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Cummins Inc. Communications Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana

Communications Manager


Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Communications Manager to join our team specializing in Communications for our Corporate/CBS Segment . This position is a hybrid opportunity.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Plans, manages and produces communications and related materials to meet Cummins strategies and objectives.

  • Solves unique cross-functional problems.

  • Leads and coaches on project, account, vendor management.

  • Builds, leads, and strengthens relationships with stakeholders/leaders/vendors.

  • Builds, leads, executes strategic communications planning (marketing promotional plan/communications plan).

  • Leads tactical execution of marketing and/or communications plans.

  • Identifies, coaches, and manages process improvement and functional excellence.

  • Simplifies complex messages across multiple stakeholders.

  • Writes, edits, and creates content and strategic messaging and adheres to relevant style guide.

  • Represents, adheres to, and champions Cummins brand.

  • Prepares and executes event planning and event logistics.

  • Leads functional trainings, creates and delivers presentations.

  • Sets targets for data-driven decisions; compiles, analyzes, and utilizes metrics, data, and analytics.

  • Understands and champions digital tools, trends, and channels with stakeholders.

  • Solves problems and manages cross-functional relationships.

  • Innovates and leads continuous improvement in their area of work.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:


  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Brand Management - Creates competitive advantage through brand recognition; positions the brand to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations; applies brand standards to create a consistent perception and defend the company reputation.

  • Creative Communication Design - Presents information from a variety of sources in a compelling message through storytelling to engage target audiences; applies the appropriate tools and media types to create effective, high-quality visual and experiential media.

  • Data Analytics - Discovers, interprets and communicates qualitative and quantitative data; determines conclusions relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks; simultaneously applies statistics, data validity, data visualization, and problem-solving approaches to effectively extract meaningful patterns and business insights; presents conclusions and outcomes that enable data driven business decisions.

  • Digital media savvy - Leverages current and emerging digital media strategies (e.g., email automation, social media, content management systems, etc.) to influence buyer behavior or target audiences to a desired action.

  • Intuitive Listening and Adapting Solutions - Translates needs, expectations, or asks from customers, stakeholders, etc. into actionable solutions through active listening and intuition; chooses or produces solutions (e.g., process change, tool, product, service, etc.) to meet or exceed the customers’ or stakeholders’ needs or expectations or to provide value.

  • Organizational savvy - Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.

  • Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

  • Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

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


  • Digital experience preferred (emerging trends, digital for business, metrics, paid vs. organic, advertising content).

  • Global perspective and experience preferred.

  • System integration/account management for marketing roles preferred.

  • B2B experience preferred.

  • Must be a strong relationship builder to work with key support staff to gain buy in, insight and alignment.

  • Requires excellent writing skills with the ability to interpret and simplify complex technical topics for a broader audience.

  • Adhering to AP writing style in all communications.

  • Pulling regular metrics on current tactics and using data driven approaches for recommending or evaluating new communication tactics.

  • Working closely with business leadership teams to assess and prioritize Communications support to the business/function program portfolio.

  • Leading communications efforts across multiple global projects simultaneously working with the regional program leaders and project stakeholders to ensure consistent and effective communications.

  • Providing coaching and guidance to Business Transformation Program Leaders on the best tools, processes, and methods to communicate on a variety of projects.

  • Working closely with business leadership teams to assess and prioritize Communications support to the business/function program portfolio.

  • Prioritizing tasks based on the overall impact to the Distribution segment, while maintaining the flexibility to manage impromptu requests.

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.


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Mar 17, 2023, 1:01:00 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 230002FB