Title:  New Product Development Specialist

Job ID:  94868
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, PH, 00000



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Reporting to: New Product Development Team Lead
Duty Post: GBS Manila
This job posting will remain open until the vacancy is filled


New Product Development Specialist

What this role is about?


The NPD Team is responsible for the planning and management of NPD projects following to the company policy, annual plan (A&SP) and requirements of the markets, considering global & local legal regulations with the aim to ensure advancement of JTI product in the market. The incumbent, working very closely with market partners, will be primarily responsible for managing NPD projects for the assigned market with regard to packaging, product changes, new formats, Variable Manufacturing Cost changes/One Time Cost budget planning, Limited Edition Pack and New Product Development introductions. In addition, the role holder will be the contact person for R&D, Global Supply Chain and Marketing & Sales ensuring all product and packaging initiatives are implemented with excellence, including both on time and within budget, prioritizing brands and / or projects where vital.


What you will do?


  • Execution of NPD projects related to product and/or packaging changes within PLM system. Projects coordination in collaborative way with the different stakeholders at all sourcing locations. Tracking progress of the projects and providing projects' status to Line Manager and Market. Preparation of preliminary info required for Project initiation: Packaging Briefs, Market simulations / Creative designs, etc. Coordinate bar-codes assignment process from Market side. Organize and lead projects' kick-off meetings under the responsibility of Project Manager role. Track information on lead-times for different steps of the process: coordination of layouts development & approval process within DAM (artwork), SKU readiness, tooling availability, NTMs (non tobacco materials) delivery and other project related questions.
  • Manage the end to end NPD process ensuring timely execution of all projects. Track project timelines against plan and ensure that key stakeholders including NPD & Commercial Strategy Mgr and Marketing Lead are aware of any delays and issues. NPD meetings organization and coordination: preparation and alignment of agenda, presentation, minutes, facilitation of the discussion, follow-up of the agreed action points. Track and ensure updates to NPD related data - Product Specifications file, Bar-codes, Blends and NTMs cost, etc. Manage MyJTI workflow on time and with quality for all the related services requests.

  • Take responsibility for PLM related questions and provide support to the markets assigned with PLM related issues; deliver system and/or process updates to involved users; communicate with PLM Governance Team on system / process related questions.  

  • Provide needed support within artworks development process: coordinate Production Designs development  according to JTI Design Guide and Markets requirements; track layouts development and revision in accordance to Market requests; support Brand Groups with Market simulations / visuals preparation. Conduct follow-throughs with relevant stakeholders during Barrel Proofs, Color matchings and Quality Releases.

  • Take part in the ASP portfolio collection process by supporting and providing related activities to the assigned markets.

  • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.

Who are we looking for?


  • Bachelor / University Degree in Management, Statistics or Engineering, or equivalent. Must have business & marketing background.
  • 3 years of proven experience in FMCG in New Product Development (NPD), Marketing or project management roles, with proven track record in cross-functional projects. In-depth understanding of overall JTI NPD (New product development) process and PLM system is essential. Required strong experience and knowledge of packaging and product development. Must have expertise in SAP, PLM and other similar systems.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • MS Office advanced, PLM (product lifecycle management). Good interpersonal and project management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and providing NPD expert advice. Strong communication skills


What to Expect?


Expect wellbeing initiatives, flexible work arrangements, growth opportunities, and excellent benefits. For more details on local policies, connect with your Talent Advisor.


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Next Steps :


After applying, if selected, please anticipate the following within 1-3 weeks of the job posting closure: Phone screening with TA > Assessment tests > Interviews > Offer. Each step is eliminatory and may vary by role type.


At JTI, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment. As an equal-opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to applicants with special needs. If you require any accommodations, please let the Talent Advisor know during the selection process.


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