Title:  Product Manager, RRP

Job ID:  93439
Country:  Kazakhstan
City:  Almaty
Professional area:  Reduced Risk Product
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Almaty, KZ, 00000


Мы — JTI, Japan Tobacco International, и мы представлены в 130 странах. Мы посвятили годы инновациям, создавая новые и более качественные продукты, из которых потребители могут выбирать. Это наш бизнес. Но не только. Наш бизнес — это наши люди. Их талант. Их потенциал. Мы верим, что, когда они свободны быть собой, расти, путешествовать и развиваться, могут происходить удивительные вещи. Вот почему наши сотрудники во всем мире выбирают быть частью JTI. 80% сотрудников чувствуют себя счастливыми, работая в JTI. Поэтому мы десять лет подряд удостаиваемся статуса Лучшего Работодателя в мире. Итак, когда будете готовы выбрать карьеру, которая нравится, в компании, которая нравится, смело присоединяйтесь к #JoinTheIdea.

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Brand Executive, RRP



What this position is about – Purpose:

The Brand Executive (RRP) is entrusted with the responsibility of orchestrating the end-to-end process of new product development, from ideation to market launch. This dynamic role is essential for ensuring seamless coordination among cross-functional teams, optimizing resources, and driving efficiency throughout the product development lifecycle.


What will you do - Responsibilities:


  • Taking charge of shaping the future, leading all New Product Development (NPD) projects and initiatives related to product and/or packaging within PLM system
  • Сoordinate projects in collaboration with stakeholders across all sourcing locations, ensuring smooth communication and effective teamwork
  • Lead the preparation of Business Approval Papers (BAP) and Memos, working closely with stakeholders to initiate projects effectively
  • Take charge of demand planning and prepare Resource Supply Forecast (RSF) in collaboration with relevant departments, ensuring readiness and efficiency
  • Manage the entire New Product Development process, ensuring timely execution of all projects from conception to market launch
  • Track project timelines against plans, promptly addressing any delays or issues and ensuring key stakeholders are informed
  • Handle PLM-related queries and provide support to assigned markets, ensuring smooth operations and resolving issues efficiently
  • Organize and lead project kick-off meetings, setting clear objectives and expectations as the Project Manager
  • Track information on lead-times for different project steps, coordinate approvals within AMS (artwork), SKU readiness, toolling availability, NTMs (non tobacco materials) delivery and other project related questions
  • Prepare presentations and minutes for NPD meetings and ensure updates to NPD related data - Product Specifications file, Bar-codes, Blends and NTMs cost, etc.
  • Manage project budgets, minimize write-offs, and seek opportunities to optimize product costs and rationalize expenses
  • Contribute to competitors' price and activations reporting, providing insights to support strategic decision-making
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with global functions, agencies, and internal stakeholders, fostering collaboration and alignment
  • Proactively engage with other functions within the market to drive the brand agenda forward, ensuring strategic alignment and collective success.


Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • You have a University Degree (preferably in Business Administration, Engineering, Marketing, or a related field)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in product development or related fields, with a proven track record of successfully managing NPD projects from concept to launch
  • Advanced English level
  • Kazakh language is a big plus
  • Familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and software tools is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Meticulous attention to detail, with the ability to track project timelines, monitor progress, and identify and address issues proactively. Proficiency in analyzing data and making data-driven decisions
  • A collaborative mindset, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and adapt to changing priorities and requirements with resilience and composure
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think critically, anticipate challenges, and develop innovative solutions to drive business growth and competitive advantage.


What you can get - Benefits:


  • Flexible working hours 
  • Transportation
  • Competitive salary
  • Access to company’s trainings and seminars
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • Well-being programs for employees.


Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply!

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