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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 www.eastman.com.

Major Job Responsibilities

Lead and support corporate level, cross-business commercial projects

  • Demonstrate effective project leadership and management skills.
  • Work effectively with dotted line reporting relationships for own assignment and that of team members.
  • Practice resilience while negotiating for scarce resources (time, attention, funding, and priority) across functional organizations required to manage projects.
  • Utilize effective interpersonal and leadership skills to engage team members and build teamwork.
  • Learn and work on a variety of business processes.
  • Overcome technical, cultural, & functional barriers while continuing to progress projects to completion.

 

Master breakthrough process improvement and change management tools

  • Solve complex problems using methodical problem-solving road maps with various mapping, analysis, and statistical tools.
  • Utilize appropriate project management methodologies.
  • Maintain high level of intellectual curiosity in project leadership, Six Sigma methodologies, analysis tools & techniques, business processes, strategies, and organizational effectiveness.

Ensure effective communication to stakeholders

  • Communicate the overall objectives, project progress, recommended improvements and results to both technical experts and management.
  • Understand social styles of key stakeholders and project champions, provide regular project updates effectively and timely according to desired communication styles. 

 

Education & Capabilities

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field.
  • Work experience in commercial roles desirable.

 

Capabilities

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Effective team leader
  • Demonstrate use of data analysis and project leadership skills
  • Strong implementation and follow-through skills
  • Strong presentation skills, particularly to management audiences

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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