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Corporate Development Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  39566

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 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

Role Description


The Corporate Development Analyst is an integral member of a small, dedicated team of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals at Eastman Chemical, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals.   Key responsibilities include performing complex financial and strategic analysis on potential M&A transactions, preparing world-class presentations to support strategic and financial decision-making by senior management and the Board of Directors. 


The Analyst will also support all aspects of developing, progressing, and executing Corporate Development transactions and projects in a dedicated, diligent, and collaborative manner.  This is a highly visible role within Eastman with broad exposure across businesses and functions as well as across all levels of the organization.  Over time, it is expected that the Analyst, depending on interest, passion, and ability will have opportunities for career advancement in Corporate Development or other areas within Eastman.



  • Serve as integral member of deal teams executing a broad range of joint venture, acquisitions, and divestitures for Eastman globally
  • Work collaboratively within Corporate Development team to prepare first-class presentations to support strategic and financial decision-making by senior management and business leadership
  • Construct detailed M&A transaction models and perform complex valuation and financial analysis
  • Research, track, analyze M&A and capital markets activity relevant to Eastman

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Business, Marketing, Finance, or Technical undergraduate degree preferred but not required
  • Evidence of exceptional performance as an Undergraduate Student and / or evidence of quantitative analysis required
  • 1-2 years of investment banking experience preferred; alternatively, candidate must show strong track record in previous analytical / business roles (marketing, sales, accounting, finance)

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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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