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Eastman Chemical Company

Packaging Design and Procurement Manager

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Date: Dec 8, 2017

Location: Kingsport, TN, US

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


DESCRIPTION 

  • Leads sourcing activities for one or more Indirect Procurement Packaging categories of spend, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels.  Typical categories of industrial packaging include drums, pallets, bulk bags, totes, corrugated, etc.
  • Applies 4-step procurement framework to strategic categories and drives all aspect of strategic procurement effort.
  • Works with manufacturing areas to identify packaging improvement opportunities to drive cost savings or performance improvement.
  • Works with various organizations to establish new or modified packaging to support new products or new business requiring modified packaging.
  • Develops and refines packaging specifications.  Has familiarity with Pallet Design, Mixed Load Requests, and Blocking & Bracing best practices.  Is a consulting resource for design and commercial needs across all businesses and global sites.   
  • Investigates complaints that are potentially connected to packaging deficiencies.
  • Conducts assessments and audits to qualify new suppliers or validate existing ones meet expectations (quality systems, certifications, security).
  • Ensures designed packaging complies to all regulatory expectations (performance, labelling) regarding transport of hazardous goods.
  • Provides market insights to the commercial teams around supply, demand, forecast, and pricing trends in material markets.
  • Own knowledge of market and provide update to commercial teams to support decision making.
  • Conduct supplier selection and negotiation process.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories.
  • Track performance within each spend category and define impact.
  • Monitor strategy implementation and contract compliance.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement category strategies.

EDUCATION / OTHER SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor or MBA degree required.  Degree in Packaging Sciences related field or equivalent experience working with Industrial Packaging preferred.  IoPP certification or similar preferred. 

  • Successful, multi-year track record in Supply Chain/Purchasing, ideally associated with design, procurement and/or use of industrial packaging materials is preferred.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills (multiple complex analyses simultaneously).
  • Good planning/project management skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Passion for reducing costs.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Comfortable with conflict.
  • Strong problem solving skills. 

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.

 

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville
Job Segment: Package Design, Chemical Research, Procurement, Consulting, Law, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Technology, Legal


 

Eastman Chemical Company

Supervisor, Sample Central

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

 

 Seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Supervisor, Sample Central. This is a key role that is responsible for high growth, developmental, and experimental product distribution. In addition to managing a team of Sample Facilitators and Packagers, this role is expected to enhance the appearance, packaging, and timeliness of growth product samples. The Supervisor of Sample Central is responsible for outbound shipping operations of indirect items, and this role will be expected to relieve the Kingsport Site Warehousing Operations Leader role as needed.  The candidate must possess ability to function in a fast-paced environment and exhibit behaviors supportive of Eastman's growth strategies.

 

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage team responsible for shipping experimental and commercial samples as well as materials shipped under the indirect outbound services process.
  • Ensure adequate coverage in all areas within Logistics Sample Services.
  • Serve as the primary logistics interface with Technology, Supply Chain, and businesses executing solutions supportive of innovation and growth.
  • Maintain and monitor performance metrics associated with growth platform samples.
  • Manage contract with third party sample provider.
  • Determine correct product mix and volumes assignable to third party provider.
  • Reconcile monthly invoices from third party provider.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure sample strategies are being met.
  • Serve as sample integration lead.
  • Provide relief for the Site Operations Warehouse Manager.
  • Ensure system enhancements to the Sample Management System are identified, prioritized and executed.

 Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership and vision in managing teams, projects or processes.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal necessary to interface with multiple organizations such as Supply Chain, Technology, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Results oriented – well organized, and self-motivated.
  • Strong execution capability.
  • Familiarity with dangerous goods/hazardous material regulations desirable.
  • Planning and Organizing - the incumbent should possess excellent planning and organizational skills to accomplish specific goals and/or tasks.
  • Initiative - the incumbent should be proactive in looking for ways to improve existing processes/tasks so as to create a more effective working environment within operations. He/she should proactively communicate shipment exceptions and solutions.
  • Leadership – the incumbent should portray strong interpersonal and communication capabilities when dealing with internal and external partners. He/she is expected to manage operational issues to ensure that service levels are of acceptable standards and quality.
  • Computer Skills - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP R3 and related software program applications preferred.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or a related business or technical field

 

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.

 

 



 Covestro

Senior HSEQ Specialist


YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 
The Senior HSEQ Specialist is responsible for compliance programs dealing with the safe transport of bulk deliveries of chemicals to Covestro customers, including receiving, unloading and storage. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of Covestro’s products, requirements and best practices for transferring product from bulk and non-bulk containers and a working knowledge of bulk storage systems.
 
 
 Major Responsibilities:
 
  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage prior to initial bulk delivery to new Covestro customers.

  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage at current customers, in consultation with Commercial Operations.

  • Develop relationships with customers to ensure they know that Covestro provides a technical resource for customer questions related to bulk storage tank systems for Covestro products.

  • Assist Commercial Operations with issues surrounding bulk shipments.

  • Serve as an internal resource/expert to the Supply Chain Center, Commercial Operations, and Product Management for material handling/unloading questions/concerns.

  • Develop, maintain and update safe handling literature for Covestro products.

  • Serve as the regional representative for the Covestro global Tank Farm Assessment effort.

  • Serve as Covestro representative on the Center for Polyurethane Industry (CPI) Transportation Work Group.

  • Cross train with other positions in the Transportation & Distribution Safety Group.

  • Travel 35%-40% of the time to customers located in North America.

 
WHO YOU ARE
 
Basic Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred field of study in Engineering or Safety.

  • 4 years of experience in the Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

 
Preferred Requirements:
 
  • Six years of experience in Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

  • Working knowledge of transportation equipment and unloading methods for all modes of transportation.

  • Exposure to Department of Transportation (DOT), International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OHSA) regulations.

  • Knowledge of bulk storage systems for PUR and CAS products, specifically MDI and TDI.

 
 Essential knowledge & Skills:
 
  • Develop and conduct training presentations.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to interface with all levels of staff, internally and externally.

  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

 
 CONTACT US
 
Address   Pittsburgh, PA 15205
 
Telephone  +1 844-522-6775
 
 
 Application Period  August 07, 2017 - August 07, 9999
 
 Reference Code  0000010792
 
 Company  US-PA-Pittsburgh
 
 Department  Distribution Safety Services
 
 Locations  PA-Pittsburgh, PA-Pittsburgh, PA
 
 Functional Area  Health & Environmental Safety
 
 Position Grade  VS 1.1
 
 Employment Type  Regular
 
 Work Time  Full-time
 
Covestro is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled