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Job ID:  65182
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Trier, RP, DE, 54294


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

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

Learn more: jti.com



In the R&D Packaging Development Support Center based in Trier is an open position as


Emerging Technology Manager (m/f/d)


to fill. 




  • Manage projects for the identification and development of emerging packaging technologies to drive digital transformation and automation
  • Serve as a central contact for Marketing & Sales (M&S) Global Innovation & Initiatives (GI&I), Head Quarter Brand Groups and Local Marketing & Sales with regards to innovative packaging applications and technologies
  • Provide technical guidance in the development phase of new concepts by performing pre-feasibility checks and by proactively developing alternative solutions
  • Execute assigned innovation projects within agreed time frame and budget throughout all the end to end phases
  • Support projects targeting at process improvements and/or productivity improvements
  • Support the team internal research activities with regards to regular patent reviews and potential patent applications, identification of new suppliers, materials and technologies leading to potential new ideas for innovation projects
  • Define and implement global platforms to optimize resources and ensure quality on layouts aiming for efficiency gains, including improvements and enhancements of an artwork management system and the respective technical equipments


Qualifications & Experience


  • University degree in Packaging Engineering, education as Print and Media Engineer or similar education with project management background
  • Packaging experience within the FMCG industry (preferably cigarette packaging) is considered an asset
  • Global and cross-cultural experience preferred


Skills, Competencies & Language


  • Excellent project management experience: Planning to realization
  • Profound knowledge of prepress as well as printing, converting, finishing techniques and materials and respective manufacturing processes 
  • Knowledge of digital connectivity and automation 
  • Excellent English knowledge both written and spoken. Additional foreign language knowledge is advantageous
  • Computer literacy especially MS Office and SAP. Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator knowledge is considered an asset




  • Good work-life balance (30 days annual leave, working hours: 37,5 hours per week)
  • Attractive remuneration as well as 13th and 14th salary
  • Various development opportunities, complemented by diverse training opportunities
  • Open and international working environment with more than 60 nationalities at Trier site 
  • Health management
  • Company pension plan
  • Capital-forming benefits 
  • Canteen and free parking 

Have we aroused your interest?

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2021" in Germany.
Apply directly with your complete application documents (CV, cover letter & certificates) stating your earliest possible starting date via our online system: www.jti.com/careers (Job ID 65182).


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