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Title:  New Product Development Specialist

Job ID:  92637
Country:  Poland
City:  Warsaw
Professional area:  Marketing
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Graduates


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 JTI is recognized with various Employer of Choice certifications across different countries and regions.

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

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New Product Development Specialist




What this position is about:


As Marketing & Sales (M&S) NPD Specialist,  S/he will be responsible for planning and management of NPD projects following the company policy, annual plan (A&SP) and requirements of markets assigned, considering local legal regulations with the aim to ensure the advancement of JTI product in the market. The incumbent, working very closely with brand managers and assistant brand managers, will be primarily responsible for managing product changes, new formats, Limited Edition Pack and New Product Development introductions. In addition, the role holder will be the contact person for R&D, Global supply chain and Marketing & Sales ensuring all product and packaging initiatives are executed with excellence and on time.



What will you do – responsibilities:


  • Execution of NPD projects and initiatives related to product and/or packaging within PLM system
  • Project coordination in collaboration with different stakeholders at all sourcing locations
  • Tracking progress of the projects and providing project’s status to the Line Manager and Market
  • Preparation of preliminary info required for Project Initiation
  • Organizing and leading projects’ kick-off meetings under the responsibility of Project Manager role
  • Managing the end to end New Product Development process ensuring timely execution of all projects
  • Tracing project timelines against plan and ensuring that key stakeholders are aware of any delays and issues
  • Taking responsibility for PLM related questions and providing support to the markets assigned with PLM related issues
  • Organizing and leading projects' kick-off meetings under the responsibility of Project Manager role
  • Tracking information on lead-times for different steps of the process: coordination of layouts development & approval process within AMS (artwork), SKU readiness, toolling availability, NTMs (non tobacco materials) delivery and other project related questions
  • Looking for opportunities to optimize product cost and rationalize
  • Preparation of presentations' and minutes' drafts for NPD meetings .Track and ensure updates to NPD related data - Product Specifications file, Bar-codes, Blends and NTMs cost, etc.



Who are we looking for – requirements:


  • Bachelor/University Degree in Economics, Technology, Statistics or Finance
  • Marketing background would be a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in FMCG, Marketing or project management roles, with proven track record in cross-functional projects
  • Good interpersonal and project management skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to translate messages into written language 
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • Proficient MS Office (Excel and PPT)
  • Power BI (Developer Background) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) are nice to have  



Recruitment process: 

We hope you’ll take interest in the role and we are looking forward to receiving your application!

In the spirit of agility and inclusion we will involve your future peers in the interviewing and decision making process.



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21 Mar 2024

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