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Human Resources Manager

Job Requisition ID:  48061

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 Role

The HR Manager will be part of the site leadership team and will be responsible for enacting the overall HR strategy for the business.This position will provide a proven HR professional the opportunity to make a difference and be pivotal in driving the Eastman Global Plan for Success. The role will be both strategic and operational in providing a comprehensive HR service across the full employee lifecycle, delivering strong people related strategies, aligned with current employment law and business objectives.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Manage and develop the HR function for Finland ensuring leadership and development of direct report.
  • Develop strategies which focus on staff development, succession planning, mentoring and talent attraction and retention.
  • Manage continuous collaboration with employee representatives and other stakeholders related to employment and labor relations.
  • Leadership of country/local personnel policy and administration (payroll, local benefits, etc.).
  • Coaching people leaders to continuously drive leadership of people related strategies aligned with business objectives and current employment legislation.
  • Locally drive and enhance the global HR initiatives that support the delivery of Eastman’s value proposition.
  • Ensure data quality for employee records is accurate and secure, and compliant with regulations.

What You’ll Bring to The Team

  • Experience in managing employee relations and strong understanding of Finnish employment related legislation, regulations and practices, a manufacturing background would be advantageous.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or related software.
  • Competence to influence and build relationships with a cross-functional, global matrix organization with the awareness of cultural differences.
  • Strong stakeholder management with local management teams and wider organizational reporting structure.
  • Academic degree and relevant HR experience including leadership experience.
  • Must be proficient in both written and spoken Finnish and English.


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