Retirement Plans Manager

Job Requisition ID:  49770

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


The Retirement Plans Manager is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of retirement programs for all domestic locations with overall responsibility for the retirement readiness of employees. This also includes direct administration of the 401(k) plan. 

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


  • Manage relationships with strategic partners and vendors.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure plan investments, contracts, and day-to-day issues are effectively managed.
  • Lead retirement planning education and engagement sessions with employees.
  • Design and implement changes to retirement plans to achieve “best in class” retirement outcomes.
  • Communicate and implement industry and plan design changes.
  • Manage the performance of the 401(k) and other retirement programs.
  • Manage both internal and external plan audits.
  • Interpret and apply laws and regulations through partnership with legal counsel.
  • Coordinate all annual filings and ensure compliance with application laws and regulations.
  • Manage roll out of company financial wellness tools and resources to employees.

We would love to hear from people with


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree in Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in benefits or relevant area required.
  • Experience with international retirement plans preferred.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Desire to be part of a team-oriented environment.
  • Professional and effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Experience managing internal and external relationships.
  • Experience in multi-divisional and multi-location company.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives.

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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