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Title:  Manager Global Product Specifications (Process & Systems Group) (m/f/d)

Job ID:  47527
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Fixed Term
Professional level:  Experienced

Trier, RP, DE, 54294

Job ID: 47527/ Location: Trier / Start: To be discussed


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 44,000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the sixth 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 www.jti.com


In order to strengthen our R&D Global Product Specifications department based in Trier, we are looking for several GPS Process & Systems Group Manager (m/f/d) with different time limitations until 2023 and 2024.


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 tools as well as input from local factories.



Your Responsibilities:

  • Identify, plan and execute system enhancements to ensure maximum data integrity, functionality and utilization in pro-active support of the evolution of the system to consistently meet R&D's current and future business requirements
  • Plan, organize and coordinate the implementation of such system enhancements within both the GPS organization and outside functions (R&D and others) as well as ensuring successful and correct utilization
  • Maintain and improve the global business processes between other R&D and company functions including factories to ensure optimum process efficiency including design proposals for sub-systems (e.g. Product Lifecycle Management)
  • Pro-actively identify new business requirements and design solutions to integrate these within daily GPS business processes
  • Investigate, diagnose and resolve SAP/GPS related issues and/or support their resolution in coordination with BTS (Business Technology Services), GSD (Global Service Desk) and related functions
  • Provide test data as required and perform testing of all system modifications driven by, or affecting SAP/GPS functionality including analysis of results and issue diagnosis in conjunction with BTS, GSD and other company
  • Ensure the accurate and timely data and system set up of GPS in conjunction with BTS and GSD in order to ensure the flawless support of new/changed products and processes
  • Provide instruction and training to GPS staff members (including satellites) as well as GPS related SAP and daily business training to other R&D functions


Your Profile:

  • University degree in business administration, economics, IT or comparable commercial business experience & training
  • 3-5 years of experience with Global Product Specification Maintenance in SAP and several years of experience in Operations/Manufacturing within JTI
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of tobacco product manufacturing processes and comprehensive materials knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge GPS data & system set up, functionality and utilization as well as the importance of data integrity
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to manage complex planning issues
  • Effective cross-functional communication skills and a good understanding of business requirements and the company's strategic direction
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent knowledge of IT literacy (SAP-GPS system, MS Office applications)

Your Chance:

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2021" 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: www.jti.com/careers (Job ID 47527).




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