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Product Steward

Job Requisition ID:  40783


Regulatory Insights:  Work closely with global regulatory functions and regional experts to understand current and changing / emerging regulations impacting the Care Chemical market and product lines in order to: 

  • Enable continued compliance in case the classification of a product, raw material and/or additive is changing
  • Ensure efficient development and filing of registrations, clearances, and petitions
  • Provide relevant content for regulatory inquiries, dossiers and notifications

Business Relationship Management:  Build close relationships with the Care Chemicals SBU representatives, the business and technology personnel, which includes clear lines of communication with Product, Marketing and Technology Managers for Care Chemical product lines in order to:

  • Develop and document business specific PSRA objectives and strategies in line with SBU strategy
  • Ensure alignment and regular communication on agreed needs, priorities and actions 
  • Pro-actively investigate and communicate the regulatory risks and opportunities to the SBU.

Project management and execution:  Develop and facilitate global registrations, product regulatory clearances, third-party certifications and implementation of strategy plans by working closely with Care Chemicals’ Product, Marketing and Technology Managers, Global Regulatory Experts (FDDC, ICCL, Sustainability/Circularity/Biodegradability) and Regional PSRA Personnel, as appropriate.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Care Chemicals’ Stage Gate project portfolio as team member and resource, ensuring early and consistent engagement during product/offer development to ensure that the Regulatory considerations are appropriately considered
  • Identifying actions across the different Care Chemicals and PSRA functions, creating timelines and estimating project costs
  • Executing PSRA projects, ensuring progress and preparing the required dossiers, notifications and other regulatory documents
  • Compiling information to develop regulatory documentation
  • Communicating routine updates for each project

Advocacy: Initiate, drive and execute advocacy strategies to defend existing products and market access subject to developing legislation, and influence the outcome of potential new legislation and regulatory trends.

  • Cooperation with Governmental Relations
  • Develop / extend an external network of relevant project and subject matter experts such as consultants
  • Participation in Industry sector groups and other advocacy platform groups
  • Help develop and implement advocacy strategies for emerging regulations or product defense, as necessary

Customer/value chain Inquiries and Communication:  Facilitate external communication of regulatory topics through: 

  • Creation and distribution of responses to customer inquiries related to the safety-in-use of Eastman Adhesives products
  • Develop clear customer communication strategies with the assigned business when regulatory changes impact existing products
  • Respond to inquiries and decisions of Authorities and Public Consultations
  • Represent Eastman as regulatory expert in Customer, Supplier and End User / Brand Owner meetings



  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, polymer science, or related technical degree required
  • 3+ years of experience in PSRA required, technical experience in Care Chemical industry ed
  • Proven track record in project management

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communicator both written and oral
  • Demonstrated bias for action
  • Courageous decision making
  • Strong team player who is not afraid to ask for help
  • Results focused


The position is located in NA, preferably Kingsport, TN and reports to the NA PSRA Team Leader

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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