Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:05 PM
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 2016 revenues of approximately 9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit eastman.
Responsible to define strategic product direction and drive operational results through deliberate management of quality, regulatory, and supply chain cost activities. Ensures maximum return on available assets through close collaboration with manufacturing sites and supply chain. Supports variable margin delivery as directed by Commercial Leadership. Responsible for developing and executing pricing and contract strategy to ensure customer needs are met. Continuously monitors the behavior of the offer and influences business decisions using effective analytics, customer:centric recommendations, and product expertise. Effectively collaborates with business teams and provides greater visibility for growth in variable and gross margin through continuous, aggregate offer behavior analysis and real:time adjustments. This role is very integrated with the business and offers the candidate a high level of decision:making, entrepreneurial, and strategic responsibilities.
:Improved Product Market Position
:Effective management and optimization of product portfolio with across the lifecycle and continued improvements in efficiency
:Product Line Extensions Shared with Technology including successful implementation of new product qualifications in support of segment growth initiatives
:Increased knowledge of competitive and regulatory landscape and bolstered product positioning amidst regulatory changes
:Lower number of customer complaints due to product quality by working with the manufacturing sites and technology design teams.
:Manage short and long:term asset utilization to support business strategy (including cross:BO assets) : proactive product responses in light of competitive scenarios and protection from potential competitor impact.
:Greater visibility for growth in variable and gross margin
:Improved Customer Service (turnaround time, quality, and clarity)
:Empowered Decision Makers (Account Managers, PPM's, CSR's, Pricing Analyst's)
:Clear Line of Sight to Win / Loss Data
:Responsible for the product portfolio management as assigned, which includes both strategic and operational oversight; including lifecycle, formula rationalization, and product obsolescence (discontinuation or inactivation).
:Leads 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.
:Monitors and communicates changing competitive asset activities including supply and demand modeling, market share, and conclusions.
: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.
• Location: St. Louis
• Post ID: 38986307 stlouis