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 .
As part of the strategy to further grow as a specialty chemicals company, Eastman has created a personal and home care business unit and has the strategic intent to expand the business and the product portfolio significantly with adjacent and disruptive innovations.
Changing regulation and sustainability needs represent important drivers for change in the personal and home care industry, leading to emerging innovation opportunities.
For this purpose, Eastman is looking to complement the application development team with an application researcher with good insight in the regulatory and sustainability framework of the personal and home care industry.
The group is located at the Eastman Technology Center in Ghent, Belgium, where also other application development groups are housed for Eastman.
The main role of the Application Researcher is to develop detailed understanding of the current and future industry needs in the personal and home care industry under changing regulatory requirements and growing end-user desire for more sustainable products.
Furthermore, the Application Researcher can translate such understanding in customer unmet needs, validate such needs together with the marketing department and ideate potential solutions based on Eastman’s entire product catalogue (for application development) and technology platforms (for new product development).
The application researcher will be responsible for executing and leading the technical parts of such projects from early development up to commercialization.
Translate the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental Eastman material characteristics. Lead proposal of final solution to customers and follow up on application trials.
Actively participate in important industry events and conferences.
Within the ADTS team, collaborate with the application researchers, technical service managers and lab technicians.
Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day