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Title:  Packaging Material Technology Manager - Sustainability next generation materials (m/f/d)

Job ID:  41384
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Trier, RP, DE, 54294


Job ID: 41384/ Location: Trier / Start: as soon as possible


JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 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 number one 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 our Global Packaging Department based in Trier there is one permanent position as Packaging Material Technology Manager - Sustainability next generation materials (m/f/d) within our Packaging Material Technology Team to fill. You will manage and coordinate all technical packaging related aspects during the project phase.



  • Manage all Packaging Material development projects, specification management in SAP / PLM for the full material portfolio. Continuous Improvement related to JTIs portfolio of packaging materials in line with the corporate sustainability targets and consumer driven strategy 
  • Ensuring that Packaging Material qualifications comply with JTI Quality Standards; from qualification of suppliers to validation on the packing lines
  • Accountability for deploying new packaging materials, Efficiency and Sustainability initiatives within R&D Packaging and developing & implementation within Regional Packaging Projects
  • Provide first level material technology contact within R&D and to Global Functions and Suppliers
  • Manage corrective and preventive actions for packaging materials resulting from supplier or internal nonconformities
  • Support the development of JTIs Packaging Material Sustainability Program


Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree (bachelor or higher) Packaging, Packaging Materials, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Polymer Science or Engineering; related field of study or relevant experience in industry field will be considered as an alternative to a degree
  • Several years of experience in the packaging industry within the FMCG sector as a Packaging Technologist (m/f/d) or Packaging Material Developer
  • Management background with experience in the cigarette packaging industry would be a plus


Skills, Competencies & Languages

  • Excellent technical skills in the specification, development and implementing of packaging materials as well as packaging systems
  • Comprehensive project management experience from planning to realization
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable packaging and Life Cycle Assessment Tools
  • Excellent English knowledge both written and spoken; additional foreign language knowledge is advantageous, preferably German
  • Computer literacy; SAP, PLM and MS Office
  • Flexible and willing to travel


Your Chance:

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2020" 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 41384)


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