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IT Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  45297

Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 

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 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

 

Eastman’s IT organization is on the forefront of digitizing the enterprise and developing new solutions to support Eastman’s Circular Economy effort producing sustainable plastics and fibers to meet the needs of a growing world. Eastman is working to enhance the quality of life in a material way, and IT solutions are a critical enabler. The IT Project Manager is an individual contributor role that is focused on leading complex projects tied to strategic corporate initiatives with site, regional, organizational, and often global impact. You will be working independently building and leading diverse global project teams impacting everything from Manufacturing to Supply Chain, to R&D, to Sales and Marketing.

 

 

  • Project planning to include proper scope definition, resource allocations, scheduling, and adjustments to meet objectives.
  • Overcome technical, cultural, and functional barriers to progress projects.
  • Intervene as needed to correct deviations, deal with issues and surface/mitigate risks.
  • Communicate the overall objectives, project progress, recommended improvements, and results to steering teams and leadership teams.
  • Improve existing project management tools by incorporating learnings from project assignments.
  • Execute significant change events in support of major corporate strategic initiatives using problem-solving methodologies, playbooks, change management tools, etc.

 
Work Environment:

 

  • Project management is a valued core capability in Eastman, and we strive to provide an environment that supports our project managers in multiple respects:
  • Mentorship from experienced Project Managers to help you transition into your new role.
  • Immersive collaboration with other Project Management professionals and Agile Practitioners through our Communities of Practice.
  • Well defined pathways for career advancement through continuous feedback and coaching with members of leadership.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Strong company culture that values work/life balance and the well-being of our employees.
  • Excellent benefit package including eligibility for an annual incentive bonus, generous retirement contributions, vacation pay, and many employee discounts.

 

Functional Skills:

 

  • Mature interpersonal skills to communicate with Eastman personnel from individual contributor to CEO. The ability to relay difficult or sensitive information tactfully is often necessary. Confidentiality is compulsory. 
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously through solid organizational skills
  • Experience leading and energizing teams
  • Able to present ideas/concepts to all levels of the organization
  • Diverse interpersonal skills (finesse, tact, negotiation, confidentiality)
  • Able to influence without authority
  • Familiar with common project management software

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field (required)
  • 5 years’ experience in leading projects and driving results (required)
  • Training and use of formal agile and waterfall project management methodologies (required)
  • Scrum Master Certified OR PMI Certified (desired)
  • Experience leading projects in a manufacturing operation and/or supply chain environment (desired)

 
Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, 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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