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Human Resources Generalist

Job Requisition ID:  45254

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit



Seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Human Resources (HR) Generalist position.  The ideal candidate is adaptable, proactive, and professional with demonstrated capability working in a high-energy, team-oriented environment to achieve results.  Candidate must show strong attention to detail and possess exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.  Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for working with people at all levels, across Eastman.  Maintaining professionalism and exercising integrity in handling confidential information at all times is a necessity. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use in-depth human resources knowledge to assist HR Managers and line supervision in interpreting and consistently applying policies, programs, and processes.
  • Gather, consolidate, and draft information for internal and external correspondence, presentations, and reports with precision, accuracy and a keen eye for detail.
  • Perform data analysis and provide recommendations to the HR Manager.
  • Serve on project teams, which may include leading teams, leading meetings, spearheading initiatives, and representing HR on cross-functional teams. 
  • Facilitate HR transactions related to personnel moves, changes in compensation, hires and terminations.
  • Serve as focal point for and collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Payroll, Compensation, Benefits and other HR Centers of Excellence.
  • Draft personnel announcements and coordinate communication plans.
  • Develop and maintain HR metrics for organizations supported.
  • Guide others to align with Eastman policy and procedures
  • Be an advocate and ally for all inclusion and diversity in our workplace
  • Serve as a focal point for HR-related questions from employees and managers.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively plan, schedule, and organize by assisting in scheduling and preparing for meetings,  coordinating logistics, assembling background information,  preparing agenda, presentations, reports and meeting minutes.
  • Serve as a backup for other HR Specialists.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years  Human Resources administrative  or HR Generalist  related  experience  required or Associates degree and  two years HR experience or Bachelors degree in Business  in lieu of experience.
  • Must be dependable.
  • Capability of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to produce accurate, error-free work.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Patience and pleasant interaction with others; service oriented; teamwork oriented.
  • Outstanding ability to take initiative and to assume responsibility for projects.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Ambitious and a willingness to think outside the box to deliver creative solutions.
  • Superb judgment, maturity, and professionalism.
  • Ability to interact with multiple levels of the organization.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Proactive and customer focused.
  • Problem solve using logic and reasoning to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Bachelors degree in Human Resources or Business is preferred.
  • Human resources experience preferred.
  • Proficiency and can teach others in SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. 
  • Proficiency and can teach others  in SAP/R3 and reporting applications.
  • Proficiency and can teach others in Power BI 



Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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