Growth Process Steward
Posted on: August 3, 2019
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 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is
headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information,
The Growth Process Steward (GPS) in Corporate Innovation is an
ideal role for a candidate with high initiative to work with a
multifunctional set of leaders in business, marketing and
technology. This role will report directly to the Growth Process
Steward COE Manager and will support one of Eastman's business
aligned growth portfolios.
Job Responsibilities Include:
--- Stage Gate and Check Step organization, scheduling,
facilitation and ensure expectations are met
--- Ensure Gatekeeping Team operating principles are documented,
communicated, and followed, recommending improvements as needed
--- Documentation and communication of critical decisions and
action items in meeting minutes for all Gate Review, Check Steps
and Portfolio Reviews
--- Idea to Concept Process management and coordinator of
--- Management of project information in TPS such as project
financials, file management, and moving projects through gates at
--- Plan, facilitate and/or lead ideation sessions as needed
--- Facilitate Performance Agreement development and approval
--- Organize and maintain Portfolio through tracking of metrics,
goals, dashboards, budget and milestones.
--- Ensure Process dashboards are correct and are utilized in
reviews and by management.
--- Facilitate the budgeting and planning process by monitoring
project spend and project forecasting
--- Provide metrics and other portfolio analyses to upper
management /leadership teams
--- Contribute to quarterly portfolio reviews at gatekeeping team,
develop unique analyses as needed
--- Facilitate improvement efforts for Corporate Portfolio
CTF Aligned Efforts:
--- Management of project/platform information in the Corporate
Technology Fund (CTF) Database
--- Facilitate scoring of projects and programs using the Corporate
Innovation Prioritization Scorecard
--- Utilize Corporate Innovation Portfolio Management Tools to
provide standard data for project portfolio analyses at Gate
Reviews or Portfolio reviews, as well as other meetings/events as
--- Develop EBME and Idea to Concept experience to enable coaching
of project teams
--- Ensure projects go through the appropriate process (Stage Gate,
Non-Stage Gate). Help project teams and gatekeepers determine which
gates are appropriate for each project based on experience. Guide
Gatekeeping team on gate appropriate topics and ensure operating
principles are followed.
--- Determine project readiness for Gate review. Ensure project
teams have the deliverables needed for each stage of a project and
the work is done to the expectations of the gatekeepers. Shape gate
reviews with project team to help drive successful
--- Assist project teams with determining which functional
resources are appropriate to work on the project.
--- Coach teams on completing Idea to Concept forms
--- Act as a focal point for Stage-Gate process feedback; recommend
process improvements to Corporate Process Steward.
--- Participate in Process Manager Network and bring best practices
and opportunities for improvement to light.
Bachelors Degree or higher in Chemistry or other Scientific
Discipline or MBA - Required
3-5 Years Experience, with 2 Years of Eastman experience -
Strong Microsoft excel and data management acumen - Required
Familiar with EBME/ StageGate process - Preferred
Must be able to manage their time independently, work proactively
with peers and management, and have the ability to influence people
at all levels without having direct authority.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong networking skills and cross-functional communication
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.
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