Logistics Procurement Manager - Warehouses & Terminals

Job Requisition ID:  49000

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 www.eastman.com. 

The Role



This position is based in the Netherlands (Rotterdam)


The Logistics Procurement Manager Warehouses & Terminals is responsible for developing the strategy for their categories, negotiating the agreements with suppliers, driving the relationships with suppliers to achieve a collaborative relationship that yields optimal benefits for Eastman Chemical’s Business. The category in this case concerns warehouses and terminals – a logistics network to distribute Eastman materials to end-customers through imports from overseas manufacturing sites or locally produced materials. EMEA Logistics Procurement Managers are responsible for leading complex supplier relationships which will often include suppliers that cross regional boundaries. They ensure leading cost to serve within regional logistics and serve as key contributors to Logistics strategy and Network Optimization initiatives. 




  • Develop procurement strategy for assigned categories. This in cludes understanding business needs, market analysis of the industry, short term and long-term view, Procurement Plans. Strategies can be global in nature and require extensive collaboration with colleagues and supplier contacts that are ex-USA.
  • Eastman subject matter expert on the category, including understanding financial and operational performance of suppliers.
  • 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.
  • Acts as the custodian of cost to serve.
  • In conjunction with Logistics Performance Specialist, drive SRMs for key suppliers.
  • Communication with SC and other conduits to business as appropriate.
  • Part of escalation chain for performance issues and crisis management.
  • Collaborate with rate auditing on invoice issues.




Requirements & experience


We are looking for someone with the capacity for assimilating and comprehending data and trends to determine the "bigger picture". Our new colleague has excellent analytical and communication skills, enjoys handling multiple tasks in a structured and methodological way. When it comes to critical situations you know how to act and find the right solution. Furthermore you experienced how to successfully create support and feel energetic in a constantly changing environment.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics or related field.  
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in procurement or logistics services for the chemical industry, ideally with experience in the procurement of terminals and warehouses. 
  • Experience with managing complex, multi-stakeholder transformational projects is an advantage.



We offer a working environment which is complex, international and inclusive. You work together with highly skilled colleagues. We welcome your entrepreneurial skills and the variety of your strategical thinking and can-do mentality.

Are you interested? Great !
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Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day

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