Neuchatel, Switzerland





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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. With huge change, comes huge opportunity! So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in R&D that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. R&D is the driving force for our bold new vision: to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life! You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free future, your work could change the lives of a billion smokers. Your 'day to day' As a Principal Scientist in the Innovation Management Team, you will identify and execute with external partners an integrated portfolio of innovation and initiative in order to deliver new proof of concept proposition in area of priorities defined jointly with the Consumer Department. Furthermore, you will build and leverage a network of senior experts and partners in the area of focus and foster exchanges among them. More specifically, you will : • Define priority areas with key partners. • Apply cross-functional innovation methodologies to identify and scope new opportunity in a broad range of technologies. • Identify and establish a portfolio of external innovation initiative and partnerships and drive them to Proof of Concept. • Build business cases and act as Subject Matter Expert during the establishment of partnering framework. • Build network of senior experts and partners in the area of focus, foster exchanges among them • Actively manage strategic external collaboration including frequent visit and prolonged onsite assignment in consultation with internal and external Subject Matter Expert. • Contribute to build knowledge management maps and generate new innovation leads across a broad range of focus areas. • Act as Technical lead in cross-functional tech transfer projects to ensure integration of technology into PMI portfolios of calendar initiatives. Who we're looking for • University degree in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science. A PhD would be an asset. • Strong experience in driving science based innovation. • Ability to leverage global network to feed and deliver innovative solution for electronic products. • Eager to translate innovation into commercial products. • Experience in a startup environment would be a plus. • Highly creative while keeping pragmatism • Fast learner, entrepreneur, autonomous with a positive mindset. Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization • Proficient in English, both written and spoken What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers