Commercial Leadership Development

Producing. Engineering. Leaders.

Manufacturing Leadership Development at Eastman​

At Eastman, we invite engineers in all fields to “be a catalyst” and start something big. And few things are as big as a chance to lead a team of engaged employees manufacturing the latest innovations that affect people’s lives every day.
The Manufacturing Leadership Development (MLD) is designed to identify talented individuals within the first few years of their careers at Eastman—engineers with strong technical aptitude, demonstrated high performance, and untapped leadership potential. We invest in those individuals and develop them for future manufacturing leadership roles at Eastman.
Make it. Around the world. 
The program is both rewarding and challenging for chemical, mechanical or electrical engineers. To develop the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to succeed, your leadership program may include rotational assignments through manufacturing, technology, engineering, and other support functions. Potential assignments during your Eastman career can include:
  • Process engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Engineering group leader
  • Area (second level) manufacturing supervisor
  • Manufacturing department superintendent
  • Site leader
Upon completing the leadership program, candidates are ready to serve as site leaders at one of Eastman’s more than 50 manufacturing sites worldwide. The goal is to develop engineering leaders who continue to demonstrate high performance during their careers at Eastman and who are ready to take on increased roles and responsibilities within the company.
At Eastman, we realize the future of our industry depends on the leaders we develop today.
If you’re interested in making the chemicals, plastics, and fibers found in everyday products used throughout the world—and in making your way to the top.




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