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Administrative Assistant

Job Requisition ID:  38643

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


We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Administrative Assistant to the Technology Site Leader, Advanced Materials/Interlayers at the Solutia, Inc. Indian Orchard (Springfield) Massachusetts site.

The ideal candidate is professional with demonstrated capability working in a diverse, high-performance and team-oriented environment. Key attributes that will enable the candidate to be successful are:
• Strong time management skills (the ability to effectively plan, schedule and organize)
• Strongattention to detail to ensure accuracy in their work 
• Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to network with people at all levels within the division, site, and across multiple Eastman organizations
• Proactive in assisting the global Division Leadership Team (10-15 people) and site Technology team (~40 people)

The selected candidate will assist in maintaining the Site Leader’s calendar, preparing for meetings, assembling and facilitating information flow within the division and key stakeholders. Maintaining professionalism and exercising integrity in handling highly confidential information at all times is a necessity.

Duties supporting the Site Leader include:
• Assisting in planning, organizing and scheduling Site Leader’s work day.
• Maintaining follow up system for daily meetings, workshops, agendas, deadlines, etc.
• Identifying and handling action items and due dates, and responding for Leader as appropriate.
• Making travel arrangements, detailed itineraries and trip files for Division Leader’s international and domestic travel. Completing/verifying expense statements upon return.
• Liaison with administrative assistants in other functions and across Technology divisions, building services, contractors and technology services
• Preparing documents, reports and presentations using MS Office software 
• Track ost center budget for the division
• Willingness to learn about programs (SAP) and processes 

Duties supporting the Division and Site Leadership Teams include:
• Organizing meetings using teleconferencing and video conferencing equipment and applications. Meetings often include regions outside the U.S. and require special consideration to accommodate time differences.
• Managing and coordinating the flow of documents and information among Site Leader’s Leadership Team.
• Making international travel arrangements and itineraries
• Organizing logistics for visiting personnel 
• Organizing workshops and preparing training materials for Eastman personnel and technical training for customers
• Supporting training documentation, reporting and course assignment for division
• Maintaining Technology Division SharePoint site

Duties supporting the Division/Site include:
• Assisting division personnel with timekeeping, purchase orders and equipment/chemical orders
• Maintaining stock room inventory
• Coordinating logistics for new employees and office moves
• Assisting site personnel with maintenance work orders
• Managing conference room calendars


• Bachelors level degree preferred
• Minimum of 3 years administrative experience required
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to produce accurate, error-free work.
• Exceptionally proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and SharePoint.
• Capable of maintaining discretion and confidentiality.
• Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
• Good follow through skills
• Patience and pleasant interaction with others; service oriented.
• Outstanding ability to take initiative and assume responsibility for projects and tasks.
• High degree of professionalism.
• Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.

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: Springfield MA

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