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Indirect Tax Manager

Job Requisition ID:  38323

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit

The role

Reporting to the Senior Tax Manager, the Indirect Tax Manager is responsible for supervising and day-to-day management of the Compliance activities of the Indirect Tax Analysts, signing off filings and leading the development of the Indirect Tax Compliance Analysts while driving functional excellence and digitization of the Compliance processes. In this role you monitor Indirect Tax law changes applicable to Eastman businesses and identify process changes triggered by new tax requirements. You manage Indirect Tax projects and develop strategic and operational implementation work plans to ensure Tax Compliance in EMEA. 


Stay abreast of changes in the EU and other EMEA regulations concerning VAT, analyzing their impact on Eastman’s businesses, taking action to assure compliance and leading projects where needed. 

  • Supervise, review, and sign off on VAT returns prepared by the Indirect Tax Analyst.
  • Monitor and report Indirect Tax law changes applicable to Eastman in the EMEA region.
  • Drive and improve compliance processes.
  • Provide Indirect Tax training to Eastman functions and business.
  • Support the Senior Indirect Tax Manager in all Indirect Tax matters.
  • Assist in managing Indirect Tax audits
  • Assessment of indirect tax positions and interpretations of our business models
  • Manage Indirect Tax projects and develop strategic and operational implementation work plans to ensure new Indirect Tax compliance. 
  • Drives optimization trough process improvement and technology.
  • Support Tax department to assure readiness for Real Time Reporting and the future state of the Indirect Tax functions.
  • Ensure consistency with company strategy, commitments, and targets 
  • Partner and support business functions in projects and answering queries. 

Qualifications & Background

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Indirect Taxes, preferably a combination of experience in a big accounting firm and industry. 
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Fiscal Economics, Fiscal Law, Accountancy or similar
  • Broad business acumen.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Knowledge of customs regulations is a plus. 
  • Experience with technology tools applied to Indirect Tax is a plus.
  • Power BI knowledge is a plus. 
  • SAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Fluent in English; the knowledge of other European languages is a plus. 
  • Ability to have good grasp of the detail whilst understanding the “big picture” and the strategic approach.
  • Eager to adapt in a fast-changing environment. Energetic and driven personality. Enthusiastic. Positive and energetic. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of cross-functional teams.
  • Eagerness to drive optimization trough process improvement and technology. 
  • Able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, and comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Good communication skills. Can express complex technical ideas adjusting the language and style to different types of audience. 


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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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