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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.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

•Financial Manager assigned to Treasury to lead all financial risk management duties for a global enterprise
•Responsible for trading key commodity and currency positions
•Manages a team of financial analysts which collectively provides decision support through analysis and complex financial modeling
•Provides strategic guidance and recommendations for the management of financial risks across commodities, FX and interest rates
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manages process of reducing volatility of other income/expense line of P&L through currency risk management
•Manage hedge accounting processes to ensure derivatives are properly accounted for
•Coordinates and oversees the application of rigorous analyses required in support of risk management strategies for managing commodity price risks
•Advises on fixed/floating mix targets for Eastman Chemical’s portfolio of debt instruments
•Responsible for drafting of transaction strategy plans for managing risks in the area of commodities and foreign currencies
•Develops Financial Risk Management vision and contributes to the implementation of leading practices and driving employee engagement, as well as building internal support for managing risks across the enterprise
•Participates on cross functional teams where needed to advise on key risks and management strategies
 
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:
•Comprehensive understanding of  risk measurement including Value at Risk
•Synthesis of inputs, commodity costs and pricing relationships into clear recommendations and defensible positions to build support for risk management
•Strong advisory and  influence capabilities
•Assist in managing Eastman banking relationships
•Significant experience in trading financial instruments
•Solid  problem solving and resolution techniques
•Strategic thinking  applied to business issues as well as finance staffing and overall functional excellence
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
•MBA
•Economics, Finance, or Other Quantitative Discipline required
•Minimum of 10 years of finance, risk management and managerial experience, to generally include
•Direct  supervision across various disciplines and geographies
•Trading financial instruments
•Strategy development
•Strategic project and core process leadership
•Application of financial/risk acumen in decision support for specific business planning and performance
•Recruiting and talent development

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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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