Hong Kong, Hong Kong





Job ID


Principal Engineer - Innovation Management, Hong Kong 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’ You will be employed in Hong Kong under Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL). PMAL operates as a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, Inc. for the Smoke-Free Products at electronic hub (eHUB). You are responsible to identify and execute with external partners an integrated portfolio of innovation initiatives to deliver new proof of concept propositions in area of priorities defined jointly with consumer.  • Define priority areas with key stakeholders. • Apply cross-functional innovation methodologies to identify and scope new opportunities in a broad range of technologies. • Identify and establish a portfolio of external innovation initiatives and partnerships and drive them to proof of concept. • Build business cases and act as the subject matter expert (SME) during the establishment of partnering framework. • Actively manage strategic external partnerships including frequent visits or/and prolonged onsite assignments in consultation with internal and external SME. • Build a network of senior experts and partners in the area of focus, foster exchanges amongst them  • 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 the PMI portfolio of calendar initiatives. Who we’re looking for • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/ Electronic-related discipline.   • Significant experience (15 years+) in driving science-based innovation • Experience in startups environment would be a plus • Ability to leverage the Asian network to feed and deliver innovative solution for electronic products • Eagerness to translate innovation into commercial products • A collaborative mindset is a must • Ability to deal with ambiguities • Entrepreneurial, autonomous, positive and fast-learner • Highly creative while keeping pragmatism • Passionate about electronic technologies 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. Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a better choice than continuing to smoke. The smoke-free product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. Our priority is to attract, support and keep with them diverse and unique individuals. Our global workforce of more than 73,500 people is one of their greatest strengths and the key to their success as a company. Our employees speak more than 80 languages and come from all corners of the world. PMI has been certified as a “Global Top Employer” for the fifth consecutive year. Representing 3 regional certifications: Europe, the Middle East, Africa; in recognition of the high standards of excellence in the working environment and the exceptional development opportunities we offer. #LIJobs