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Product Steward and Regulatory Affairs Representative (Coatings & Inks, Care Chemicals)

Job Requisition ID:  45529


South Korea Product Steward and Regulatory Affairs Representative (Coatings & Inks, Care Chemicals)

Role Description

To sustain and support the growth of the South Korean markets for our Coatings & Inks, Care Chemicals and business units, Eastman is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Asia Pacific Product Steward & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) team. The Product Steward is the key link between the business and technology partners, and the larger Global PSRA team. The Product Steward is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the Product Management teams and associated Technology teams for Eastman Businesses.  This role develops a deep understanding of the specified product lines, the necessary regulatory clearances and third-party certifications required to enable continued market access for existing products and new product launches based on a defined South Korean and global business strategy.   

Relationship Management

  • Build close relationships with Asia Pacific business and technology personnel, Global Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs colleagues, Trade Associations and/or Non-Governmental Organizations.

Project leadership

  • For the various businesses, develop Korea strategies and implementation plans by working closely with Product Management, PSRA regulatory experts and regional PSRA personnel, as appropriate.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop clearly articulated and documented strategy based on business objectives for the region and more specifically for Korea

Regulatory understanding

  • Monitor and communicate Korean regulations, in addition to proposed regulations that are relevant to the various business organizations.
    • Interpret and communicate changes in regulations that could potentially affect the relevant business


  Act as Eastman's representative with key government agencies and associations to protect existing products and market access in light of new/upcoming legislations. 


  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, polymer science, or related technical degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the chemical industry required
  • Experience in Chemical Product Regulatory areas and/or Product Stewardship roles
  • Experience in understanding regulatory requirements for one or more of the mentioned listed businesses
  • Project management or project leader experience preferred
  • Knowledge in sustainability-focused regulations preferred

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must have excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to translate regulatory information clearly and concise throughout all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to manage their time independently and work proactively with peers, management, and external stakeholders
  • Strong team player, results-orientated and self-motivated

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