Crespellano, Italy





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External Laboratory Lead – 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 External Laboratory Lead you will be part of Decentralized Lab Department for Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna and will be reporting to the Manager Decentralized Labs. The position will be based in Bologna, Italy. In your role you will be responsible for the execution of externalized activities from planning to reporting, in very close collaboration with project team/requestors, the ‘transactional support team’, and the External laboratories. You will also lead the review of the external laboratories used by PMI, to ensure that relevant and appropriate quality of results is reported. You will plan, coordinate and execute communication with key partners, of the analytical review from the External Labs Finally you will also work with PMI Scientists to review External Lab technical methods performance. Specific responsibilities include: • Lead the operational activities according to business calendar, between PMI Product and the External laboratories. Liaise with External Lab Manager, 'transactional support team', requestors and External labs, to execute expected testing in time and quality. • Drive the review of PMI control monitor samples reported from the external laboratory partners and confirm if reports provided are analytically sound. Communicate the monitoring test result review to the external laboratory partners from the monthly monitor review and from the various Inter Lab Correlation (ICT) schemes • Participate in the Quality Review Meetings with the external laboratories as PMI representative for the adherence to analytical performance • Reference person for contact between PMI and the External Laboratories related to testing and reporting queries on results • Monitor the daily/weekly performance of external lab and ensure adherence of performance. Work with the PMI scientists to assist in technical reviews of the External Labs test methods • 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. Requirements & Skills: • Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Life Sciences, Quality or equivalent • Meaningful experience (min. 2-5 years) in testing laboratories within tobacco, food or pharmaceutical industry • Proven knowledge about laboratory quality systems • Experience with service laboratories or CROs, is an advantage • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with various cross-functional partners • Fluent in English • Communication, influencing and management skills • Excellent ability to communicate and collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Interpersonal skills with all levels of employees. Strong problem solving skills and collaboration culture. Able to work in an ever changing environment Recruiter: Rita GHerardi 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.