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Procurement Manager

Job Requisition ID:  41594

Eastman’s current hiring policy requires new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role unless granted an exception and for certain legal requirements. 

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



Position Purpose

  • Manage site services spend to maximize total cost of ownership and ensure compliance to policy
  • Drive site services supplier reviews and alignment, including audits and certifications
  • Lead deployment and governance efforts at site for indirect sourcing strategies. Develop sourcing strategy for regional service categories.
  • Identify, initiate, and lead improvement projects. Advocate for and support improvements requiring site client resources.
  • Lead stores team. Drive conformance to corporate procurement policy for site services vendors and for spare parts inventory
  • Representative of Global Sourcing and Procurement (GSP) organization on Site Leadership Team
  • Manage buying for small site capital projects


Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as quality control for services Purchase Requisitions. Convert Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders for the procurement of services
  • Build bid packages (Request for Quote, Request for Information) and conduct supplier bids
  • Negotiate contracts with new and existing suppliers
  • Manage stores operation (goods receipt, stocking, issuance, inventory count, and inventory obsolescence processes) to validate that spare part management is conducted according to company policies. 
  • Manage local supplier sourcing (identification), performance evaluation, and dispute resolution
  • Serve as representative of Procurement to site leadership.
  • Supervisor for Stores team (2 employees)
  • Deploy corporate Procurement initiatives on site. Escalate plant-level procurement issues to sourcing manager or regional procurement manager. Lead GSP policy enforcement (rogue spend, backdoor selling, single source justification)
  • Represent Procurement organization in site emergencies. Back-up for other site leads



  • Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in accounting, finance, supply chain, procurement, or business preferred.
  • Procurement, Supply Chain, or warehouse management experience preferred.
  • Experience using SAP or other MRP system preferred.
  • Experience in a manufacturing facility 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: Pensacola

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