HR Advisor

Job Requisition ID:  49147

Who we are


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 


Join us and make a difference


Under the direction of the Human Resource Business Partner, the Human Resources Advisor manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources organization while providing support to one or more client organizations 
within the assigned business or function. 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.  


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 across HR and business stakeholders are essential. 


How you'll help us innovate to build a better world


In addition to the responsibilities held by the HR Representative role, the HR Advisor role is expected carry out the following responsibilities
and demonstrate advanced competency within the following areas; 


  • Assisting with recruiting and staffing logistics
  • Performance management
  • Organizational development
  • Talent and succession planning processes; Understanding the talent needs of the organization and identifying and addressing talent gaps
  • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
  • Employee orientation, development, and training
  • Employee relations
  • Employee communications
  • Benefit inquiries
  • Employee services and counseling

We would love to hear from people with


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
  • 3+ years generalist or prior Human Resources experience required.
  • Experience with employee relations
  • Experience with coaching leaders and employees
  • 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.
  • 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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