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Application Development Representative

Job Requisition ID:  44134

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


This is a growth position for the Application Development team that serves within Eastman’s technology organization, providing support for our Fibers business organization. Specifically, the emphasis will be on our NaiaTM filament and staple products for the textile industry.  The position reports through the Group Leader Textile Application Development, located in Kingsport, TN, USA and is part of a global team. 

-Identify, define and document industry, market and customer specific unmet needs and product fitness for use criteria.
-Participate in, align with and influence the strategy of an industry segment team.
-Promote an entire portfolio of solutions to meet market needs.
-Support market facing StageGate Projects and lead technical activities of SSOs and StageGate projects.
-Become a technical expert in a market space and its applications (including understanding competitive products).
-Provide product recommendations though understanding customer CTQs.
-Help develop technical information for customer engagement.
-Define market specific unmet needs / deficiencies.
-Knowledgeable about knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing processes.
-Partner with Product Development team to deliver products that a market needs and that will bring value to Eastman.



-Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering (textile, chemical, mechanical), chemistry or textile chemistry is required.
-Minimum 5 years of experience in textile dry and/or wet processing; 10+ preferred.
-Experience at a regional or international brand preferred.
-Significant experience with fabric designs and constructions.
-Customer engagement experience is highly desired.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Project leadership experience preferred including short-term and long-term project planning and participation on cross-functional team.
-Marketing and/or business acumen preferred.
-Fluency in Turkish and English.
-Self-motivated and able to work both independently and as a team member with both internal and external partners.

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.

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