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Product Manager, APAC

Job Requisition ID:  43203

Responsibilities

Job Title: Product Manager


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. Eastman is working to catalyze the transformation from a linear to a circular economy.  With the launch of two commercial molecular recycling technologies, Eastman sees the opportunity to show what is possible and create real solutions to the world’s plastic waste problem.  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. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day. 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 www.eastman.com.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Product Management is a key business role working in collaboration with Marketing and Sales leaders to drive business strategies and execution of P&L commitments.  Product Managers develop and execute product, asset and offer strategies to maximize return on assets and investments and understand our positioning in these areas against competition.  This is a fast-paced and diverse role which also serves as the primary business interface with manufacturing, technology, supply chain and other supporting functions to deliver world-class solutions/products and services to our customers around the world.

 

Responsibilities Continued

ROLE TASKS AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Product strategy development and execution across product life-cycle stages through close collaboration with the Marketing team or target market/applications.  This includes all aspects of product from raw material sourcing, quality requirements, application certifications, regulatory requirements and shifts, etc.   Maximize return on product growth and mix on assigned asset base. 
  • Asset strategy development both within our global manufacturing sites and strategic external sourcing to manufacture and deliver products to customers around the world through close collaboration with Technology and Manufacturing Teams, in line with the long term business objectives.  Maximize return on capital investments to grow asset capabilities and/or down-size capabilities based on product life-cycle
  • Define and execute product offer playbooks including pricing and contract strategies to maximize return on assets.  Develop offer elements by market segment for inventory strategies, warehouse and lead time services in collaboration with Supply Chain teams. Continuously monitors the behavior of the offer and influences business decisions using effective analytics, customer-centric recommendations, and product expertise.
  • External competitive benchmarking on products, cost position and strategies for key competitors. Monitors and communicates changing competitive asset activities including supply and demand modeling, market share, and conclusions.
  • Contributes to competitive intelligence efforts involving business, sales, strategy, pricing, manufacturing, and technology; includes gathering, constructing, synthesizing, and analyzing key competitors and products including assets, capacities, utilization, cost base and strategies. Recommend actions to defend and grow market volume and maximize margin.
  • Leads and collaborates with cross-functional groups to produce and procure the product, including manufacturing, quality, supply chain and technology on projects related to asset strategy development, inventory management, product specifications, complaints, and qualification strategies.
  • Champions/supports continuous improvement and capital projects needed to increase capacity, increase yields, improve variable and fixed costs and/or otherwise improve the capability and profitability of our assets
  • Manages asset and product allocation and product sampling throughout all stages of product lifecycle (e.g. stage-gate, supply chain).
  • Facilitates commercialization for new products, end markets, applications, and different geographical locations to ensure successful launch or entry

Qualifications

DESIREABLE BEHAVIORS

  • Courageous Leadership: Step up to address difficult issues and say what needs to be said
  • Empowerment and Accountability: Be empowered and responsible for making good choices that lead to our collective success
  • Bias for Action: Move with speed toward the right outcomes
  • Adaptability: Review, learn and adjust to change
  • Optimism: Inspire self and others to realize our future

 

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic thinking and ability to translate effectively to execution planning
  • Manage execution of strategy through and with others 
  • Strong financial focus and acumen to drive profitable choices
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex business problems
  • Strong system and data analytics tools and acumen to make informed decisions
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary and international teams
  • Good communication skills 
  • Commercial mindset (customer centric)

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERTISE

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, economics, science, or related fields (MBA preferred)
  • 5+ years relevant prior business experience (e.g. sales, marketing, product management, pricing, operations and/or supply chain) preferred
  • Complex project leadership experience and capability  
     


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