Job description

Sustainability Strategic Initiatives Manager


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kingsport


Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit


Sustainability Strategic Initiatives Manager

Corporate Sustainability Team


Role:  A passionate leader and advocate committed to translating Sustainability into value creation.



Collaborate/consult effectively with parties inside and outside Eastman to leverage sustainability opportunities and drivers for growth
Engage parties as a valued partner to build trust and credibility 
Conduct discovery to uncover insights
Translate insights into opportunities
Design/Lead projects to deliver on identified opportunities
Establish deep network connections to build key relationships
Engage with external key influencer groups (i.e. academia, associations, NGOs, etc.) to advance understanding of varied perspectives and leverage shared values
Represent Eastman as a thought leader regarding Sustainability 
Generate industry knowledge regarding sustainability drivers in key markets
Lead/promote institutionalizing sustainable thinking into key processes associated with Innovation, Strategy and Business
Value Chain analysis
Insights modeling
Trends work
Other efforts as appropriate by situation
Engage with Eastman’s Sustainability Council and Sub-councils to execute our sustainability strategy 


Desired Skillset:
Effective at leading through influence 
Action-oriented; self-starter
Exceptional communication skills
Strong networking skills
Educational requirement:

Bachelor’s degree required

8-10 years of experience in business, marketing, or technology/innovation roles  

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.
Apply now

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville
Job Segment: Marketing Manager, Strategy, Marketing
Send my CV now!

About the company

Eastman manufactures chemicals, fibers and plastics materials which are used by our customers as key ingredients to make the products that you use every day.

Hives where you can find this job offer

View more