Application Development Lead
Posted on: March 24, 2020
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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is
headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
The main role of the Application Development Lead is to develop
detailed understanding of the performance of current and future
Eastman products in Pharma formulations, particularly in the area
of Excipients, controlled delivery and coating. Candidate should
maintain an active network with technical management in the
industry and act as the focal point for application insights,
customer discovery and technical service. Within Eastman, candidate
should translate customer needs into technical requirements for
product development. Inversely, candidate should translate Eastman
technical and manufacturing capabilities into pharma excipient
opportunities to be proposed in the Pharma industry. Finally,
candidate will be the pivot between university (service) activities
and Eastman application development.
--- Develops fundamental understanding as to how Eastman
ingredients behave in a Pharma excipient formulation. Assesses
chemical structure/performance relationships of Eastman ingredient
delivered in a formulation or Pharma coating.
--- Becomes the focal point for all Pharma related technology
--- Develops and maintains a network with independent institutions
and with the technical centers of key companies in the Pharma
industry. Actively participate in important industry events and
conferences. Primary focus area is North America Region, but
specific knowledge transfer may be required globally.
--- Seek, gather & distribute market intelligence, contribute to
the global technical knowledge-base through sharing of relevant
learning & experience via call reports.
--- Monitor and communicate product developments relating to our
existing & potential customer base and competitive landscape.
--- Through customer calls discover customer unmet needs,
understand customer requirements and define fitness-for-use
criteria for specific Pharma (excipient) applications. Translate
the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental Eastman material
characteristics. Lead proposal of final solution to customers and
follow up on application trials.
--- Facilitates ideations & development projects in the innovation
funnel, applying Eastman's "Enabling Business & Marketing
--- Works closely with research & development, marketing and sales
during development, and commercialization of relevant products.
--- Responds to technical inquiries, applying fundamental
application and formulation experience to resolve customer
--- We are looking for someone who can make connections between
technologies, manufacturing issues and customer needs. PhD
preferred, or Master's /Bachelor's Degree with a proven track
record of success in the industry. The ideal candidate has a global
perspective on the use of excipients
--- Minimum 5 years in relevant field of Pharma (Excipient)
business; demonstrated commercial acumen
--- A creative team player with initiative, good analytical and
trouble-shooting skills, able to work under minimum
--- Ability to influence without authority on cross-functional and
--- Experience working in multi-functional project teams and
customer facing situations
--- Culturally aware and comfortable with international travel.
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
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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