Human Resources Advisor

Job Requisition ID:  49759

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 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 



The Human Resources Advisor is responsible for all or part of these areas:

  • Labor Relations
  • Assisting with recruiting and staffing logistics
  • Performance management
  • Organizational development
  • Talent and succession planning processes
  • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting
  • Employee orientation, development, and training
  • Employee relations
  • Employee communications
  • Benefit inquiries
  • Employee services and counseling


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
  • Previous Human Resources experience required; Manufacturing-specific HR experience preferred
  • Experience with labor relations preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to translate HR knowledge into valuable recommendations and solutions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong business acumen and people acumen, and ability to consult, coach and influence business leaders at a managerial level around complex HR decisions
  • Excellent cross-group collaboration, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong systems-thinking ability. Demonstrable experience in analyzing business issues and providing scalable HR solutions that address & align to broader business requirements
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, and achieve results in a fast-paced, heavily matrixed team environment
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze HR data and drive solutions or recommendations based on data insights
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HR laws such as EEOC guidelines, FLSA and ADA

Eastman Team Member Commitment to Safety

At Eastman, the safety of our employees, visitors, and the communities in which we operate is a core value of our culture. We must remember that we earn the right to operate in our communities, and we always want to send our fellow team members home safely. All team members must commit to:

  • Operating with a zero-incident mindset and always take time to do the job safely. Never executing an activity that does not follow procedure or cannot be done safely. 
  • Stopping any process or work that is deemed unsafe.
  • Following all procedures and training that have been established in designated work areas and raising concerns if there is not a way to follow procedures as currently written. 
  • Following the Eastman Life Critical Processes and Basic Safety Expectations.
  • Actively identifying and eliminating hazards in the workplace and watching out for the safety of co-workers. 
  • Always using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the job and specific tasks.
  • Reporting all job-related injuries or illnesses and near-miss incidents in a timely manner.

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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