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Marketing Communications Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  38658

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

Role Description


A marketing communications project manager is responsible for developing and executing detailed marcom project plans based on strategic integrated marketing communications campaigns associated with growth projects or products. This involves day-to-day management of marketing communications projects including creative and digital campaigns, to generate qualified opportunities that lead to increased brand awareness or revenue growth.


Work in partnership with Marcom and internal partner leadership to develop a good understanding of the strategy, target markets and segments to implement effective marketing communications programs.


Develop, monitor, and manage projects and campaigns within approved budget. Has responsibility for project execution and works directly with cross-functional corporate teams.


Project Execution/Implementation
•    Collaborate with corporate stakeholders to understand the goals and objectives
•    Create long- and short-term project plans (based on projects), including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources 
•    If applicable, drive change management, including but not limited to communication planning, surveys, testing, and training on new processes to support the project or event
•    Open/close jobs and manage timelines in Project Management software and job ticketing system, including managing approvals
•    Articulate tasks to be completed by others, and work with those individuals (internal or external) to complete the tasks on time and budget 
•    Coordinate budgets, invoicing, and calendars for corporate projects
•    Prioritize multiple projects and timelines
•    Identify and manage potential liabilities of managing multiple projects
•    Make effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
•    Serve as a point of contact for teams when multiple resources are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy (i.e. digital, creative, account)
•    Regularly communicate with account team to keep the project aligned with business goals
•    Perform quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
•    Adjust schedules and targets on the project as needed; communicate changes with team


Brand Governance
•    Ensure proper use of Eastman brand, trademarks and logos


Budget Management
•    Manage project budgets to ensure that estimated and/or approved budgets are not exceeded, and that execution is as cost-efficient as possible
•    Review project and budget status with team regularly; adjust actions as needed 


Team Participation/Contributions
•    Contribute to corporate Marketing Communications Team Key Initiatives to build/develop Eastman capability


Education and/or Experience


Location: U.S. Central or Eastern time zone; relocation not required
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications degree preferred
Experience: 3-5 years of marketing or communications experience preferred; PROSCI or other change management experience preferred; Agile experience preferred

Essential Skills & Knowledge:
•    Well-organized, detail/project/goal oriented and ability to work under deadlines
•    Ability to effectively influence and work with individuals or teams, internally or externally, to achieve impactful tactical execution of communications tactics, on time and within budget
•    Ability to manage communications with multiple internal stakeholders
•    Understand project management principles, tools and methodologies
•    Understand change management principles, tools and methodologies
•    Understand Agile principles, tools and methodologies
•    Cost, risk, prioritization, and time management skills
•    Excellent communication, problem-solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills
•    Ability to make important decisions under pressure
•    Ability to assign tasks effectively
•    Friendly and approachable
•    Ability to develop strong working relationships


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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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