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Sourcing Manager - IT and Telecom

Company: Eastman Chemical Company
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Eastman's current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.ResponsibilitiesThis is a full-time position and will report to the Sourcing Manager, Corporate Professional Services and IT. The Sourcing Manager, IT/Telecom leads by example, and through partnership to drive competitive advantage and value for Eastman Chemical.As a key team member of the Global Sourcing and Procurement team, you are accountable for developing strategies to deliver sustainable results across various types of IT/Telecom and Infrastructure categories by identifying new opportunities for value and process improvement. The Manager will lead and support multiple parts of IT/Telecom sub-categories and have accountability to deliver against departmental and functional goals. You will need a strong sense of urgency and the ability to succinctly frame issues and alternatives to drive decisions forward.The Sourcing Manager continuously applies the 4-step procurement framework to categories and facilitates the resolution of conflicts with suppliers and customers. In addition, the Sourcing Manager works closely with key stakeholders in functional member organizations to scope, implement, and govern effective strategies that improve Eastman Chemicals' market position.Job Responsibilities:Engages and establishes business partnerships with cross-functional leadership across Eastman to collaborate, influence, and drive sourcing strategiesManages multiple sourcing strategies, scope requirements, Business Partnerships, and navigate complexity within a large global matrixed organizationCreates a shared vision by embedding and integrating the role of strategic sourcing into various parts of the businessDevelops category strategies that are directly linked to IT/Telecom functional objectives and Eastman Chemical corporate goals Provides high-level guidance on the overall continuous strategic sourcing process from needs identification through supplier performance management Maintain external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Eastman ChemicalCommunicates effectively and frequently, listens carefully, and actively seeks and values the perspectives of othersBuilds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to drive and execute category strategiesDevelop and manage comprehensive SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement and innovationSupport the implementation of Global Sourcing policies and procedures. QualificationsRequired Education and Professional experience:MBA or advanced degree (business, engineering, science, or supply chain required with two years of commercial experienceAlternatively, will accept Bachelor's degree (business, engineering, science, or supply chain) with four years of commercial experiencePrevious exposure to purchasing, sourcing or commercial experience such as contract negotiations, market assessments, strategy frameworks (e.g. Porter analysis, SWOT analysis, etc) is preferred. Preferred five years project and/or program management background Required Skills and Capabilities:Experience with ERP Software (SAP) or Systems specification, capability, and normal commercial offer terms for large enterprises (> 1000 users).Experience with problem solving in a structured manner using data and problem-solving frameworks such as Kepner-Tregoe or McKinsey 7-step.Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and quickly apply them (action orientation)Experience leading cross-functional teams in challenging situations and building consensus (influence without authority)Strong communication ability to convey information to individuals and groups in a variety of situations No direct supervision of employeesEastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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.Nearest Major Market: AshevilleNearest Secondary Market: KnoxvilleJob Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supply, Operations

Keywords: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport , Sourcing Manager - IT and Telecom, Professions , Kingsport, Tennessee

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