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HSES Manager (m/w/d)

Job Requisition ID:  46136

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 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Role Profile

As the EHS Manager, you will lead all EHS activities across our manufacturing and technology facility Groβröhrsdorf (near Dresden), Germany. You will ensure that our people and locations are legally compliant and satisfy Eastman’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Security procedures, standards, and processes. This position has two direct reports and will also assume accountabilities for all environmental activities at the site. 


Are you an ambitious HSE professional looking for a role in which you can make an impact? Apply today to join the team!



Core job accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Lead our continuous improvement of HSES performance on site
  • Build and lead the HSES team at the Großröhrsdorf site
  • Build a sustainable safety culture and act as a specialist in the field
  • Ensure good visibility & communication with all staff on site, be accessible to internal customers
  • Develop and implement functional plans and review the regularly
  • Strive to complete HSES corrective actions plans
  • Strive for compliance with the HSES laws and regulations and the corporate HSES policies and guiding principles
  • Drive continuous improvement of ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001


Review new German and European legislation and initiatives in the region and determine the impact for the site specifically and Eastman in general.

  • Participate as needed on corporate assessments

Build relationships and good communication lines with the stakeholders:

  • Maintain high level of communication with the Manager HSES Operations EMEA, EMEA environmental team, Corporate HSE and other support functions as needed
  • Act as primary contact person for authorities, i.e., Labor inspection, Fire Brigade, etc.
  • Represent Großröhrsdorf for HSES concerns in the Community
  • Represent Großröhrsdorf in Regional HSES team
  • Be a strong partner in the Site Leadership team of Großröhrsdorf,



  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in EHS field, chemistry, engineering, or related science, with relevant experience. 
  • In-depth knowledge of occupational health and safety and/or environmental regulations. Must keep fully informed on all existing and proposed changes in this field. Solid understanding of key business metrics, key drivers, business vision, and manufacturing processes/challenges as applicable to influence customers.
  • An excellent command of the German and English language (written and spoken).
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally


What we offer:

  • Within the scope of the position, we offer the possibility of perspective development
  • The possibility to develop a meaningful career in HSE or related field within a innovation driven growth company 
  • Flexible working hours and different working time models - or shift plan for one year in advance
  • 30 days’ vacation
  • Performance-related bonus payments & attractive compensation
  • Personal responsibility; regular feedback meetings; fixed training budgets and on-the-job training
  • Employer-sponsored company pension plan 
  • Joint sports events such as company run
  • Company health management: stand-up workstations, fresh fruit, massages, free drinks and coffee specialties as much as you want paid time off for care high standard of occupational health and safety

Are you interested?

Please send us your complete application documents including salary requirement and earliest possible joining date.

Your Contact: Tina Schölzel, Katja Lange
Southwall Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, 
Southwallstraße 1, 01900 Großröhrsdorf, Germany

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