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Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit


The Role


In this role, you are responsible for day to day management and growth of your assigned Channel Management, Trade Partners and territory. You need to already have experience and feel comfortable in a sales role and prove business savvy in dealing with senior levels at our Distributor Partners. You will develop phone-based account and territory management plans, generate sales leads and ensure ongoing rapport with existing and potential business. Approximately 10% travel is required for this role to internal sales meetings and sometimes to get to know key Channel Partners or occasionally follow up with them face to face, if required.



  • Develop and utilize territory management plan for our key Trading Partners in Chemical Intermediates (CI)
  • Support the Global Olefin Business Unit Group in the region by being in charge of understanding and mapping the markets for the Olefin product lines which should be linked right into the strategies of the Global Product and Pricing Managers in the USA/Kingsport
  • Make outbound follow-up calls to existing Distributors via telephone and e-mail cross-sell and
  • Handle inbound, unsolicited prospect calls, internet leads, and convert them into sales
  • Service existing accounts consisting of order follow-ups; complaint handling; resolving credit concerns; sample follow-ups; and other account related issues
  • Communicate the entire offering and value, including product/service features and benefits, prices, and credit terms
  • Provide ongoing sales demand forecasts for the business
  • Negotiate business to close including pricing, sales terms and other conditions
  • Regularly interface with pricing/demand management, supply chain, customer service and direct sales colleagues.



Desired Profile

  • Result-oriented with a relentless drive and exceptional communication skills
  • Experience with Sales and/or other sales systems and tools
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Passion for selling, tenacious, inquisitive



  • Commercial Degree required
  • 2-5 years’ prior experience in commercial, marketing or relevant sales roles
  • Fluent communication skills in English




This position is office based and can be located at either Zug/Switzerland, Merelbeke/Belgium, Rotterdam/The Netherlands or Langenfeld/Germany.


What we offer


Eastman Chemical is committed to driving sales excellence and is heavily investing in our sales capabilities and infrastructure. Our spirit of innovation and collaboration, along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth, make Eastman a great place to build a career. Here you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salary and benefits and a global work environment.


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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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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