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IT Strategist

Job Requisition ID:  39728

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

Role Description


The IT Strategist position brings together several key capabilities that will allow us to architect integrated programs that transform our company’s’ businesses, including Corporate & Business Unit Strategy, Technology Strategy & Insights, Enterprise Model Design, Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Business Transformation.  This strategy position will serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, working with them to make clear data-driven choices about where to play and how to win, in order to drive growth and enterprise value.

What you will do:

  • Identify strategies for growth and value creation utilizing technology
  • Develop the appropriate business models, operating models, and capabilities to support the strategic vision
  • Maximize the ROI on technology investments and leverage technology and Cloud trends to architect future business strategies


Education and Experience



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Computer Science, or business-related field
  • 10+ years of relevant manufacturing or chemical industry experience
  • Ability to build a plan to execute tech transformation to include any of the following: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Commercial solutions, Pricing, eCommerce, Data Management modernization, Data tooling, AI/ML, Cloud Technologies.
  • Ability to utilize Agile Release & Sprint Planning
  • Experience assessing reporting requirements and making recommendations to clients.
  • Strong technical comprehension and understanding of current technologies
  • Experience working independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience exercising mature judgment
  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to write and present clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience including Executive leadership



  • Experience working with Lean Six Sigma
  • Well versed in Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Previous hands-on experience with value stream mapping and predictive modeling



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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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