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Specialty Plastics / Circular Economy Competitive Intel Manager

Job Requisition ID:  35150

Role can work remotely in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland or Belgium


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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA


Are you passionate about sustainability and want to make a difference? We are looking for ambitious bring-it-on-problem-solvers who are dedicated to doing what’s right for the planet. Join our team and help make the circular economy a reality right now.


Eastman is an advanced materials company investing in the people, technology, and assets to make the circular economy a reality, right now. We’re revolutionizing recycling at the molecular level to develop sustainable materials with high levels of recycled content that look and act exactly like materials without recycled content. And better yet, we’re doing it with an improved environmental footprint, leaving fossil fuel in the ground and lowering carbon emissions. 


In 2019, Eastman began commercial-scale molecular recycling for a broad set of waste plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated, or worse, end up in the environment. Learn more about our efforts at


If you share our vision, have relevant experience and want to be a change-maker our world needs, you don’t have to wait. Join our team and do what’s right, now.


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Role Description



Eastman is working to catalyze the transformation from a linear to a circular economy.  With the launch of two commercial molecular recycling technologies, Eastman sees the opportunity to show what is possible and create real solutions to the world’s plastic waste problem.  In order to do this, we must shape market expectations, break through old paradigms, and drive change in the market. 



Competitive Intelligence Manager is responsible for maintaining the knowledge base regarding existing and emerging competitive materials to Eastman’s Specialty Plastics offering. This knowledge should encompass the material’s performance, the competitor’s strategy, cost position, and environmental position.  This Product Manager will lead projects and create insights that will shape business decisions and strategic choices for Eastman’s growth and its transition to a more circular feedstock.






  • Competitive intelligence monitoring of similar competitive products.
  • Design research that informs market analyses across a broad range of competitive products; these analyses could include broad market analyses like cost curves, supply/demand modeling, sustainability trends, price modeling, etc.
  • Structure research results to generate insights and to effectively communicate the data and the insights back to the organization.
  • Work with external vendors to provide market research and other analyses that will be presented back to the business to shape and guide strategy development.
  • The Competitive Intelligence Manager will collaborate closely with product teams and market segment teams to understand their competitive intelligence needs and develop plans to gather information and insights to inform development of a winning strategy.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical or marketing discipline required
  • Minimum of 8 years prior experience in sales, technology, marketing, product management, or supply chain
  • Experience in strategy development or sustainability in the polymer industry is attractive

Eastman is  committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day

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