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Company: Eastman

Location: Kingsport, TN

Date Posted: August 29, 2014

Source: Eastman

*Title: Analytics Consultant* *Location: TN-Kingsport*

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces materials found in products people use every day. We create solutions that make the world a better place. We are a growing company with outstanding financial performance. Recent acquisitions helped us generate approximately $9.1B in pro forma 2012 revenue.

We work with customers to deliver innovative products while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our Saflex car window laminated glazing, which both improves safety and reduces energy consumption, won the 2012 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. Our EnerLogic window film, which helps to better insulate homes and offices, won the 2013 AIMCAL Technology of the Year Award. Our commitment to reducing our own carbon footprint has been recognized in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards where we were named a gold winner as Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Large Company of the Year. We've been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year and named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year in the large company category. Eastman maintains a strong commitment to its 13,500 employees, including those who serve in the armed forces. In 2013, Eastman won the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for exceptional support to our employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

We're also a company that is using data sciences to help us out-think and out-perform the competition. Our Data Science organization is comprised of over 30 professionals in Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Applied Statistics, and Operations Research teams. We're looking for the right person to expand our Business Analytics team.

As a Business Analytics Consultant, you work with business leaders to apply analytics to the right problems at the right time with the right data to drive better decision-making. As an Analytics Consultant you leverage your natural curiosity; understanding of Eastmans businesses, products, and processes; formal analytical capabilities; and skills in utilizing disparate structured and unstructured data sources to provide well communicated insights to key decision makers across the company. A typical client engagement could include applications of visualization, data mining, multivariate analysis, forecasting, predictive modeling, or text analytics.

Your main responsibilities will be:

* Network within the areas you support ...

*Title: Analytics Consultant* *Location: TN-Kingsport*

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces materials found in products people use every day. We create solutions that make the world a better place. We are a growing company with outstanding financial performance. Recent acquisitions helped us generate approximately $9.1B in pro forma 2012 revenue.

We work with customers to deliver innovative products while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our Saflex car window laminated glazing, which both improves safety and reduces energy consumption, won the 2012 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. Our EnerLogic window film, which helps to better insulate homes and offices, won the 2013 AIMCAL Technology of the Year Award. Our commitment to reducing our own carbon footprint has been recognized in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards where we were named a gold winner as Most Socially / Environmentally Responsible Large Company of the Year. We've been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year and named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year in the large company category. Eastman maintains a strong commitment to its 13,500 employees, including those who serve in the armed forces. In 2013, Eastman won the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for exceptional support to our employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

We're also a company that is using data sciences to help us out-think and out-perform the competition. Our Data Science organization is comprised of over 30 professionals in Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Applied Statistics, and Operations Research teams. We're looking for the right person to expand our Business Analytics team.

As a Business Analytics Consultant, you work with business leaders to apply analytics to the right problems at the right time with the right data to drive better decision-making. As an Analytics Consultant you leverage your natural curiosity; understanding of Eastmans businesses, products, and processes; formal analytical capabilities; and skills in utilizing disparate structured and unstructured data sources to provide well communicated insights to key decision makers across the company. A typical client engagement could include applications of visualization, data mining, multivariate analysis, forecasting, predictive modeling, or text analytics.

Your main responsibilities will be:

* Network within the areas you support to develop a sound understanding of their products, processes and challenges

* Actively engage business leadership to identify key opportunities to apply analytics and pursue the most valuable of those opportunities

* Translate business needs into analytics questions, then, translate analytics answers into business insight and effectively communicate findings to the appropriate individuals.

* Develop and support analytics solutions to enable decision-makers to address questions of an ongoing or repetitive nature

* Understand Eastmans data as well as relevant external data and bring it to bear on analytic questions

* Work collaboratively with other members of the Data Science organization as well as embedded business analysts to ensure the analytics needs of Eastman are met

* Requirements*

* Competency with statistics and mathematics to understand the appropriate techniques to apply to a given analytic problem and then to be able to generate useful results with those techniques. Experience doing this with common analytic platforms such as Statistica, RapidMiner, or SAS Enterprise Miner is essential. Experience with leading text analytic platforms is a plus.

* Ability to utilize code in solving problems is essential. Experience with common analytic programming platforms such as R, SAS, or Python is foundational. Skills in accessing data using SQL or MDX are also important. Application development skills in the Microsoft .NET environment would be a nice plus.

* Must be able to access, manipulate and transform data, either as a prerequisite to analysis or as an analytic result in itself. Application of programming skills to do this is expected. Experience with tools such as Tableau or the Microsoft Power BI stack is a plus.

* A basic understanding of business operations is needed so you can ask the right questions and deliver the right results in a way that is understandable and useable to your clients. More advanced business understanding through education or experience is a plus.

* Soft skills in communication, influence, change management, and leadership are important for identifying the right problems, getting engagement to develop the right solutions, and delivering results in a way that maximizes value.

* A track record of digging in to the tough problems, attacking them from different angles, and bringing innovative approaches to bear is highly desirable. Must be capable of self-teaching new techniques and concepts in this rapidly evolving field.

* Education*

* M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant field such as Business Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Operations Research.

* Experience*

* Both recent graduates and experienced candidates will be considered for this position.

*

* Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/Disability/Vet*

* Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.**

Information Technology *Analytics Consultant* *TN-Kingsport* *00004674*

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