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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Management & Business Others
    Marketing and PR
    Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 4338 in Middelburg
    • Date Posted
      November 19,2020
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    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

    Objective of the role

    • Responsible for procurement of assigned raw materials, goods or services in order to obtain the best total cost of ownership and best supply situation for Eastman.
    • Conduct spot buys and bids for strategic and non-strategic categories
    • Work hand-in-hand with Category managers to develop strategies, management of categories, contracts, and supplier relationships; participate and contribute to Supplier Relationship Meetings
    • Drive improvements on spend management and make sure that procurement processes apply to all buying
    • Complete all procurement activities from start to finish through execution of Procure-to-Pay (P2P)
    Key responsibilities:

    • Processes and manages purchase orders, as needed
    • Runs bids and spot buys
    • Demonstrates commercial skills by negotiating and evaluating suppliers
    • Leads day-to-day interactions with suppliers & internal stakeholders to maximize connectivity
    • Develops long-term relationships with key suppliers
    • Develops & negotiates white paper contracts where necessary
    • Creates and manages Outline Agreements for strategic categories, identifies value leakage
    • Identifies and develops cost savings projects
    • Evaluates and executes supplier selections
    • Support cross-site collaboration and synergy efforts
    • Support emergency issues including products or services
    • Works to minimize the total cost of transactions and total cost of ownership
    • Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws

    • Bachelor or Master degree in economic or commercial area
    • 2 years procurement experience preferred
    • Capable of understanding purchasing and supply chain management
    • Ability to manage procure-to-pay process
    • Ability to gain mastery of SAP procurement tools
    • Ability to gain mastery of Microsoft Office Tools
    • Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization
    • Strong interpersonal skills; Able to forge internal customer/external supplier relationships
    • Improvement oriented with strong communication skills
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude

    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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