Integrated Planner and Scheduler

Eastman is a global specialty chemical 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 approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately $9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.


The Integrated Planner and Scheduler  (IPS) is responsible for short-term supply planning at major mfg sites.

The position requires strong analytical, influence and communication skills and the ability to develop and execute complex plans in support of business, customer and manufacturing strategy.  The position reports to the Supply Manager, Global Amines.


Major Job Duties:

€           Monitor and optimize supply plans to maximize value through a focus on asset optimization, plant balancing, logistics costs, inventory control, and product transition minimization.

€           Manage all site scheduling within appropriate systems (i.e., SAP, OMP, etc.) and effectively communicate planning strategy with impacted stakeholders.

€           Responsible for Master Data management on an ongoing basis.

€           Monitor key S&OE and S&OP metrics.

€           Provide forecasts to procurement as dictated by Master Production Schedules (MPS) and/or S&OP Plan.

€           Seek opportunities to optimize raw material stocking and procurement strategies in collaboration with Supply Manager. 

€           Support ABP plant balancing and reconciliations.

€           Assist in development of logistics requirements forecast in collaboration with Supply Manager.

€           Identify, recommend and/or manage forecast adjustments prior to the supply planning process.

€           Evaluate new business opportunities and provide assessment of supply capability.

€           Model "what-if" scenarios and propose optimized solutions based on variable supply/demand conditions.    

€           Identify and support inventory optimization opportunities.

€           Assist with inventory adjustment analysis including storage location proposals.

€           Execute the business plan inventory targets.

€           Support Supply Manager in providing capacity utilization and inventory forecasts for key finished product and raw materials in monthly S&OP process. 

€           Provide report inputs or updates. Continually seek ways to improve information visibility and availability.

€           Assist in site process and cost improvement projects.

€           Provide back-up for other Scheduling/Planning positions.

€           Actively participate in training and sharing knowledge with others.

€           Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of key customers, markets and products in area of responsibility.

€           Improve planning effectiveness via development and/or enhancement of planning models, processes and tools. Share best practices with planning community.

€           Identify, communicate, and escalate variances from plan. Manage and resolve variances and exceptions.

€           Interface with Materials Handling, Manufacturing, Logistics, QA, Receiving, Purchasing, and other planning groups regarding raw material procurement issues.



€           Bachelor€™s Degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field.

€           3 to 5 years supply chain and/or materials management experience preferred.

€           Demonstrated analytical/planning capability.  APICS CPIM Certification a plus.

€           Outlook, Microsoft applications (especially advanced Excel skills), SAP; Experience with planning and scheduling software a plus.

€           Excellent communication, both written and oral, and negotiation skills.

€           Excellent organizational skills.

€           Ability to grasp complex business processes and organizational dynamics.

€           Ability to work at operational/ tactical level as well as contribute at strategic level/develop strategic vision.

€           Ability to make decisions and seek consensus.

€           Service oriented.

€           Demonstrated team player.

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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