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Digital Products Project Manager

Job Requisition ID:  32023

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 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

 

ABOUT EASTMAN DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Eastman Digital Products is focused on creating a market differentiation for Eastman products by delivering innovative customer-facing digital platform experiences. We do this by reimagining how technology, combined with business understanding, can disrupt industries and provide a safer, more sustainable future.

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

A Project Manager in Eastman's Digital Products organization is responsible for coaching agile teams for the effective and efficient delivery of quality products to our end customers. The Project Manager is responsible for guiding the engineering and product teams through the agile ceremonies and processes, removing impediments, facilitating meetings, and ensuring product requirements are specific and well executed. This role requires an ability to understand complex problems and work with the engineering team to break them down into specific, understandable and measurable work items. The Project Manager also collaborates with the product team on features to ensure best outcomes that align with the needs of the customers and the engineering team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guides and coaches the team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers.
  • Works with the engineering and product team leads to build appropriate execution plan for the engineering and product design teams
  • Drive team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement
  • Assist leadership in driving the execution of both the product and technical roadmap
  • Ensure appropriate prioritization of stories in backlog based on product and engineering goals, realistic team commitments and consistent throughput
  • Ability to leverage Product Management experience to ensure appropriate execution and prioritization of the product roadmap
  • Responsible for ensuring Agile principles are understood and the team adheres to the agreed-upon framework for execution
  • Identifies, resolves and surfaces team impediments appropriately
  • Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the broader organization

 

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLSET:

  • Experience leading teams that implement Agile methodologies is REQUIRED
  • Scrum experience is REQUIRED, Kanban experience is a plus
  • Ability to understand very complex problems and break them down into easily understood, executable work items for engineering and design teams
  • Product management experience in either B2B or B2C scenarios is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge and prior working experience with Azure DevOps/VSTS functionality is desired
  • Self-driven and strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Ability to adapt and guide execution of change through the team due to changing priorities

 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-year degree is REQUIRED
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role leading the execution of projects is REQUIRED
  • Project leadership for large, complex, projects is preferred
  • Training and application of project management methodologies including Agile is REQUIRED

 

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