One Eastman Transformation Leader

Eastman Chemical   •  

Kingsport, TN

Industry: Chemicals


5 - 7 years

Posted 316 days ago


  • Assigned to lead a sourcing wave team in conjunction with the category manager.
  • Institutionalizing strategic sourcing principles within the category teams.
  • Ensures that the 4-step procurement process is used to develop effective category strategies and achieve savings objectives (e.g., rigorous fact base development, market and supplier economics, TCO levers).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Joint accountability for savings goals with the category manager.
  • Structure ill-defined problems using intuition, creativity, and hypotheses and to use that structure to prioritize and drive end-results.
  • Ability to draw insights from data quickly and to design analyses.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in challenging situations and build consensus.
  • Ensure category strategies encompass both price and non-price savings levers (e.g., design, utilization).
  • Provide ongoing support ‘post-wave’ to ensure projected savings are fully captured.
  • Coach, mentor and support the members of the wave teams.


Skill Requirements:



  • Bachelors DegreeRequired.
  • MBA or advanced degreepreferred.
  • 5+ years of experience within multiple functional areas.
  • Previous exposure to purchasing process.



  • Strong analytical skills (i.e., excel).
  • Advanced strategic sourcing toolkit.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • World class supplier relationship skills.



  • Intrinsically strong ability to problem solve in a creative and structured manner.
  • Solves problems in a structured manner.
  • Ambition to progress to senior leadership roles.
  • Strong people leadership.
  • Ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).