Share this job





Title:  Product Development & Qualification Manager (m/f/d) for Non Tobacco Materials

Job ID:  21790
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced


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, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 40,000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the third 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 


In order to strengthen our R&D Product Development department based in Trier, we are looking for a Product Development & Qualification Manager (m/f/d) for Non Tobacco Materials as soon as possible.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Filter Non-Tobacco Materials (NTM) qualifications and new developments comply with JTI Quality Standards. These are developed and implemented in conjunction with JT, JTI Research & Development and Global Supply Chain Functions
  • Ensure that technical reports are forwarded to relevant internal and external departments.
  • Give problem-solving support to all JTI factories and licensee production locations regarding filter and filter NTMs.
  • Support Process Management system maintenance and development for Material Development (Non-Tobacco Materials) as well as ensure maximum support of NTM experts in SAP projects.
  • Responsible that the newly developed material specs are continuously checked, controlled and given further to SAP.
  • Set up a strategy for NTM development in conjunction with JT, JTI Research & Development and Global Supply Chain Functions
  • Execution and implementation of special assignments as defined by NTM Director and Line Manger.


Your Profile:

  • Technical university degree (bachelor or higher) or extensive managerial and technical experience in the cigarette industry in an international environment
  • More than 3 years experience in Non Tobacco Material (NTM) development in the tobacco industry, knowledge of cigarette production process or experience in the factory desirable
  • Sound experience with filter development and relevant technology preferred
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • Spirit of teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to work in an international team
  • Open minded, ready to learn new things and flexible, willing to travel
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Solid knowledge of the most common PC software applications including SAP


Your Chance:

Take your chance and join the No. 1 "Top Employer 2018" 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.


Did we arouse 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 21790).


Job Segment: Developer, Product Development, ERP, Supply Chain Manager, R&D, Technology, Research, Operations