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Enterprise Architect

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Role Description


The IT Enterprise Architect role at Eastman provides consultation, guidance, and governance for enterprise solutions and software.  Expertise and thought leadership in the field of Information Technology is required to proactively anticipate needs and formulate potential IT solutions using existing or emerging technologies.  He/she develops the strategy and roadmap for digital solutions.  By the nature of the systems addressed, this role has global impact.
The IT Enterprise Architect’s counsel is requested by functional leadership teams during strategy planning and execution. As such, he/she must be skilled at communicating complex ideas, addressing potential concerns, and presenting a compelling value prop associated with a proposed course of action. 




  • Scope strategy to implement IT solutions to meet targeted business outcomes.
  • Research information technology trends and assess their impact on Eastman.
  • Develop strategies and roadmaps for required IT solutions in support of business capabilities.
  • Lead implementation of key IT architecture projects with notable risk and complexity.
  • Develop standards and best practices for use by the IT Organization.
  • Provide oversight for technical design of IT solutions.
  • Design and define solutions in support of IT enterprise architecture guiding principles and client strategy.
  • Serve as an advisor to IT delivery teams to help them identify and execute solutions which are in alignment with Eastman enterprise architecture guiding principles.
  • Evaluate long term impact that technology and business process change may have on IT services.
  • Identify opportunities to overcome business challenges and propose new solutions.
  • Assess the impact of IT offerings from external service providers on Eastman corporate landscape.
  • Research external software solutions to identify potential benefit to Eastman.
  • Participate in IT architect community to ensure that decisions around solutions are aligned with enterprise architecture guiding principles.
  • Acts as “technical evangelist” to lead digital change.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor of Science degree in IT or related field or minimum 10 years in relevant role.
  • 10 or more years of significant experience within MES/manufacturing industry and extensive experience within the following: performing MES business requirements analysis and specifications, system design, and providing guidance for, system integration and application design, architecture development and support for complex MES platforms




  • Experience providing design and configuration of computer system solutions in support of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), integration to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Quality Systems.
  • Knowledge of software/systems technology and direct solution capabilities with MES platforms
  • Experience providing detailed and complex root-cause analysis within MES/manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in preparing written reports and technical evaluations, functional specifications, technical documents, proposals, and other assignments as required.
  • Possess independent knowledge, skills and experience in computer programming, database design, and software configuration, with majority of skills successfully executed within one or more manufacturing industries.
  • Must be able to demonstrate and communicate understanding of both manufacturing business process execution and computer systems architecture in multiple industries
  • Excellent collaboration and relational skills; enthusiastic about working with other skilled professionals on project teams toward common goals 
  • Excellent communication skills: the ability to convey ideas in written form and share those ideas verbally in a clear, concise manner
  • The ability to guide, accept and promote change 

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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