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Supply Chain Manager, EMEA, Tire Additives

Job Requisition ID:  29801

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Supply Chain Manager, EMEA

Tire Additives

Rotterdam, NL



Role Profile

The EMEA Supply Chain Manager (SCM) is aligned with the Tire Additives (TA) business and is responsible for Customer Service, Supply and/or Distribution Planning from regional- and global manufacturing locations and Product Support Services.  You will provide effective guidance and coaching to two direct reports while reporting to the Global Supply Chain Director based in Kingsport, TN. As part of the EMEA Supply Chain Management Team, the European Operations Team, you work closely with the other EMEA Supply Chain Managers and the Director Supply Chain Operations for EMEA/AP.


This is a hands-on position responsible for continual analysis and developing plans that will enable TA to meet business strategies. Close coordination and cooperation with Demand Managers, Business Leadership Team and other Eastman Functional groups such as Customer Service, Logistics, Manufacturing, Finance and Trade Customs are required. 


Functional Activities/ Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the short-term planning of 2 manufacturing sites in EMEA which produce Anti-degradants (Antwerp) and Insoluble Sulfur (Nienburg)
  • Accountable for managing inventory for imported products into EMEA to service TA customers
  • Responsible for ensuring good customer service by ensuring sufficient stock, effective distribution network, on time delivery and responsiveness to customer feedback
  • Provide insights and recommendations and advocate to meet EMEA regional needs in several cross-functional teams, including the Global Tire Additives Supply Chain Leadership team, the Global Supply Planning meetings, Winning with Customer Action Reviews
  • Oversees the Supply Chain network in EMEA, finds opportunities for improvement and recommends changes that will improve customer service and/or reduce waste
  • Works closely with the Adhesives stream to provide seamless supply of Tire Resins to TA customers
  • Understands and ensures the supply chain is compliant with Reach and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations
  • Ensures the greater EMEA team understands and are supporting TA strategic plan and key initiatives while ensuring the team is resourced adequately to support the growth of the TA business and/or improve productivity
  • Member of the EMEA Supply Chain Leadership Team and works collaboratively to acquire, develop and grow talent
  • Act as a role model for safety and wellness and ensures team is fully engaged in a Zero Accident Mindset and Culture

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in supply chain, Business or Science
  • At least 5 years of experience in Supply Chain operations within a manufacturing/ production environment
  • APICS and or Six Sigma certification is preferred
  • Prior experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment within a matrix organization


Other Required Success Enablers:

  • Excellent communication, influence and collaboration skills
  • Fluent written and verbal skills in English
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and develop plans to contribute positively to business results
  • Ability to quickly assess problems, develop options and make solid recommendations based on data
  • High bias for action and desire to provide an excellent customer experience

For further information about this position please contact Ahmed Farah via +31623912258 or send your application via the apply button.


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