Title:  Product Development Manager (m/w/d)

Job ID:  89308
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Trier, RP, DE, 54294

Job ID: 89308 / Location: Trier / Start: as soon as possible


JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company with operations in more than 130 countries and world-renowned brands such as Winston, Camel and American Spirit.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 48,000 people across the globe. In Germany, we are the largest employer in the tobacco industry. Around 1,800 employees at the Trier factory site and the Research & Development Center with Global functions ensure the high quality of our products with great commitment. Our factory in Trier exports all over the world, sets quality standards and makes it one of JTI's most important manufacturing sites.


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 Tobacco Product Development Center based in Trier, we are looking for a Product Development Manager (m/f/d) as soon as possible, who will develop new, modify and maintain existing tobacco products.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Leading assigned projects to develop and execute test designs while using tobaccos, materials and processes most economically
  • Initiating the preparation of consumer tests and evaluating the results on product strengths and weaknesses
  • Preparation of product specifications, follow-up 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
  • 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


Your Profile:

  • University degree (Bachelor or PHD), preferably in Chemistry, Food Technology or Agronomy or equivalent education
  •  Minimum Several 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
  • Understanding of tobaccos and markets, casing & flavor, cigarette components and designs is a plus
  • Interest in sensory evaluation of tobacco and tobacco products
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills, as well as team oriented
  • Open minded, ready to learn new things and flexible attitude
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken; additional foreign language knowledge is advantageous
  • Solid knowledge of the most common PC software applications



JTI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We celebrate the differences that make us unique, and strongly believe in a world where you have the freedom to express yourself. Where you can be proud and confident of who you are. A world in which we all can develop to our full potential! Want to know more about Diversity and Inclusion at JTI?

Please visit: https://www.jti.com/de/europe/germany/top-arbeitgeber


Have we aroused your interest?

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2023" in Germany.

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 89308).


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