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Title:  Product Development Manager (m/f)

Job ID:  21443
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 26,000 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 serveral Product Development Managers (m/f) as soon as possible.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Initiating the preparation of consumer tests and evaluating the results on product strengths and weaknesses
  • Leading assigned projects to develop and execute test designs while using tobaccos, materials and processes most economically
  • Contribution in the development, the tests and the application of new tools
  • Preparation of product specifications, follow-ups on product changes to the industrial manufacturing stage and keeping product ownership on assigned projects
  • Initiating and supervising the testing for the technical directions on assigned development projects to meet agreed action standards in consumer testing for new products, product improvements and the application of advanced technologies
  • Ensuring the communication on product development and product maintenance to (Global Supply Chain) and other stakeholders for the assigned projects
  • Managing the implementation of product/specification changes in close cooperation with technical departments and arranging the input into SAP.
  • Providing sensory expertise to all product related activities including packaging
  • Arranging the testing of manufacturing processes in the factories and special processes like expansion, toasting etc.


Your Profile:

  • University degree (Bachelor or PHD), preferably in Chemistry, Food Technology or Agronomy or equivalent education with at least 4 years of business practice preferably in the tobacco industry or FMCG industry (e.g. Food/Pharma/Cosmetics)
  • Experience within Research & Development and Product Development is preferred
  • Very good understanding of tobaccos and markets, casing & flavor, cigarette components and designs
  • Very good sensory ability to evaluate tobacco and tobacco products
  • Excellent analytical strategically thinking skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills, as well as team oriented
  • Open minded, ready to learn new things and flexible
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken; additional foreign language knowledge is advantageous
  • Solid knowledge of the most common PC software applications


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 21443).


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