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Senior IT Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  43944

Responsibilities

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 strategi initiatives using problem-solving methodologies, playbooks, change management tools, etc.
     

Qualifications

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

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)
     


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