Corporate Development Executive Administrative Assistant

Job Requisition ID:  51645

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit




Eastman is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Corporate Development Executive Administrative Assistant position to provide support for the Corporate Development function. This position would report directly to the Managing Director of Corporate Development.
The Executive Administrative Assistant will act as an ambassador and liaison for the Managing Director to support the smooth day-to-day operations of the function.  The Corp Dev function is responsible for leading global M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and investments, on behalf of the ET.

The individual will handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature and will need to display a high degree of discretion, integrity, and know-how to balance urgent requests with thoughtfulness. The successful individual will bring a positive and can-do attitude and flexibility to the work environment and demonstrate the ability to work with professionalism and courtesy with all levels of internal management, employees, and external contacts.  

This position is located on site at our Corporate Headquarters in Kingsport, TN

Job responsibilities include:

 · Serving as a resource for the Managing Director along with the broader Corporate Development team; anticipating needs and proactively creating options and recommendations  
· Collaborating internally to provide information, reports, or responses to Corporate Development information requests; ability to work collaboratively across a large organization and across geographies (domestically and internationally) is a must
· Arranging both domestic and international travel
· Arranging, organizing, managing, and maintaining schedules for meetings, video conferences, and small group events, in addition to any set up that is required 
· Learning and contextualizing business priorities and acting accordingly, using best judgement as to which meetings need to be prioritized, which meetings cannot be moved, and always approaching scheduling conflicts with a can-do approach
· Collaborating with external partners to organize on-site visits, meetings, and luncheons
· Managing expense reports for Managing Director & Director
· Maintaining team SharePoint sites and organizing information
· Maintaining office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies and services
· Entering and monitoring contracts in Icertis
· Utilizing Adobe for signing and editing documents as needed



· Minimum high school graduate: college degree in a related field is preferred
· Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
· SharePoint skills are a plus

Skills for Success:

· Must be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality.  Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and use best judgment for sharing information.  
· Be adaptable, proactive, and professional, with demonstrated capability of working in a team-oriented environment to achieve results while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
· Quick learner and agile multi-tasker who must demonstrate proactive initiative and extreme attention to detail
· Possess exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to interface in a highly professional and friendly manner with people across multiple Eastman organizations, cultures and outside the company.
· Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate ability to juggle multiple competing tasks, scheduling conflicts, and personalities; must independently meet deadlines, develop contingency plans and identify potential scheduling conflicts
· Understand that this role is not a remote job

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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