Neuchatel, Switzerland





Job ID


Manager Sustainability - Eco-Design and Product Circularity – Neuchatel, Switzerland 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 Manager you will develop, implement and drive cross-functionally the strategy for product sustainability, govern sustainable product design through our innovation and development stage gate processes, support corporate sustainability, consumer, and operations functions via the implementation of sustainable design strategies across PMIs portfolio of Reduced Risk Products. This critical role will be accountable for ensuring that PMI’s 2025 targets for Eco-Design and Circularity are delivered on time and to the highest standards. More specifically, you'll • Lead the product sustainability organization, representing the sustainability agenda in governance forums including new platform/product development, strategy development, communications and innovation management. • Supervise and ensure professional development of the product sustainability team, with direct reports in Switzerland and Hong Kong • Support product developments and cross-functional programs by providing input and expertise to ensure achievement of PMI’s ambitious 2025 targets for product eco-design and circularity. • Through project management, develop and drive the implementation of design practices across various platforms and functional teams, develop governance and monitor progress. Serve as core team member to new programs and ensure sustainability is taken into consideration in new developments • Direct the development/execution of device end of life program strategies including take back, product recycling and circular economy applications, ensuring industry leading practices • Lead programs on Design for Service and Repair and Electronic Eco-Certification in partnership with the electronics development engineering team. • Lead sustainability and product performance assessments (such as life cycle assessments) within the stage gate process and act as SME on all aspects of design to product and consumer teams. Design and drive new strategies for product assessment which combine technical need, timeliness and cost advantages • Be PMI external representative for product sustainability partnerships and engagements including industry forums on circularity, take back, and product design • Ensure compliance to policies, technical standards, norms and laws related to Smoke-Free Device and all activities executed as defined by the company QMS • Lead internal project members, external consultants and vendors when applicable, to ensure project scopes, budgets, schedules and timelines are ensured from project initiation until closure • Act as specialist in the design, control or/and implementation of complex product and process quality practices where few known precedents exist, as well as apply engineering solutions. Who we’re looking for • Advanced degree (Master’s) in Sustainability, Environment Science/Engineering or similar field required. • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with experience managing, developing and empowering a team • Substantial sustainability experience (10+ years) in electronics and/or consumer goods design and development, as well as sound working knowledge of sustainable design methodologies and implementation • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in electronics recycling operations, and ability to drive recycling innovation forward with external partners. • Demonstrated expertise in project management, people management, external engagement, as well as sustainability strategy, development, communications, evaluations and measurement (Life Cycle Assessment, Circular Economy, ISO Standards) • Strong executive presence with the ability to communicate across the organization and to senior management, considering different levels of expertise and the audience • Demonstrated ability to work well in a highly cross-functional, PBO based organization, with ability to lead others through influence • Knowledge of the full spectrum of sustainability issues including supply chain, manufacturing, external communications (stakeholder and consumer), ESG reporting, social practices, sustainable procurement, etc. and ability to identify and leverage on interlocks between the various sustainability teams within PMI. • 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. #LIJobs