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Manager, Corporate Development

Job Requisition ID:  44114


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

Key Responsibilities



This leadership role is an on-site position based at our Kingsport, TN corporate headquarters.

Relocation assistance is available. 



  • Lead global, cross-functional deal teams executing M&A transactions 
  • Work directly with internal and external stakeholders, as a representative of Corporate Development and Eastman, to develop and cultivate a robust pipeline of attractive M&A opportunities for Eastman 
  • Develop insights, analyses, and recommendations, captured in high-quality materials, and present them to senior management and business leadership to drive internal alignment and executive decisions
  • Oversee the comprehensive M&A modeling, valuation, and financial analysis required to inform strategic choices
  • Understand Eastman’s strategic landscape and capital markets environment, including developing a strong external network to  
  • 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.

  • Knowledge, understanding, and ability to lead teams through all aspects M&A transactions, including business development, due diligence, strategic/financial analysis, and deal negotiation/execution
    • Strategic rationale and logic underlying portfolio choices and investment decisions
    • Deal process, due diligence, transaction structures and mechanics
    • Understand legal and regulatory concepts governing M&A transactions
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to bring together large, cross-functional, global teams to drive alignment and action to drive strategic choices and deliver successful results.  Experience and effectiveness working within large, matrixed global organizations is important
  • Ability to perform and oversee robust M&A modeling, valuation and financial analyses, and coach, guide, and direct others on the analytical and technical aspects of M&A analysis
    • 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 
  • Envision and develop high-quality presentation materials for senior management and external stakeholders, working both independently and collaboratively within a team. Take ownership of developing strategic content and creatively design both substance and form of work product
  • 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


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


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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