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Marketing Communications Manager

Job Requisition ID:  44884

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

Role Description

A Marketing Communications Manager has strategic responsibility for the development and execution of integrated MarCom programs in support of a portfolio of related business divisions.  

Responsible for coaching and developing a global team to implement strategic marketing communications associated with growing platforms. This involves overseeing the ideation of creative campaigns, development of strategic marketing communication plans for targeted markets, businesses, and regions and the execution of these plans to generate qualified opportunities that lead to revenue growth.


Identify and understand priority/targeted markets
•    Work in partnership with director level leadership to understand competitive segments and offers to guide positioning
•    Participate in the market discovery process to assess and fully understand markets 
•    Utilize existing audience research or initiate research to validate audience understanding


Develop communications strategy, plans and activities
•    Determine effective communication messages and channels 
•    Prepare integrated marketing communications strategies/plans
•    Develop Positioning/Message/Value Proposition


Lead a global team to implement plans 
•    Ensure creative brief is complete for deliverables
•    Collaborate with internal partners and external vendors to achieve objectives
•    Oversee development of materials created by team 
•    Liaise between external vendor and business to provide feedback


•    Establish clear objectives for communications plans and measures to ensure effectiveness. Accountable for achieving objectives 


•    Recommend relevant product positioning and branding strategies
•    Help craft impactful value propositions for specific functions within buying process
•    Recommend positioning and communications in target markets to support market development


Budget Management
•    Manage overall budgets and ensure cost-efficiency
•    Quarterly review and adjustment of budget 


Leadership responsibilities 
•    Provide leadership and direction to a global team of professionals
•    Determine resource needs, recruit, and hire talent
•    Onboard, coach and develop capabilities within team   
•    Accountable for the performance and results of team within own discipline or function
•    Serve on the MarCom leadership team to develop and lead key initiatives to optimize MarCom processes, harmonize the MarCom team and build Eastman capability
•    Develop sub-department plans, including organizational priorities 


Essential Skills
•    Solid understanding of B2B multichannel marketing  
•    Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking and consulting skills
•    Strong influence and negotiation skills
•    Demonstrated track record in determining, evaluating, and managing budget
•    Proven ability to effectively lead a team of individuals to deliver superior outcomes 
•    Clear talent for building and developing relationships with functional partners 
•    Superior written and verbal communication skills
•    Eye for detail and design 


•    Bachelor’s degree required. Marketing or Communications degree preferred.
•    10+ years of marketing or communications experience required. B2B experience preferred. 
•    5+ years of managing a high-performing, cross-functional team (agency/in-house) preferred 
•    Strategy development or consulting background desirable 

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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