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Talent Acquisition Partner, Commercial

Job Requisition ID:  44839

This role can be performed remotely or at the Kingsport, TN Corporate Office.


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



For Eastman, everything starts with our people.  Creating a culture where everyone thrives and reaches their full potential is nonnegotiable – our ability to innovate and outperform depends on it and fuels our results.   

As a business-aligned Global Talent Acquisition Partner you will deeply understand the vision and business objectives to help leaders most effectively define the talent strategy and specific talent needs to support business growth. You will define and execute innovative recruiting strategies through a consultative partnership with HR and Business Leaders.  You will execute effective innovative sourcing strategies to attract and convert high potential prospects to fulltime employees, build a pipeline of talent and build hiring capability and confidence in leaders leveraging best-in-class tools and approaches.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and maintain pro-active and constructive relations with business leaders and hiring managers to translate short term business goals and long-term business objectives into talent acquisition objectives and strategies
  • Proactively be in the marketplace to source and attract high performers to maintain a consistent flow of highly qualified talent to add to the organization
  • Build high quality diverse talent pools and ensure candidate statuses up to date in the applicant tracking system
  • Build a talent network through industry contacts, associations, trade groups and continually executes best practices from the COEs
  • Research new sourcing tools, best practices, and ideas to develop a strategy to best utilize these recruiting/networking tools
  • Deploy effective recruitment practices with hiring teams, influencing behaviors that drive high quality selection and positive candidate experiences
  • Track goals, metrics, and performance of the hiring cycle; regularly communicate status and results
  • Propose and implement ongoing innovations and improvements to the recruitment process based on expertise and data, both core practices for the enterprise as well as execution of those practices within the business
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times
  • Regularly connects with new hires to ensure a great candidate experience from initial interaction through their first 90 days



  • A Bachelor’s degree and five plus years of talent acquisition experience in a global business or division along with the preferred competencies and skills:
  • Exceptional consultative skills with the desire to understand the needs of each client then formulate and execute the strategy to meet those needs
  • Ability to quickly forge strong, influential business relationships both internally and externally
  • Thorough knowledge of/experience recruiting for professional roles; knowledge and expertise in internet data mining, professional networking, passive candidate cold calling, and innovative sourcing techniques.
  • A versatile “special-projects” orientation coupled with confirmed multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Attention to detail with a strong sense of urgency
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems and LinkedIn Boolean searching

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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