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Manufacturing Manager

Job Requisition ID:  44737

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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


• Ensure that employees understand and comply with all HSES regulations, in addition to unit and plant procedures, Basic Safety Expectations and Essential Operational Disciplines
• Work with Leadership to develop, communicate and implement business plans to meet short and long-term business needs
• Champion and implement change projects and processes that support continuous improvement
• Maintain aggressive cost reduction and technical productivity programs to maintain and improve the competitive position and profitability of the businesses
• Provide leadership to set standards and expectations for the assigned units that promote teamwork, trust, ownership, excellence, creativity, innovation and growth
• Plan and implement systems/programs to preserve capital assets 
• Establishes and implements priorities, budgets, and short/long term production plans with functional partners to ensure customer service requirements are satisfied
• Act as a change-agent and champion site initiatives that support the long-term viability of the site and its respective businesses
• Develops and leads employee team through positive employee/labor relations, staff training and development, grievance mediation and contract negotiations, etc.


• B.S. Degree in Engineering or similar technical degree
• A minimum of 5 years related manufacturing experience; willingness to work in a Union environment
• Candidate must possess demonstrated competencies in the areas of technical/process skills, leadership and management abilities, and written/oral/interpersonal communications.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment through all levels of the 
• Ability to contribute effectively as an individual and within a team
• High degree of bias for action and ability to plan, prioritize, and work with minimal supervision
• Excellent commitment to task
• Candidate should have working knowledge of Excel, Word, and SAP
• Demonstrated knowledge of environmental safety and health policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations including Process Safety Management
• Excellent coaching and facilitation 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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