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Event Coordinator

Job Requisition ID:  45412

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.

Role Description


The Events Coordinator is responsible for managing all facets of consumer and customer-facing events and tradeshows for the Eastman Performance Films North American and European business units in line with event-specific goals, budgets and deadlines. This includes working with cross functional team members to identify event goals, scouting locations, drafting RFPs, soliciting bids, developing and negotiating contracts, managing vendor relationships and customer communications; managing event execution, training and communications and leading post event review and adjust sessions.
 

Accountabilities:

Managing and executing all facets of business unit events to meet desired goals, deadlines and budget criteria.

 

Reports To: Regional Marketing Leader – Americas 
This is a remote work opportunity. 

Responsibilities

 

  • Plan and facilitate logistics for all events and tradeshows, including conceptualizing theme ideas, vetting keynote speakers, venue preparation, managing creative services, presentation materials, contract negotiations, guest lists, security, housing, catering, AV, entertainment, transportation, equipment, decor, and marketing materials in line within established budget and deadlines
  • Work as needed with third party agencies and suppliers to execute the event within pre-determined goals, deadlines and budget
  • Lead post-event review and adjust assessment and report out
  • Engage with key internal team members (legal, marketing, creative, technical services, sales and leadership) to execute, provide planning updates, identify areas of concern, present options and recommendations 
  • Onsite lead to troubleshoot and handle any issues that arise on the event day
  • Establish standard event procedures and train staff to execute them
  • Comply with legal, insurance, health and safety regulations at all times
  • Execute project management through TeamWork platform
  • Manage in-house tradeshow assets and dealer event program support
  • Coordinate sales conferences
     

Eastman Behaviors

 

  • Leverage market and business insights to guide event planning; execute and make superior choices 
  • Demonstrate adaptability in identifying solutions in challenging/changing situations
  • Bias for action in prioritizing issues and making decisions despite uncertainty or risk 
  • Demonstrate adaptability in the creation of a collaborative and inclusive work environment  

 

Functional Skills and Capabilities: 

  • Bias for action in executing event tactics
  • Manages projects 
  • Assesses solution feasibility  
  • Decision making
  • Collaboration 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Negotiation and budgeting
  • Multitasking

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in event management or a related discipline required
  • 5+ years prior experience in event planning 
  • Strong project management acumen
  • Contract negotiation and development experience
  • Proficient with the Event Management System and Cvent registration tool used to manage registration and event logistics, MS PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to travel both domestic and internationally, as needed

 
Required Certification, Licensing or Traits role model Eastman values and principles   

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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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