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Application Development Representative, Coatings and Inks

Job Requisition ID:  36750

Responsibilities

•    As a senior scientist, lead projects with global teams focused on Emerging Market applications
•    Apply deep understanding of polymer science and application process to develop application of prototype polymers and additives for emerging applications. 
•    Establish internal testing capabilities to validate performance of developmental products and benchmark materials
•    Work with internal capabilities and formulators to develop technical solutions
•    Determine fitness-for-use criteria for specific customer applications and reduce these to research programs to develop new polymers and additives
•    Identify knowledge gaps and lead research efforts to develop new products/formulations
•    Network with a cross functional team across R&D, marketing, sales and manufacturing to develop products which can transition quickly to commercialization
•    Provide technical support to formulators during product scale up and commercialization trials
•    Develop technical literature to support new products or techniques 
•    Serve as a resource for internal and external customers on market specific product and process technology
•    Establish peer level connect with the external technical community in order to maintain an up to date understanding of market dynamics, regulatory trends and competitive intellectual property
•    Support quality, health, and safety initiatives as they relate to formulation, material safety, and technical data sheets.
•    Attend trade shows and technical conferences to align with market trends and establish/strengthen market connect
•    Travel to customers to discover needs, match fitness for use characteristics with product offerings, and support new sales opportunities through qualification.
•    Mentor and support development of technicians and other technical personnel.

Qualifications

Qualification 
•    PhD degree in polymer chemistry, engineering, analytics, and at least 5 years of experience in polymer application related Industrial is preferred
•    A track record of leading technical projects with a major multinational company, a major AP regional company, or a major resin supplier. 

Experience & Skill Requirement 
•    Engage with customers to understand needs and to establish Eastman’s credibility as a reliable high quality supplier and development partner
•    Assess and communicate customer needs and project results to Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Technology, and business partners, tailoring the communication to the audience
•    Document results accurately and in a timely manner using e-notebook, technical reports, and invention reports, as required
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support new product commercialization, as required
•    Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a cross-functional team


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