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Title:  NGP Engineering manager (f/m/d)

Job ID:  92647
Country:  Switzerland
City:  Geneva
Professional area:  Reduced Risk Product
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Geneva, GE, CH, 000


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 83% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, nine years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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NGP Engineering Manager (f/m/d)


Who are we?


The Next-Generation Proposition (NGP) team innovates new products that will become growth drivers in the risk-reduced product (RRP) category. Our goal is to innovate and create solutions that benefit consumers and reduce harm.

We combine a systematic and creative approach to drive ideas from early validation into incubation and acceleration, before they are mature enough to be part of JTI’s overall product portfolio. To accomplish this objective, we are looking for new and motivated team members to be a part of our journey.



What do we do?


Our department is focused on developing new propositions and ventures that aim to promote a safer consumption of non-tobacco nicotine products. We utilize a specific methodology to ensure that these ventures are created with a reduced level of risk. Our goal is to innovate and create solutions that will benefit consumers and reduce harm.

Therefore we have set up a framework that allows us to identify opportunities systematically and drive ideas from early validation into incubation and acceleration before they are mature enough to be part of JTI’s overall product portfolio.


You will be part of a small but strong team that enables these processes within the heart of JTI and drives innovation forward.



What will you do?


As NGP Engineering Manager, based in our office in Geneva, you will report to the NGP Director and work closely with your colleagues in the NGP Central Team and the rest of the RRP function. Together, the team is dedicated to achieving our overall objective of delivering several innovation cycles each year. Your primary responsibilities as engineering manager are to:


  • Take a lead role in the physical product and engineering questions of new propositions from validation to incubation
  • Support proposition teams in defining the feasibility of different technical and product solutions
  • Define NGP requirements for product and technical solutions for NGP
  • Build and maintain an external network of collaborators, partners, and providers to deliver product solutions with quality and speed
  • Forge and maintain successful relationships with internal functions and capabilities within product, R&D, and other relevant functions
  • Collaborate with the NGP Director to provide expert guidance in strategic planning.



Who are we looking for? Your qualifications & experience


To manage these responsibilities successfully, we are seeking a skilled and experienced professional to take on the role of NGP Operations Manager. The ideal candidate can demonstrate most of the following:


  • A degree in product engineering or a related field is preferred
  • Proven track record in creating successful products
  • 7-10 years of work experience in positions with similar objectives and responsibilities
  • Experience with innovation processes, stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills, stakeholder management experience, and strong leadership and management skills


Overall, the NGP Engineering Manager will play a critical role in driving the success of NGP. The candidate should be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and demonstrate the ability to adapt and respond to changing priorities.




Recruitment process:

Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply after the application deadline.

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