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Supply Chain Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  38919

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 Definition: The Supply Chain Analyst – Supply Planning, supports the supply planning community in operation and execution of daily supply planning systems and processes.  The position reports to the regional Center of Excellence – Optimize Leader providing support to the region, while also working as member of a global team to implement and optimize solutions across multiple supply planning archetypes.  Willingness to accommodate working across multiple time zones is a must.  

Business Process Support:
⦁    Provide daily support to enable team-members executing supply planning processes to accomplish tasks by troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving process and systems issues.
⦁    Serve as a focal point for one or more of the cross-functional business teams / Power Users  
⦁    Facilitates close collaboration with IT analysts to effectively resolve issues​

New Business Arrangements: 
⦁    Support integration of Supply Chain processes for each business including acquired businesses 
⦁    Design/Develop/Test– work with the IT and user teams to lay out new processes which meet business objectives utilizing corporate systems and benchmark best practices.  
⦁    Maintain process documentation for existing processes​

⦁    Train new users in existing processes​ and coach best application of supply planning tools and methodologies 
⦁    Communicate any and all process changes to end-users to ensure standard processes are understood and used. ​

Research and Improvements:
⦁    Analyze existing processes for hand-offs, ineffiencies and duplication of effort; recommend and promote system and/or process improvements for suboptimal areas of performance.  
⦁    Collaborate with other process owners to insure processes are aligned and meet business process requirements
⦁    Assist as project team member for improvement projects including Integrated Businss Planning (IBP); robotic process automation (RPA); Artificial Intelligence (AI); and order fulfillment in a operating environment.
⦁    Maintain system integrity by managing IT security for the GSCQ planners, testing upgrades/new functionality, establishing new master data such as new plant setup, etc
⦁    Actively participate as subject matter expert to adjacent initiatives and improvement projects as defined.  
⦁    Provide backup for Supply Chain Analysts in both home and globally dispersed Centers of Excellence.
⦁    Participate as subject matter expert in improvement and/or innovation projects utilizing LEAN, DMAIC, and/or Agile methodology as appropriate.      




Education: Bachelor’s Degree or greater from an accredited college or university
Preferred Degrees: Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Operations Management, Business Administration

⦁    Minimum 5 years’ supply planning/global material flow experience preferably in SAP R3 and/or OMPartners platforms
⦁    Inventory management or supply planning certification from accredited association is a plus (i.e. APICS or ASCM)
⦁    Demonstrated project leadership via application of LEAN, 6 Sigma or Agile methodologies.  Related project or change management certification is a plus
⦁    Experience in Python or other Process Automation toolsets

Required Skills:
⦁    Knowledge of SAP R3
⦁    Advanced knowledge of Supply Planning and Transport Order systems, processes, and methodologies

Preferred characteristics:
⦁    Service minded
⦁    Visionary; driven by innovation and continual improvement
⦁    Enthusiastic and intellectually agile
⦁    Able to bridge functions; regions; varying business needs
⦁    Understands complex processes and application of system capabilities to solve problems and improve performance

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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