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Global ESG Manager

Job Requisition ID:  44732

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

 

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 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop Eastman’s ESG strategy and be the architect of Eastman’s roadmap to execute solid ESG performance and integration of ESG throughout Eastman’s business units and corporate functions. The successful candidate will also support the Company’s Investor Relations and Sustainability teams in their efforts to engage key stakeholders and raise awareness of Eastman’s ESG strategy and performance. This includes developing and delivering ESG messaging to senior leaders in such forums as the Company’s Sustainability Council to representing Eastman externally on ESG conference panels and supporting Investor Relations on ESG-focused meetings with shareholders and prospective investors.
  • Partner with key internal stakeholders (e.g., businesses, operations, Investor Relations, Corporate Finance, Legal, Sourcing & Procurement, Government Affairs, and Sustainability, among others) to advise, implement, and track progress on ESG related metrics, goals, and performance measures.
  • Have experience in and knowledge of ESG assessments such as MSCI, ISS and CDP to ensure ESG data requests are fulfilled in a timely, accurate manner. The Global ESG Manager will have a firm grasp of emerging global ESG, climate change, and sustainability related trends to recommend and coordinate on climate and energy issues, initiatives, and organizations for external engagement. Specific expertise in Europe and Asia-Pacific climate and energy policy-related issues is a plus
  • Collaborate with key business and corporate functional leaders to identify ESG-related opportunities and facilitate timely and constructive ESG program evaluations as well as develop ESG metrics/analytics to analyze performance and inform decision-making.
  • Oversee use of an ESG reporting software platform for collecting, storing, validating, and distributing ESG and sustainability data and content for reporting and responding to key stakeholder requests as required.
  • Track global trends, developments, disclosures, industry standards, regulations and tools including ESG metrics and KPIs and effectively communicate updates and implications with appropriate stakeholders as part of Eastman’s global issue management process.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of Eastman’s ESG program including reviewing, reporting on, facilitating and advocating for continuous development in the Company's ESG ratings as measured by leading and relevant ESG standards and frameworks – such as the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and Task Force for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) – and rating agencies and NGOs.
  • Eastman’s Global ESG Manager will also partner with Corporate Communications and Investor Relations teams in the Company to develop the ESG narrative to facilitate a proactive communications strategy that includes key performance and data driven goals, milestones, and metrics.
  • Partner with Corporate Communications and Sustainability groups on identifying and writing content for Eastman’s annual Sustainability Report, ESG Datasheet and other reports as requested by the Company’s internal and external stakeholders.
     

Qualifications

 

  • Superior interpersonal communications skills who can distill, summarize, and articulate large volumes of information to meet the different needs of internal and external audiences
  • Experience with building and managing successful projects within a highly matrixed organization
  • Intellectually curious mindset who takes the initiative to analyze, query and problem solve
  • Enjoys working independently and effectively networks both internally and externally
  • Highly organized and comfortable managing multiple work streams at once
  • Critical thinking skill and an optimistic, results-oriented, self-driven personality who can use influence, persuasion, and negotiation, for example, to advance Eastman’s ESG strategy
  • Clear, concise, and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Quick learner and adaptable to change
  • Analytically minded who has strong, proven skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and ESG, sustainability or financial data analysis
     

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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