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Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Representative

Job Requisition ID:  33722

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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Position Purpose

This position will serve as an important member of the PS & RA team. The selected individual will report to Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Manager of North AP and work on Japan specific product stewardship activities for all business units.


Considering the value of PSRA site support in Japan, this position will be important in helping business maintaining existing market and fulfilling new demand under current regulatory framework with emerging changes.




Job Responsibilities

  • Build up basic knowledge of Eastman products
  • Develop and implement the JHOSPA notification plan and MHLW PL compliance & petition plan for impacted BUs, including but not limited to specialty plastics, adhesives, coatings, etc.
  • Be responsible for tracking and interpreting Japan regulatory requirement to relevant stakeholders, such as sales, CSRs, other PS counterparts, etc.
  • Identify and communicate to regional & global PS counterparts about the he critical regulatory/ customer side/ sustainability issues that will drive change. Provide practical advice and keep alignment with global team in addressing these changes.
  • Be able to make proper judgement under different registration scenarios and provide constructive suggestion.
  • Stay close with Japan sales team and take newly identified need into service scope upon necessity.
  • Prioritize Japan country specific issues and execute based on those priorities.
  • Follow EMN customer inquire handling process and support CIM team handling customer requests and hazcom issues as local expert.
  • Develop and maintain the relationships with key Japan industry associations, agencies and other regulatory influencers.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Polymer Science or Material Science
  • 5-10 years of working experience
  • Experience in Product Stewardship or other regulatory related work preferred
  • Experience in JHOSPA notification and MHLW PL reporting preferred
  • Good motivation and interests
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English
  • Excellent computer skill, especially in Excel and Word. 



Travel Requirements

  • No

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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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