Eastman Supply Chain Manager (Based in Singapore/ Shanghai) in Metropolis/ Alexandra Technopark, Singapore

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.

The Supply Chain Manager provides leadership and is accountable for maximizing Supply Chain effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the demands of a rapidly growing business in a fluid supply & demand environment.

He/she is responsible for setting the appropriate Supply Chain strategy in line with the Businesses’ Operating Model and is strategic thought partner for the regional business and commercial team as well as the Global Supply Chain Director. He/ she has the overall oversight for Planning and Warehouse Management for regional locations and serves as the Supply Chain contact for Customer Service and Logistics.

This position provides effective guidance and coaching to a team of direct reports. He/ she reports directly to the Director Supply Chain Operations Asia Pacific & EMEA, is part of Global Supply Chain Team, the APR Supply Chain Leadership Team and is working closely with the Regional Business Director APR. Regular travel to sites and offices is required.

The key responsibilities and main tasks of the Supply Chain Manager are to ensure customer satisfaction utilizing company procedures, under the guiding principles of safety procedures, quality management, coaching principles and effective teamwork, in close coordination and cooperation with other Eastman Functional and Business groups.

This is a hands-on position responsible for continual analysis and developing strategic plans that will enable the business to meet business strategies and achieve target results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Role model safety behaviour and comply with Eastman’s safety and wellness musts; ensure required HSES trainings are complete.

  • Leading, mentoring and coaching direct reports and setting clear guidelines; promoting a culture of external focus and internal value creation. Promote teamwork. Responsible for talent management.

  • Creates Supply Chain Management Strategies and Operations Models/ Distribution Infrastructure that supports customers in a cost effective and efficient manner.

  • Is member of the Regional Supply Chain Management Team, global Supply Chain Leadership Team and Regional Business Team

  • Be an individual that approaches business challenges from a macro perspective and resolve strategic issues effectively.

  • Leads the APR Supply Chain Management team. Oversees the Planning, Inventory Management and Warehousing processes, closely linked with Customer Services and Logistics processes, in cooperation with the Supply Managers located in the US, regional Customer Service, Logistics and Demand Management.

  • Develops regional and aligns with global inventory goals which effectively balance cash-flow, lead-times / customer service levels and inventory turn rates

  • Participates in the regional & global Supply and Consensus meetings in close cooperation with the Supply Manager(s). Ensures effective execution of regional Sales & Operations Execution(S&OE) Teams, including oversight of an effective complaints handling process

  • Provides input to regional 3rd party service provider contracts in close cooperation with Logistics and procurement; ensures business requirements are met.

  • Designs, generates, maintains and monitors monthly Key Performance Indicators

  • Supporting and advising the Regional Business Director of supply chain, channel to market and other Supply Chain interfacing issues such as CS and/or Logistics to meet and exceed the business segment objectives

  • Staying informed on Business and Sales strategies; cooperates with Commercial and Business Managers ensuring business & customer needs are met;

  • Responsible for Budget and Distribution Cost, identifying and executing respective improvement opportunities and providing input to forecast

  • Works closely with Commercial, Business, Logistics, Pricing and Procurement (AMS) teams and participates in periodic meetings

  • Work closely with Centre of Excellence to design, maintain and ensure compliance of work instructions pertaining to local laws and regulations to facilitate effective and efficient use of SAP and other electronic tools

  • Ensures full compliance with Corporate Standard Operating Procedures and all Sarbanes Oxley required processes

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Has a bachelor/ master’s degree, preferably in the technical and/or economic field and 5-7 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management.

  • Has demonstrated Leadership skills and a solid understanding of Supply Chain Concepts

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, can clarify priorities with various stakeholders, and has a drive for focus and delivery

  • Strategic Thinker, has experience with improvement processes, preferably six-sigma trained, good analytical skills

  • Has good affinity with the business and solid understanding of financial impact of Process Improvement

  • Is self-starting, and pro-active towards local, regional and international stakeholders, flexible

  • Has excellent Project Management skills

  • Excellent communication and language skills both Mandarin & English, effective presentation skills and multi-cultural understanding

Travel Requirements

  • Regular travel will be required.

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.