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Cummins Inc. External Communications Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana

External 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 External Communications Manager to join our team specializing in Communications for our Corporate Business Segment in Indianapolis, IN. or your remote location:

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

  • Help lead strategic public and media relations activities by working to drive key company messages, amplify the brand, complement business marketing communications initiatives, and protect the company’s reputation.

  • Help lead collaborative cross-functional and business teams to optimize initiatives and ensure consistency across the organization and will work across all business and global teams.

  • Provide strategic and tactical guidance to business and functions across the organization.

  • Work closely with government affairs and investor relations teams as well as other external-facing groups.

  • Often supports senior executives to prepare and execute national, trade and local media interviews, and provides media training and counsel to the company’s leaders.

  • Will cultivate close relationships internally and externally, be a problem-solver, strategic, flexible, and collaborative.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a College/University in Communications, Marketing or other related field.

  • At least six (6) years of professional experience in Communications or related field.

  • Digital experience (Emerging trends, digital for business, metrics, advertising content)

  • Graphic design skills, visual communications.

  • System integration, account management for marketing roles.

  • Business to business experience.

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 May 13, 2022, 4:01:00 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Corporate

Req ID: 220003D6