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Title:  GPS Regional Maintenance Coordinator (m/f/d) / (ETV 23)

Job ID:  22147
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Fixed Term
Professional level:  Experienced


JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 130 countries. We are the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit. By manufacturing the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand, JTI also plays an important role in the e-cigarette market.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 40,000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year and as Top Employer certification in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.


We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit


In order to strengthen our R&D Global Product Specifications (GPS) department based in Trier, we are looking for several GPS Coordinators (m/f/d) on a temporary basis for 1 or 1.5 years as soon as possible.


GPS is responsible for the timely and accurate provision of product specifications into SAP (the global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool used by JTI) and to ensure the full functionality of the R&D relevant SAP processes.  Product specification entry and maintenance is achieved using input from all R&D global functions via various different tools as well as input from local factories.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate product specification delivery into SAP/GPS system to create and maintain production-ready bills of materials within the SAP/GPS system
  • Creation and distribution of product specifications as well as bills of materials to the respective production plants in a timely manner and management of material life cycle maintenance
  • Ensure optimal data/information flow between the various Research & Development (R&D) functions, Scientific Regulatory Affairs (SRA) and the respective production plants, concerning SAP related issues
  • Establish and maintain GPS sub-process documentation, determine and evaluate data & process gaps as well as information flow issues
  • Support the line Manager to coordinate and implement specific project data loads in SAP and create test data and reports in various SAP test environments
  • Provide on the job GPS/SAP training and support to new colleagues
  • Ensure the process compliance of the JTI Management systems corresponding to the department specifications and requirements


Your Profile:

  • Successfully finished commercial education, several years of working experience
  • Profound knowledge of manufacturing processes and Bills of Material structure in connection with production processes and machinery
  • Understanding of the processes leading to the creation/changes of product specifications
  • Sound knowledge of the concept of integrated manufacturing systems and the effects of data changes on other functions/departments
  • Very good coordination and communication skills
  • Spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • Excellent analytical skills and logical thinking
  • Self-starting attitude, reliability, accuracy and flexibility
  • Excellent knowledge of the most common PC applications, especially SAP and MS Office
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken


Your Chance:

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2019" in Germany.


We offer you a challenging and varied job in an international company. Continuous further training and attractive framework conditions are fundamental components of our personnel concept.


Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply directly with your complete application documents (CV, cover letter & certificates) stating your earliest possible starting date via our online system: (Job ID 22147).


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