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Accounts Payable and Outside Counsel Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  48096


Accounts Payable and Outside Counsel Analyst 

Company Overview 
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a leading specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day.  Our many products include innovative films for electric vehicles, resins that make high-performance medical devices more durable, and recycled Eastman Renew materials for sustainable water bottles and cosmetic cases.  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 serves customers in more than 100 countries, operates more than 50 manufacturing sites worldwide.  The company had 2022 sales revenue of approximately $10 billion. 

Job Description
The Eastman Legal Operations team is responsible for global Legal Department Outside Counsel and legal support supplier management.   Our mission is to become an integrated and trusted partner to the department, to deliver superior service, and to identify opportunities to optimize processes and efficiency. This position as the Accounts Payable and Outside Counsel Analyst is a critical role as the team continues to evolve and further increase efficiency.  This position will report to the Legal Operations Supervisor at the Eastman global headquarters in the United States.  

Primary Responsibilities
•    Managing Legal Tracker e-billing system and manual invoice processing
•    Manage the outside counsel and vendor billing process: opening/closing matters, onboard new firms/vendors, coordinate invoice distribution & manage accruals working with Finance organization
•    Communicating and maintaining regular communications with billing contacts from outside legal counsel firms and legal support suppliers
•    Responsible for department Legal Tracker reporting: Create reports (spend, inclusion & diversity, timekeeper rates, firm scorecards), build, schedule, maintain automated reports for management 
•    Independently identifying opportunities for process improvements and cost efficiencies


Experience and Skill Requirements
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Paralegal, other relevant field, and/or equivalent work experience required
•    Prior professional experience in a law firm or corporate Legal/Accounts Payable department desirable
•    Excellent computer skills, especially MS Suite (Power BI, Excel (V lookup, pivot tables, charts and formulas, etc., PowerPoint)
•    Strong communication skills, customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships
•     Analytical and problem-solving skills 
•    Demonstrated ability to take initiative, adapt to changing priorities and meet deadline
•    Experience in Legal Tracker e-billing and SAP systems desirable
•    Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English, other languages desirable.

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