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Corporate Development Analyst

Job Requisition ID:  39566

Location: Kingsport (TN)


Eastman Chemical Company ("Eastman" or the "Company") is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a robust portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman aims to enhances the quality of life in a material way by delivering innovative products and solutions to our customers and maintaining a strong commitment to safety and sustainability.


Eastman leverages world class technology platforms to drive advancements in key growth areas such as molecular recycling technologies, thermoplastic conversion, functional films, coatings formulations, care additives, textiles and nonwovens, and animal nutrition. Founded in 1920, Eastman became an independent public company in 1993 (NYSE:EMN). 


Today, Eastman is a Fortune 500 company with 2021 revenues of $10.5 billion, approximately 14,000 employees, and over 40 manufacturing facilities across the globe serving customers in over 100 countries. Through science and technology, Eastman will proactively address the triple challenge of Climate, Circularity, and Caring for Society. 


Role Description


The Corporate Development Analyst will be an integral member of a dedicated team of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals at Eastman Chemical, a leading global specialty materials company.  Key responsibilities include shaping the corporate portfolio strategy, developing actionable M&A pipeline, and executing transactions from idea generation phase through signing, closing and integration.  

The Corporate Development Analyst will play a critical role in performing strategic and financial analysis of merger, acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture opportunities for Eastman and developing insights, perspectives and recommendations necessary to inform strategic decision-making by senior management and the Board of Directors.  

This individual will also be a core member of deal teams executing transactions in Eastman’s robust and active M&A pipeline, supporting all aspects of deal execution including project management, due diligence, valuation, structuring and negotiating agreements, as well as partnering cross-functionally with business management and functional departments to ensure successful outcomes.

This is a highly visible role within Eastman with significant exposure to senior management and business leadership, as well as a broad spectrum of functional areas.  Excellent opportunities for curious, motivated individuals to understand how large companies operate and how to leverage the scale and resources to deliver results.  Corporate Development Analysts who demonstrate high-performance have meaningful opportunities for career advancement at Eastman.



Key Responsibilities


  • Serve as core member of global, cross-functional deal teams executing M&A transactions 
  • Conduct comprehensive M&A modeling, valuation, and financial analysis to inform strategic choices
  • Develop insights, analyses and recommendations captured in high-quality presentations to support decision-making by senior management, business leadership, and the Board of Directors
  • Understand, monitor, track M&A and capital markets activity relevant to Eastman
  • Working collaboratively across the global Eastman organization to drive successful results


Candidate Profile


The ideal candidate would possess most of the following capabilities and qualities, but above all must have a positive attitude and a strong desire to learn and grow.


  • Ability to construct robust M&A models and perform complex valuation and financial analyses
    • Examples include merger models with three-statement pro forma financials, shareholder value creation analysis, sum-of-the parts, DCF, LBO, IRR, ROIC analyses, and comparable trading/transactions analysis 
    • Experience/acumen with finance and accounting scenarios is highly desirable
  • Prepares world-class presentation materials for senior management and external stakeholders, working both independently and collaboratively within a team
    • Develop and refine presentations with high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and rigor
    • Understand content and creatively improve both substance and form of work product
    • Create efficiency by leverage strong technical skills within PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Knowledge and understanding of M&A transactions, strategy, deal process
    • Strategic rationale and logic underlying portfolio choices and investment decisions
    • Deal process, structure and mechanics
    • Understand legal and regulatory concepts governing M&A transactions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and successful work habits 
    • High attention to detail, resourceful, well-organized, and good time management 
    • Positive attitude, welcomes feedback, seeks to understand, adapts rapidly to dynamic environment while helping team stay balanced and focused
    • Earn trust and confidence of internal and external stakeholders, including Eastman business and functional leaders, M&A deal counterparties, and external advisors  


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Financial accounting and corporate finance coursework is required, either through formal education or investment bank training program: 
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate development, or related fields


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.

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