Cummins Inc. Communications Specialist, Supply Chain in Indianapolis, Indiana

Communications Specialist, Supply Chain


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Corporate Team promotes reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Indianapolis, Indiana for a Communications Specialist. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Drive several key transformational initiatives currently underway in the Supply Chain.

  • Employ knowledge of and aptitude for communications strategy, writing and brand/style standards.

  • Interact with Supply Chain functional leaders and partners to consult on, develop and implement integrated and strategic, long- and short-term communication plans.

  • Manage the development, execution and tracking of communications tactics identified in strategic communications plans.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Communications colleagues across business segments and functions to ensure consistent, streamlined and business-critical communications are successfully executed

  • Concepting, writing and editing communications for a variety of internal and external platforms, including articles and blogs, email campaigns, signage and brochures, press releases, advertisements, talking points and scripts, video and web, corporate presentations and more.

  • Supporting, consulting and training on communications and brand strategy, style and guidelines.

  • Supporting special communications projects and events as needed.

  • Supporting customers on, and is knowledgeable about, digital workplace tools, such as Microsoft 365 platforms, digital content management systems (SharePoint and Drupal), email marketing systems (Oracle Eloqua) and more.

  • Monitoring, analyzing and understanding key performance metrics to support the management and improvement of communications tactics.

  • Keeping key Supply Chain stakeholders apprised of a communications plans’ progress and metrics.

  • Responsible for managing specific communications projects, programs, or initiatives.

  • Supports communications projects and events as they relate to assigned area.

  • Analyzes and understands key performance metrics including web metrics andsurveys.

  • Supports the management of internal and external communications including press releases, video, newsletters, and corporate presentations.

  • Manages the communication activities including technical and/or promotional material writing, product manuals, brochures, etc.

  • Interacts with business partners to develop and implement integrated communication plans.

  • Supports the brand communication research and supports the brand strategy and guidelines.



Leadership: Identifies and implements effective processes and procedures for accomplishing work. Ability to create an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions. Ability to analyze issues by gathering relevant information systematically and considering a broad range of issues or factors. Ability to develop plans that are thorough, realistic, and effective in meeting goals. Ability to manage the performance of self and others through the use of structured tools and effective delegation.

Technical: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination of techniques and methods. Ability to create an overall message for consistent communications related to a specific topic. Ability to manage the entire process of the creation of marketing collateral, including brand positioning. Ability to coach suppliers on how to be acceptable/better suppliers to Cummins. Ability to plan sequenced tasks and assignments with appropriate allocation of resources. Ability to effectively and clearly communicate in both written and verbal means. Ability to anticipate customer needs and take action to meet these needs.

Ability to develop graphics, images, or other elements from an idea, words, or an engineering model.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in communications, journalism, or a related subject required.


Intermediate level (3 - 5 years) of relevant work experience required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Oct 3, 2018, 4:18:40 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006OH