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HR Advisor

Job Requisition ID:  48584

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 




Under the direction of the Human Resource Business Partner, the Human Resources Advisor manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office. The HR Advisor manages the administration of the human resource policies, procedures and programs.  This role will assist and advise company leaders and team members about Human Resource issues. The Human Resources Advisor leads and coordinates Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes safety, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  

This role will support one or more manufacturing divisions at our Kingsport, Tennessee site.  The individual selected for this role will serve as a key member on the site HR team.  To be successful in this role, the individual in this position will need to excel at consultation and coaching, diagnostic and analytical problem solving, customer service, advocacy, and communications. Strong cooperation and collaboration with all HR and business stakeholders are essential.


The Human Resources Advisor is responsible for all or part of these areas:

•    Assisting with recruiting and staffing logistics
•    Performance management
•    Organizational development
•    Talent and succession planning processes
•    Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
•    Employee orientation, development, and training
•    Employee relations
•    Employee communications
•    Benefit inquiries
•    Employee services and counseling



•    Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
•    3+ years generalist or prior Human Resources experience required; 3+ years of manufacturing-specific HR experience preferred.
•    Experience with employee relations preferred.
•    Strong leadership skills and ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to translate HR knowledge into valuable recommendations and solutions.
•    Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
•    Passion for working in an industrial setting and supporting manufacturing-based client group.
•    Strong business acumen and people acumen, and ability to consult, coach and influence business leaders at a managerial level around complex HR decisions.
•    Excellent cross-group collaboration, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
•    Strong systems-thinking ability. Demonstrable experience in analyzing business issues and providing scalable HR solutions that address & align to broader business requirements.
•    Ability to deal with ambiguity, and achieve results in a fast-paced, heavily matrixed team environment.
•    Ability to manipulate and analyze HR data and drive solutions or recommendations based on data insights.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of HR laws such as EEOC guidelines, FLSA and ADA.
•    Can lead medium to large-scale projects and HR processes.
•    Proficient in HR Systems and Microsoft Office Products, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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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