Title:  New Product Development Specialist

Job ID:  94795
Country:  Lithuania
City:  Vilnius
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Vilnius, LT, 00000


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com




New Product Development Specialist



What this position is about – Purpose:

In this role, you will manage product and packaging development in the Baltics cluster according to company policy, annual plan (A&SP), and market requirements. This includes adherence to global and local legal regulations to advance JTI products in the market.

What will you do - Responsibilities:


  • Product and Packaging Project Support: Assist in product and packaging projects from briefing to execution, ensuring alignment with brand plans. Coordinate packaging, product, and blend developments with key stakeholders. Identify project milestones and bottlenecks, engaging relevant functions to ensure the successful completion of PLM phases.
  • Market Project Prioritization and Coordination: Align Market project priorities with NPD GBS and Global planning to manage workload and timelines, serving as the single contact for market clusters on product development with GBS and the supply chain. Establish contingencies through regular project coordination.
  • PLM Process Support and Compliance: Act as a PLM expert, optimizing local and cross-functional processes, and collaborate with the Legal and CA Departments to track and anticipate legal changes related to products and packaging.
  • Pricing Implementation and Regulatory Changes: Implement new pricing during portfolio price increases, coordinating with market and service function stakeholders. Prepare for regulatory changes and competitor format adjustments through contingency planning.


Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • 1-2 years' experience in NPD, data analysis, or project management in FMCG
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency in MS Office with strong analytical skills
  • Experience in innovation processes, packaging, and product development
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder and project management abilities
  • Effective in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, adaptable to changing priorities


What's in it for you - Benefits:


  • Inclusive culture, psychological safety at work and numerous growth opportunities are our biggest advantages. Besides, we are offering the most competitive benefits package:
  • Flexi-Perks – gift voucher each day which can be spend for food, health, electronics, books, or leisure goods;
  • Best in class health insurance;
  • Substantial contribution to 3rd pilar pension fund;
  • 20 weeks fully paid parental leave, regardless of location, gender, sexual orientation or whether our employees become a parent via adoption, surrogacy or birth;
  • Learning and development bucket to spend on any learning/ personal growth activities;
  • Cash allowances on important personal events/ occasions;
  • Very nice gifts and exciting team building events;
  • Trendy office in case you prefer working from office and contribution to home office set-up if you prefer to use a hybrid work opportunity and spend 50% time working from home.


What are the next steps - Recruitment process: 


Thank you very much for your curiosity about the role. You are welcome to apply. 


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