Talent Acquisition Partner

Job Requisition ID:  51271

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 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.



We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Talent Acquisition Partner specializing in manufacturing and operations to join our team. As a Talent Acquisition Partner, you will be responsible for attracting, sourcing, and recruiting skilled and diverse operations and mechanical team members. Your primary focus will be on building talent pipelines, establishing relationships with local community colleges and  veterans organizations, and ensuring a robust pool of qualified candidates for the Longview site. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operations recruiting, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a passion for finding top talent, and strong data analysis and change management skills.

•    Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies and techniques to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates for operations and mechanical positions.
•    Source, screen, and evaluate candidates through various channels, including job boards, social media, networking events, and referrals.
•    Conduct thorough interviews and assessments to determine candidate suitability for operations roles, ensuring a strong fit with the company culture and values.
•    Build and maintain a talent pipeline of qualified candidates for current and future operations positions.
•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with local community colleges, trade schools, and other organizations to establish a steady flow of potential candidates.
•    Collaborate with hiring managers and department heads to understand their specific talent needs and requirements.
•    Provide guidance and support to hiring managers throughout the recruitment process, including job description development, interview training, and candidate selection.
•    Utilize applicant tracking systems and other recruitment tools to manage candidate data and ensure a smooth and efficient recruitment process.
•    Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in operations recruiting, and continuously seek opportunities to improve recruitment strategies and processes.
•    Participate in employer branding initiatives to promote the company as an employer of choice for operations professionals.
•    Collaborate with the HR team to ensure a seamless onboarding process for new hires.
•    Initiate and lead projects aimed at enhancing Longview recruitment efforts. 
•    Effectively utilize data to draw insight and make recommendations and decisions.
•    Influence and drive change management efforts.


•    Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (or equivalent experience). MHR or MBA preferred.
•    Proven experience as a Talent Acquisition Partner or Recruiter, with a focus on operations and mechanical positions.
•    Strong knowledge of operations and mechanical roles, responsibilities, and required skills.
•    Experience in building and maintaining talent pipelines for specialized positions.
•    Familiarity with applicant tracking systems and other recruitment software.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence candidates and stakeholders.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple recruitment projects simultaneously.
•    Proactive and results-oriented mindset, with a strong drive to achieve recruitment goals and targets.
•    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•    Familiarity with local community colleges and organizations in the operations field is a plus.

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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