporting short-/long-term business needs.
  • Develop & foster a relationship network within the suppliers.
  • In conjunction with Supplier Performance Manager; drive SRM’s for key suppliers.
  • Communicate with SC and other conduits to business as appropriate.
  • Serve on project teams.
  • Manages, motivates and assesses performance of a team of professionals, and supports their career development.
  • Responsible for category Procurement Plans.
  • Part of escalation chain for performance issues and crisis management.
  • Collaborate with rate auditing on invoice issues.
  • Role also may have Distr. Safety responsibilities outside NAR.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree (Logistics, Supply Chain, or Business Related preferred) from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Skills:

  • Five to Ten years of Industry experience preferred.
  • Critical Quick Decision Making and Options Development.
  • Highly skilled in strategic relationship management.
  • High level of accountability and responsibility.
  • Leadership – can influence teams of people without having direct authority over those groups.
  • Computer Skills - Experience with e-sourcing procurement tools preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP R3 and related software program applications preferred.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), highly collaborative, and promotes cross functional teamwork.



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

Job Segment: Logistics, Procurement, ERP, Law, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Technology, Legal

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