Neuchatel, Switzerland





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Manager Planning & WOW – 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 Planning & WOW you will supervise the WOW to be implemented, within the new organization at PMI Product, dedicated to support all projects. More specifically, you'll • Be Product Functions process owner of the development stage gate process (BLAST) • Work closely with Product functions PMO project managers defining standardized Ways of Working (WoW) and drive improvements of process tools, systems, reporting and governance • Coordinate cross-functionally demand and prioritization to ensure budget and resources are in place • Drive, pioneer and lead highly complex and strategic projects ensuring those are completed in a timely fashion, within the defined scope • Supervise multicultural and cross-functional project teams, as well as internal and external resources for the activities of each project. • Ensure data quality, focused governance, documentation and knowledge management, to increase performance and reducing failure risk • Act as a change agent to ensure the organization and project teams follow PBO principles. Identify improvement opportunities enhancing efficiency, planning time, workload and lead best-practice sharing between PMO functions. • Be part of Product Management Office and Product Category Management teams to drive strategies, reporting and cost management • Improve and influence the ways of working, foster a collaborative culture to influence positive e-NPS within Product organization and PMI Who we’re looking for • Master’s Degree, preferably in a technical or scientific academic field; MBA is an advantage • Substantial experience with innovation processes and project management within international companies; project management certification (PMP) is a plus • Confirmed experience in end to end, flexible and customer driven process improvement, in a business environment, collaborating cross-functionally • Demonstrate leadership abilities, supervising large teams and complex projects. Strong problem and conflicts solving skills, can-do attitude, attention to details/planning to prioritize and complete result on time, ensuring quality, in a fast paced environment • Sound communication, presentation, influencing skills to lead stakeholders with different seniority in the organization, including senior management • 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