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    Supply Chain and Procurement
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  • Experience Required
    10+ Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      March 06,2021
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    Senior Sourcing Manager

    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

    Senior Sourcing Manager

    Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

    This is the role

    The Senior Sourcing Manager leads purchasing and supply management activities for the global categories of spend, with the goal of delivering significant cost reductions, supplanted with year-over-year productivity improvements in TCO while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier service levels and taking care of Cash Flow improvements too. You facilitate and lead cross-functional teams with key stakeholders in member organizations and in corporate functions to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Applying 4-step procurement framework to strategic categories and driving all aspect of strategic procurement efforts, you directly control the results achieved with a strong intervention power in case of underperforming results.

    Other responsibilities include:

    • Manage a small group of Sourcing Managers and responsible for coaching and mentoring; engaged in all significant negotiations
    • Interface with key business and functional partners; including VP level and above, to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans, as well as minimizing risks to business interruption
    • Owns knowledge of market and provide insights to commercial teams around supply, demand, and pricing trends in material markets to support decision making
    • Leads cross-functional teams to develop and implement category strategies and oversees development/ execution of strategies through the sourcing process for specific spend areas to capture real savings
    • Conducts and oversees supplier selection and negotiation process
    • Measure and track internal performance within each spend category and defines impact
    • Develops and maintains good working relationships, including partnerships, with key raw material suppliers to the manufacturing sites
    • Involved in key negotiations
    • Drives best practices
    • Upholds internal and external policies, regulations and laws
    • Ensures compliance with Eastman’s corporate and Global Sourcing processes.

    These are the required skills

    • This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically. You have a passion for reducing cost and possess exceptional negotiation, project management, consultancy background, change management and problem-solving skills with a strong bias for action. The successful candidate is not afraid to challenge the status quo and is likely to have approx. 10 years successful track-record in Procurement roles, preferably within the Chemicals, FMGG or Automotive industry.
    • A minimum of Bachelor degree from an internationally recognized university in combination with an MBA would be required for this role.


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    Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

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