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Talent Acquisition Manager - Kingsport, TN

Job Requisition ID:  27422

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Provides direct management, guidance and workload balancing to assigned Talent Acquisition Partners and Recruiters to ensure appropriate recruitment processes are being adhered to in a consistent manner, while providing feedback on an ongoing basis. Develops, enhances and maintains partnerships with HR, business leaders and management personnel. Provides sound advice on proactive recruiting strategies that support the business objectives and attract highly qualified candidates. Collaborates with business leaders to design, implement, utilize and track  and report progress of shared accountability in the hiring process. Conducts in-depth behavioral based screening of perspective applicants. Trains recruitment team and interview panel members on effective interviewing and assessment methodologies. Acts as sourcing strategy mentor/lead to Talent Acquisition Partners and Recruiters. Responsible for the recruitment of high visibility recruitments.


  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for recruiting team and act as a strong role model, motivating for growth while driving a high level of performance.
  • Coach and develop the talent acquisition team to ensure it has the right skills, resources and tools to meet its objectives
  • Champion consistency and a strong client and customer service orientation to ensure value-add client support
  • Receive, manage, and satisfactorily resolve escalations and apply lessons learned across organization
  • Develop and implement innovative candidate sourcing strategies that include networking on and offline, identifying viable passive candidates, leveraging colleague referrals, attracting a diverse range of candidates, participating in recruiting events, and utilizing social media tools and resources
  • Establish and promote team as a credible, trustworthy, and capable resource within the organization
  • Responsible for the recruitment key leadership talent
  • Developing excellent trusted-advisor relationships at all levels of the organization and serves as the subject matter expert for the Talent Acquisition function
  • Build systems of accountability and ownership for talent acquisition
  • Drive innovation in talent attraction
  • Ensure Talent Acquisition Consistency and Excellence



  • Ability to translate business requirements into strategic talent acquisition actions with positive, measurable business impact
  • Ability to quickly gain an understanding of the business needs and strategy and articulate the needs of a position
  • Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically, analytically, conceptually and innovatively
  • Willing to be hands-on throughout daily activities
  • A flexible approach and ability to operate in a fast-moving and demanding environment
  • High levels of personal energy and positivity
  • Working knowledge of ATS systems



  • BA/BS required
  • 7+ years relevant experience in recruitment


This is not a virtual or remote position. One must be willing or able to relocate to the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. 

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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