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Rail Logistics Procurement Manager

Job Requisition ID:  48363

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 



The Logistic Procurement Manager – North America Rail is responsible for developing the strategy for a critical mode for Eastman, negotiating the agreements with strategic suppliers, driving the relationships with external suppliers and internal business stakeholders to achieve a collaborative relationship that yields best in class cost to serve for Eastman and its’ customers. The Rail Category is significant to Eastman for both raw materials and customer shipments across North America for some of our largest manufacturing sites. As a result, this is a high profile and high impact procurement role. The incumbent of this role leads highly complex supplier and internal relationships with a significant amount of logistics spend under management on a highly consolidated supplier market. 


  • Develop sourcing strategy for assigned category
  • Includes understanding business needs
  • Market analysis of the industry inclusive of sustainability, digital and safety trends. 
  • Short term and long-term view
  • Procurement Plans & RFP execution
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in a formal and stage gated procurement process. 
  • Eastman subject matter expert on the category:
  • Including understanding financial performance of suppliers & internal businesses
  • Develops innovative options to achieve business needs
  • Negotiation of Contracts to support strategies
  • Develop a variety of options to meet current and future business needs
  • Develop & foster a relationship network within the suppliers
  • In conjunction with Logistics Operations, drive SRMs for key suppliers
  • Communication with SC and other conduits to business as appropriate
  • Part of escalation chain for vendor performance issues and crisis management
  • Collaborate with rate auditing on freight payment & improvement; ensures E2E thinking is applied to the entire procure 2 pay process. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Procurement, or related field 
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of sourcing and procurement experience 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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