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Product Development Scientist

Job Requisition ID:  37927

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


•    Join customer call to discover customer unmet needs, understand customer requirements and translate customer CTQs into technical parameter, develop new products to fulfill customer needs.

•    Continually evaluate and search for improvements to existing products according to changing customer needs, product complaints/dissatisfaction or internal production/servicing difficulties

•    Support Innovation & Growth strategy. Participate in cross functional growth teams identifying areas for regional business growth and new product development opportunities, leading multi-generation technology platform to ensure product portfolio are competitive and updated. Collaborate with customers to launch new sustainable products, and develop & execute successful strategies.

•    Lead projects through effective design of experiments, coordinate activities across global technology team, AD/TS/marketing/sales as well as manufacturing for project planning, milestone and deliverables. 

•    Support global new compounding products commercialization

•    Participate in trade shows / technical conferences to gain insights on market trends and establish/strengthen industry connection 


•    PhD degree in Polymer/Chemistry/Material Science. 

•    Strong background in engineering Plastics/Polymer/Materials.  Minimum 3 years’ experience on formulation development.

•    Creative & innovative thinking skills and strong technical skills

•    Demonstrate leadership in project management, cross function team work and cross-region collaboration

•    Problem-solving skills.

•    Fluent English

•    Be able to handle multiple projects and  deliver result promptly.

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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