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Title:  T-VAPOR PRODUCT DESIGN MANAGER

Job ID:  38338
Country:  Switzerland
City:  Geneva
Professional area:  Reduced Risk Product
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
Location: 

Geneva, GE, CH, 1202

Position Purpose:

Today T-Vapor category remains niche, but with huge potential and we are as team to establish Tobacco Vapor as a credible growth category in the space between traditional tobacco and e-vapor by identifying the right product technology which will turn the T-Vapor category to growth as well as developing a pipeline of new product innovations which are consumer & commercially relevant.
The individual will be responsible, in close cooperation and under the supervision of the EP T-Vapor Product Portfolio & Design Director, for supporting the development of global product & portfolio strategy, leading proudct design development (e.g. UX design, Aesthetic design, CMF development) and TPD2 implementation in line with anticipating trends and regulatory landscape, and company guidelines. The core objective of the role will be; develop competitive product offer, ensuring alignment with all key internal business enablers  (EP Strategy Innovation, EP Business Leads & Commercial, EP CSRA, R&D, M&S, Legal, IP etc..) Also will have regular contact and be liaison with JTI markets as well as JT to identifying needs & demands.
The role is very entrepreneurial and challenging and requires out of the box thinking to design and deliver new solutions.

 

Education:

University degree

 

Work Experience:

Min. 5 years with proven track of record in industrial design, preferably in electronics products, multi-cultural business experience.

 

Language & Computer Skills:

Fluent English, PC literate

 

Main Areas of Responsibility:

Develop global T-Vapor product & portfolio strategy
Based on consumer insight and anticipation, opportunity identification and quantification to develop global T-Vapor product & portfolio strategy in order to establish Tobacco Vapor as a credible growth category

 

Develop competitive T-Vapor product (consumable, device & accessories) 
Modify, improve and upgrade T-Vapor product in order to make sure product to be competitive based on consumer insight in line with global product & portfolio strategy, anticipating trends, regulatory landscape, and company guidelines, ensuring alignment with all key internal business enablers  (EP Strategy Innovation, Business Leads & Commercial, EP CSRA, R&D, M&S, Legal, IP and etc..) 

 

Develop competitive T-Vapor product pipeline (consumable, device & accessories) 
Develop competitive T-Vapor product for the future based on consumer insight in line with global product & portfolio strategy, anticipating trends, regulatory landscape, and company guidelines, ensuring alignment with all key internal business enablers  (EP Strategy Innovation, Business Leads & Commercial, EP CSRA, R&D, M&S, Legal, IP and etc..)

 

Packaging development Lead (consumable, device & accessories) 
Including design architecture & naming conventions, in line with global product & portfolio strategy, anticipating trends, consumer insight, regulatory landscape (e.g. TPDII implementation), and company guidelines, ensuring alignment with all key internal business enablers  (EP Strategy Innovation, Business Leads & Commercial, EP CSRA, R&D, M&S, Legal, IP and etc..)

 

Resource planning & budget management
Plan, monitor and manage related expenditure, undertake monthly report against milestones, resource plan and budget in order to execute budget effectively and efficiently.
 

A&SP/TDT/LE/OL contribution as well as support on any Management Update 
"To perform any other tasks given by the direct manager in order to support overall EP both internal and external expectations management .”

 

Skills focus and potential:
- High potential with proven ability to take the initiative, make decisions and drive results
- Innovative thinking; orientation to consumer insight
- Agency management 
- Analytical skills, solid business understanding
- Strong influencing / negotiation / presentation skills
- Demonstrates a team player attitude. Good interpersonal skills and solid experience in multi-task project coordination

 

 


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