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Human Resources Specialist

Job Requisition ID:  36921

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


We are searching for a dynamic Human Resources Specialist to join the Anniston, Alabama and Texas City, Texas HR Team. The ideal candidate is adaptable, proactive and professional with demonstrated capability of working in a high-energy, team-oriented environment to achieve results.  Candidate must show strong attention to detail and possess exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.  Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for working with people at all levels, across Eastman.  Maintaining professionalism and exercising integrity in handling confidential information at all times is a necessity. This role will be based in Alabama but travel will be required to the Texas location that it also supports


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Use in-depth human resources knowledge to assist HR Manager and line supervision in interpreting and consistently applying policies, programs, and processes.
  • Gather, consolidate, and draft information for internal and external correspondence, presentations, and reports with precision, accuracy and a keen eye for detail.
  • Perform data analysis and provide recommendations to the HR Manager.
  • Serve on project teams, which may include leading teams, leading meetings, spearheading initiatives, and representing HR on cross-functional teams.
  • Facilitate HR transactions related to personnel moves, performance evaluations, changes in compensation, hires and terminations.
  • Serve as focal point for and collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Payroll, Compensation, Benefits and other HR Centers of Excellence.
  • Draft personnel announcements and coordinate communication plans.
  • Develop and maintain HR metrics for Texas City and Anniston.
  • Serve as a focal point for HR-related questions from employees and managers.
  • Audit and manage HR-related electronic files for Texas City and Anniston.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively plan, schedule and organize by assisting in scheduling and preparing for meetings, including coordinating logistics, assembling background information, and preparing agenda, presentations, reports and meeting minutes.
  • Conduct HR portion of new hire onboarding.


Skills and Capabilities:



  • Associates Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Human Resources required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 1- 3 years of HR related experience in multiple areas such as payroll, employee HRIS and reporting, sourcing and selection, employment law, employee relations, compensation and benefits, etc. Will consider Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field in lieu of experience.
  • Must be dependable and set the example for exceptional dependability for other professionals.
  • Capability of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to produce accurate, error-free work.
  • Strong SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Patience and pleasant interaction with others; service oriented.
  • Outstanding ability to take initiative and to assume responsibility for projects, and to improve processes.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Ambitious and a willingness to think outside the box to deliver creative solutions.
  • Superb judgment, maturity, and professionalism.
  • Ability to interact with multiple levels of the organization.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Proactive and customer focused.
  • Problem solve using logic and reasoning to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives.
  • 10% Travel to other sites.



  • Previous experience in a union environment.
  • Proficiency in SAP/R3 and reporting applications.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Anniston

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