Title:  R&D Technical Services Manager (m/f/d)

Job ID:  94092
Country:  Germany
City:  Trier
Professional area:  Research & Development
Contract type:  Fixed Term
Professional level:  Experienced

Trier, RP, DE, 54294

R&D Technical Services Manager (m/f/d)

Job ID: 94092 / Location: Trier/  Start: As soon as possible / Contract type: temporary


To strengthen our Technical Services team within Tobacco Technology Development Center in Trier, we are looking for two Technical Services Manager (m/f/d) for three years due to increased project activities.


Your job mission:

You enjoy cross-functional and cross-locational collaboration in an international Team. You are flexible, team oriented, communicative, willing to travel and have experience in project management.

As a Technical Services Manager you will be responsible to establish and specify primary processing parameters for product prototyping and later commercial manufacturing, including scale up and roll out of new process technologies for Conventional and Reduced Risk Products, hence contribute to the implementation of newly developed products.  


Who are we?

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with locations in more than 130 countries and world-famous brands such as Winston, Camel and American Spirit. With our brands Nordic Spirit, Logic and Ploom, we also focus on growth through innovations in the field of reduced risk products. In Germany, we are the largest employer in our industry with over 2,000 employees.


As a multiple award-winning top employer, we offer an open and inclusive working environment with exciting tasks in a challenging environment. Flexible working concepts, diverse development opportunities and international career paths are part of our everyday life. Visit us at www.jti.com to find out more about JTI and what it's like to work for us.


Your tasks:

  • Set up and provision of primary processing parameter and specifications for Conventional and Reduced Risk Products and process control to R&D and GSC to ensure product quality and consistency for prototype and commercial manufacturing in respective factories
  • Qualify new and upgraded primary processing lines and individual equipment in JTI factories for commercial production - based on established process requirements, parameters and specifications.
  • Scale up and roll out new primary processing technologies to enhance current product quality and the implementation of newly developed products
  • Cooperate with GSC by designing new lines with providing respective processing requirements, specifications and support for process control in JTI factories
  • Provide support in technical solving (i.e. pre or start-up production for new or modified blends) to ensure product quality in JTI factories and licensees
  • Optimize the manufacturing process through the analysis of process data to improve the maintenance and further development of the primary process


Your profile:

  • Relevant educational background: University degree (Bachelor or higher), preferably in Engineering or equivalent education
  • Practical experience: At least 5 years of business practice in the tobacco industry (or FMCG industry) in an international environment
  • Valuable knowledge: Preferably sound knowledge of the primary processing as well as experience in production processes, i.e. filter and cigarette manufacturing / Good knowledge of SQL, VBA programming in excel and most common PC software applications
  • Special strengths: Excellent analytical skills and technical understanding / Fluent in English, both written and spoken; additional foreign language is a plus
  • Suitable personality: Well developed management and communication skills, as well as team oriented / Willingness to travel and flexible
  • Practiced working time model: Flextime


Your benefits

  • Your team: You will work in an open and international working environment with approx. 60 nations at the Trier site
  • Your remuneration: Above-average pay with a 13th and 14th monthly salary and an additional bonus payment. Individual company pension scheme and capital-forming benefits
  • Your meals: Our subsidized company canteen and numerous snack and coffee vending machines ensure your physical well-being
  • Your appreciation: You will receive regular feedback from us and, as your personal safety is important to us, we also protect you in your private life with our JTI accident insurance
  • Your work-life balance: You should enjoy your work! That's why we offer you 30 days of vacation
  • Your development: We focus on your personal development. We support you with a wide range of internal training courses as well as external training and development opportunities that are tailored specifically to you


Have we aroused your interest?

Apply directly with your complete application documents (CV, cover letter & references) stating your earliest possible starting date (Job ID 94092). 


Diversity & Inclusion

We want everyone at JTI to be themselves and develop their full potential, because each and every one of us makes a valuable contribution to the success of the company and the location in Germany. We live and promote diversity, equality and inclusion accordingly. We have local employee groups and networks, such as the PRIDE Chapter Germany or the togetHER network for female employees, in which committed colleagues are involved, and we support a wide range of projects in our local area. For this and many other activities in the area of diversity & inclusion, we have already been awarded the Global Equality Standard by Ernst & Young.


Sustainability & Commitment

We have particularly close ties to the Trier region and the greater Cologne area through our two locations and want to make a significant contribution to a high quality of life, e.g., through annual clean-up campaigns on the Rhine and Moselle and as a long-standing partner of the Cologne Green Foundation, we are committed to the preservation and expansion of the city's green spaces. Renewable energies are also part of our sustainability goals, which is why we are investing in the expansion of the Bescheid Süd wind farm, located 20 kilometers east of our Trier site, in order to secure green electricity for the region and for our production at the Trier plant. We are constantly reducing the amount of plastic used in the packaging of our classic tobacco products, thus saving tons of plastic waste.

Find out more about us at: https://www.jti.com/de/europe/germany/top-arbeitgeber

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