Crespellano, Italy





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Lead QA Lab Footprint – Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna 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. Wherever you join our crucial 47,000-strong Operations team, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact. PMI’s shift from selling cigarettes to our new smoke-free products has changed the way we work. New products bring new challenges – in the way we source and buy raw materials, in the way we engineer and manufacture, and in our supply chain planning. Your ‘day to day’: As Lead QA Lab Footprint you will be part of our Product Organization and will be reporting to the Manager Laboratory Governance. The position will be based in Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna S.p.A (Bologna – Italy). In your role, you will lead global PMI laboratory Footprint by developing and maintaining methodology, systems and advanced digital tools. You will be the main point of contact for the establishment and maintenance of a reliable global laboratory footprint strategy through appropriate study and implementation tracking. Covering this position, you will rapidly gain an understanding of the overall business priorities, continuously monitoring the evolution of business calendars to proactively identify laboratory footprint opportunities. You will be responsible to develop a PMI Laboratory Footprint related network of experts and lead global laboratory footprint study through concerned functions or groups involved and constantly seeks to understand stakeholders' goals, priorities and concerns. Finally, you will also have a close collaboration with any forecasting functions within the department to support on the capability front while considering any challenge related to capacity (forecasting). Your Responsibilities: • Develop and maintain relevant methodology and implement advanced digital system/tools necessary to optimize PMI laboratory footprint including structured sourcing methodology. Proposed methodology should allow applicability in different field, repeatability of execution, scenario simulation capability and representative costing principles. • Establish a network of stakeholders for Footprint and sourcing study and collaborate with key stakeholders to monitor business calendar and identify lab footprint opportunities. Lead processes, methodologies, systems and tools. • Develop Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) for internal PMI testing laboratories and actively collaborate with key stakeholders in the establisment of such BCPs that both capability and capacity plans are addressed. A strong interaction and collaboration with forecasting functions is expected. • Support and advice management on laboratory's global footprint decisions, proactively address opportunities and risks. Prioritize projects in terms of potential exposure and benefits. Develops comprehensive and sound recommendations which effectively synthesize overall key conclusions. Track and report progress and achievements. • Carry out all of the activities ensuring that PMI Compliance Policies, standards, and laws relating to these activities are fully respected, integrated and understood by stakeholders, and implement adequate processes to ensure the protection of information of a confidential nature. Who we’re looking for: • University degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Quality or equivalent • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ overall experience in laboratories’ areas • Experience in development and implementation of footprint strategies • Good understanding on PMI operations with experience/expertise in costing or accounting principles • Excellent project management experience • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Very Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and good experience in digital tools and/or applications • Effective communicator, action driven, results oriented and able to deal with ambiguity, able to show managerial courage • Fluent in English, both written and spoken Recruiter: Gherardi Rita Employment Type: Permanent Relocation package offered 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 Manufacturing & Technology Bologna (PM MTB): PM MTB is Philip Morris International’s Center of excellence, worldwide recognized for prototyping, mass-volume production and employees’ training on smoke-free products. PM MTB employs more than 1000 employees and its production site of Crespellano is one of the most advanced manufacturing venues in Italy for technology innovation, competencies development and talent recognition. In 2019, Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna has been awarded as Top Employer for the sixth year in a row. In the same year, was also granted the Equal Salary Certification certificate by the homonymous foundation to certify that men and women are paid equally for equivalent work. Bring us your curiosity and a desire to challenge the everyday and we’ll give you lots of responsibility. You’ll help us improve, inject innovation and create new ways of working. You’ll be solving supply chain problems that span the whole world: a smoke-free world.