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Strategy Manager

Job Requisition ID:  48411

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


The primary role for the Corporate Strategy Manager will be to partner with the Strategy Director in creating and leading work modules in strategy “deep dives” and/or corporate strategy projects, through leading analyses, generating insights/best practice recommendations and using key strategy methods. This position supports the execution of all aspects of strategy development. Responsibilities (what the Strategy Manager does)

  • Create and execute, with minimal direction from the Director, Corporate Strategy, any individual module of the strategy process, including.
    • Identifying key data needs and potential data sources
    • Leading the effort to gather needed data, e.g., by interviewing internal and external SMEs, designing/chartering tailored market research, etc.
    • Directing the creation and use of the framework, tool, or model central to the module o Conducting module sub-team meetings to discuss and draw out implications and recommendations for best practices that will improve choices.
    • Writing the first draft summary of the work of the module sub-teams
    • Leads training of the strategy tools and serves as a mentor to junior strategy team members.
    • Partner with the Senior Manager, and Director, Strategy in coaching business and growth platform team members in the use of key strategy and EBME concepts and methods.
    • Partner with Corporate Strategy Management in resource planning and recruiting for the more junior strategy team members.
    • Engage and facilitate workshops with Director level business partners and stakeholders.
    • Partner with Business Leaders to develop Executive Level strategy presentations.




Career Level. Fully competent professional role.  Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Represents the level at which career may stabilize for many years and/or conclude. Impact of work is primarily within site or country. 


  • The position requires demonstrated experience in developing business and/or product strategies within a business-to-business or business-to-consumer, large corporate environment (Fortune 500). 
  • Demonstrated experience with project management skills leading multi-functional teams is required. 
  • Must demonstrate strong strategic thinking and analytical capability and the ability to work in a complex and diversified environment. 
  • The position requires strong computer skills particularly in effectively presenting concepts and “key takeaway” analysis through use of PowerPoint, other graphic packages, Excel, etc. 
  • The position requires regular interaction with Vice President and Executive levels within the company and, as such, should have the personal “presence” and communication ability to successfully manage these interactions.

The position requires a master’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Chemistry, Marketing, 
Accounting, Finance, or related field of study plus 3 years of experience. 
The employer will alternatively accept a bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of experience in lieu of a master’s degree plus 3 years of strategy consultancy experience. 

 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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