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. We’re also exploring new categories, looking beyond nicotine to develop a new portfolio of innovative products. 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 and beyond nicotine future, your work could change the lives of millions. Your 'day to day' As a Senior Scientist you will be a part of Consumable and Process Technology group, accountable for the development of the new products and the integration of its various components such as consumable, device and materials. You will also be accountable for continuous improvements of performance of existing products with focus on technical solutions according to performance, design and manufacturability constraints. In close collaboration with the internal and external stakeholders you will define and characterize product and material requirements through prototyping and experimentations. In addition, you will build knowledge on the critical attributes and participate in product industrialization. Furthermore, you will continuously look for opportunities to improve the performance of the product and materials, working towards PMI productivity and sustainability targets. More specifically, you will: • Manage research and product development activities • Plan and execute the development activities, collect and provide evidence and data regarding product performance by designing experimental plans using “Design of Experiment (DoE)” principles and coordinate their execution by providing clear instruction to internal and external partners. • Perform thorough risk assessment to support the industrialization of new product and materials from laboratory to commercial scale. • Ensure the creation of design documents and reports, ensure that the supporting data are generated and consolidated and reviewed in line with scientific best practices. • Prepare and present clear recommendations to the stakeholder and management for decisions and further research and development stages • Ensure compliance with quality and regulatory requirements, and company policies to follow an effective and continuous product development process. • Identify and define technical requirements to establish partnership with external suppliers / services to support the development. • Apply company IP strategies for new product design and materials. Who we're looking for: • Master’s Degree or PhD in chemistry, engineering, material science or equivalent. • Proven relevant experience in research and development within tobacco, food or pharmaceutical industry • Demonstrated knowledge about various manufacturing materials processes (polymers, papers, metal) is an advantage. • Proven track record in problem solving, team collaboration in cross-functional projects and executing complex design of experiments supported by statistical data processing • You are creative, always looking for solutions and opportunities, ready to take a challenge. • You are experienced and used to work independently, with low supervision, not afraid to take decisions and responsibility. • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with various stakeholders • Fluent in English, French is an asset 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. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer As with many countries, Switzerland has immigration restrictions which will impact the possibility for non-nationals to work in the country. Profiles required for this position may not being specific enough to justify the recruitment of a person outside of Switzerland or countries having agreed upon free movement with Switzerland, please note that in this case a valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25 EFTA citizenship is required to apply for this position.