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Sr IT Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  43322

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

Senior IT Project Manager Job Description
The Senior 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. The individual must be a fully competent professional with knowledge and experience in problem solving methodologies. The role requires the ability to work independently with minimal guidance. As the leader of teams utilizing cross-functional team resources, he/she will often use functional knowledge and business expertise gathered in previous assignments to understand and guide projects to a successful outcome.

The position requires 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 complex issues and surface /mitigate conflict.
  • 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
  • Coach less experienced project managers by sharing best practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Execute significant change events in support of major corporate strategic initiatives using problem-solving methodologies, playbooks, change management tools, etc.

 

Functional Skills:

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through solid organizational skills
  • Effective project leadership skills
  • Robust presentation skills
  • Diverse interpersonal skills (finesse, tact, negotiation, confidentiality)
  • Practicing user of project management software
     

Qualifications

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading projects and driving results (preferred)
  • Experience leading projects in a manufacturing operation and/or supply chain environment (desired)
  • Scrum Master Certified OR PMI Certified
  • Training and use of formal project management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Training and use of formal problem-solving methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, etc. (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 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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