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Network Optimization Transformation Lead

Job Requisition ID:  45481

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 Network Optimization Team strives to optimize Eastman's distribution network, driving cost structure and efficiency improvements in all modes of transportation (truck, rail, ocean, air), warehouse costs, and network design. The team also seeks to deliver on critical capabilities, enabling Eastman to optimize our Supply Chain and Logistics networks with improved data visibility, modeling, and reporting. 


A project management role at Eastman which requires strong analytical skills, effective communication and ability to collaborate and motivate others to successfully execute projects to meet program targets.


  • ​​​​​Work directly with Network Optimization Core Leadership team to identify, plan and execute initiatives in the Network Optimization portfolio
  • Serves as internal consultant in Supply Chain and Logistics optimization for each of Eastman's business divisions.
  • Identify and coordinate activities for the project team to execute and deliver results according to project plans.
  • The Transformation Lead is the primary driver and owner of the initiative
  • Work with the team to deliver more value, faster execution and stronger organizational purpose
  • Maintain regular, frequent communications with the NetOps core team to ensure alignment of priorities and to address issues as they arise
  • Utilize ServiceNow as the primary project management program
  • Effectively manage initiatives through the program's stage-gate process, develop basis for project value and timing, and enter Actual project results into ServiceNow with validated savings.
  • Collaborate with other initiative leaders to synergize and identify other opportunities to drive NetOps portfolio results.
  • Present project updates to the NetOps Core team, Sourcing Board, or other business teams as needed to garner support for project execution.
  • Transformation Lead Should have strong background in data analytics



  • Safety & Wellness (Measure or Initiative) - Accountable
  • Financial Results (EBIT; Distribution Cost) - Contributing
  • Growth & Innovation (Executing projects aligned with Business Objectives) - Accountable
  • Productivity (Portfolio Management) - Countributing




Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. S.) or higher in business, engineering or supply chain from an accredited college or university and three (3) or more years of experience in project management, manufacturing, logistics, or supply chain environment.


- The candidate is expected to demonstrate the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment; solve difficult problems and work well with others. The candidate will be expected to both lead and serve on team projects.
- Must be dedicated to meeting expectations of internal and external customers; practice active listening, speak clearly and concisely, write clearly and concisely; make decisions based on a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment and set objectives and goals independently
- Exhibit good leadership attitudes and behaviors. 
- Must be a self-starter with a focus on results. Ability to lead and drive challenging projects forward despite uncertainties.
- Excellent written, listening, and verbal communication skills
- Familiarity with logistics and supply chain principles is strongly preferred.


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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