Warehouse Associate Lead


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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


  • Manage/Assign daily tasks for Warehouse Associates
  • Rotating day to day schedules in warehouse (who is staying late for UPS, lunches, etc)
  • Prioritize order shipments by expedited shipping, order size and shipping urgency.
  • Ensure all orders are shipped daily.
  • Communicate shipping conflicts with management so that the customer base has minimal impact.  
  • Determining cut off time/ order prioritization and communicating those needs to Office Manager
  • Execute Replenishment Orders and communicate needs to Office Manager
  • Execute Box/supply order
  • Notifying and working with Office Manager in SAP if inventory levels are wrong causing stock outages
  • New hire onboarding for Warehouse Associates (in conjunction with Office Manager)
  • Enforcing safety guidelines and notifying management of any concerns
  • Assist with cycle counting, monthly inventory count, etc.
  • Oversee calibration of machinery on routine schedule
  • Identifying/assisting machine repairs
  • Backup to Warehouse Supervisor as required
  • Review errors and identify cause/ solution
  • Communicate SNCI observations to Office Manager
  • Coach/ train Warehouse Associates on processes
  • Monitor returns to warehouse

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Be able to perform all the essential elements of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Have successfully completed appropriate training for the job.  
  • Be capable of providing clear and concise verbal and written communications.  
  • Possess and practice good organizational skills and be able to self-manage.  
  • Must be able to function effectively in a team environment and contribute positively to the department’s team efforts.  
  • Have, or possess the ability to learn, a general knowledge of the department, safety and regulatory requirements for the department, basic computer skills, basic language and mathematics skills, and become knowledgeable of a variety of software packages including corporate systems, i.e., Microsoft Office products, Intranet, SAP, and SharePoint etc.  
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety, proactively working safely and protecting the environment.  
  • Be able to accept and provide constructive feedback.  
  • Must work overtime as needed.  
  • Must be able to understand and retain training on cutting / plotting / shipping equipment, policies and checklists.  
  • Must be able to effectively interpret and apply training in performance of the job.  
  • Must be able to lift and push.  

Eastman 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, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected classes as designated 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.