Eastman Materials Handling Team Manager in Pace, Florida

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 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

The Materials Handling Team Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating personnel and day-to-day operations within the Loading/Unloading and Train Crew areas of a chemical manufacturing plant. This position will also perform logistics planning for the Supply Chain organization on a back-up basis. The position directly reports to the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities to include:


  • Ensure safety is #1 and encourage team to consistently achieve safety goals.

  • Responsible for daily supervision of all loaders and train crew personnel. Coordinate all activities (Loading/Unloading/Rail) to assure adherence to carrier and production schedules, ensure customer satisfaction, and maintain the highest standards of safety and quality

  • Communicate daily expectations, direction and instructions and provide ongoing feedback to employees. Communicate any changes in policies or procedures as needed.

  • Communicate effectively and regularly with Supply Chain manager and Logistics Planner to discuss daily transportation needs and issues.

  • Collaborate with team to establish clear boundaries and hold team accountable for achieving goals.

  • Continually assess performance of area/team and proactively drive productivity and efficiency improvements, as well as identify cost-saving opportunities.

  • Supervise, motivate, coach and counsel employees regarding individual performance and development needs, displaying courageous leadership when presented with challenging situations.

  • Ensure fair and consistent application of company and departmental policies and practices

Supply Chain

  • Schedule and execute shipment of raw materials and finished goods from shipping facilities to customer locations in a timely and cost effective manner

  • Track and trace shipments to ensure on-time, error-free delivery to customer locations and effectively communicate exceptions to appropriate contacts.

  • Utilize SAP for all logistics transactions

  • Ensure all ISO standard requirements are met and maintained

  • Handle operational issues that arise; escalate with carriers and supervision as necessary


  • 3+ years’ experience leading a team in a manufacturing plant

  • Must possess strong leadership and facilitation skills, including conflict resolution

  • Supply chain and logistics experience a plus

  • SAP experience required

  • Must be proficient in using PC applications (Microsoft Outlook, Excel)

  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Well organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask

  • Resourceful problem solver with proven ability to bring quick resolution to challenging situations in a calm and professional manner

  • Team player with ability to build productive business relationships with employees and management across all functional areas

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.