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Circular Feedstock Stream Manager

Job Requisition ID:  47679

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

The role

As part of the Feedstock Strategy team, the Circular Feedstocks Stream Manager is responsible to develop new streams or to manage changes in existing ones. The stream manager engages at an early stage with different stakeholders, including advocacy, speaking at conferences and enabling a feedstock stream to materialize, creating strategic opportunities.





  • Support strategic procurement in developing market maps outlining key market drivers, and relevant key industry drivers of target streams including alternative uses, economics, suppliers, and competitors. Explore emerging technologies/ investments and how those could change the demand structure for such waste streams/ supply structure if e.g., primary sorting, is improving.
  • Provide timely communications to management and project stakeholders by communicating the project's needs, values, priorities, and decisions to ensure project success.
  • Explore in collaboration with Procurement feedstock opportunities besides existing feedstock sources within the existing supplier universe and suggest engagement options to Strategic Procurement.
  • Suggest opportunities to be added to the feedstock funnel of key suppliers (MAP).
  • Explore and document key relationships in the waste industry for Strategic Procurement and Leadership engagements.
  • Explore improvement opportunities for specific feedstock categories beyond commercial terms (e.g., sorting requirements, minimum specification needs in cooperation with technology, yield improvements for specific feedstock categories, and others)
  • Define improvement opportunities with a focus on process conditions in collaboration with technology, manufacturing, and Supply Chain/ Logistics
  • Collaborate with Procurement, Technology, and Manufacturing to qualify suppliers.
  • Partner with colleagues as part of other cross-functional teams including technology, manufacturing, business, HSES, etc. to drive Circular Economy initiatives.


A minimum of Bachelor degree from an internationally recognized university in combination with an MBA or Technical degree would be preferred. 

This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically. You have a passion for developing opportunities and possess strong analytical, project management, change management and problem-solving skills with a strong bias for action. The successful candidate is not afraid to challenge the status quo and is likely to have min. 5 years successful track-record in a business development or strategic procurement role, ideally in combination with Innovation, Recycling or other cutting the edge technologies.


If you want to learn more about this position, please contact Fiorela Moretto, Talent Acquisition Partner:

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