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. 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. To know more about PMI and why it is a great place to work, check out the following link: Disclaimer: This opening is for talent pipelining. If you recognize yourself in the description below and you are curious to better understand our vision, do not hesitate to apply. We will contact you if you are meeting the criteria. Your 'day to day' As a Principal Flavorist or Principal Blender you will provide scientific and technical direction for highly complex initiatives/projects for the successful execution of PMI global initiative and business objectives. More specifically, you will: • Lead the development of multiple projects and teams across multiple disciplines to ensure the scope and objectives of projects are achieved and are successfully closed according to the defined timeline with all costs managed within the assigned budget. • Apply scientific principles, techniques, and practices to develop and assess new product features and concepts. • Participate in subjective evaluation as required by area of expertise. • Initiate and drive discussions with senior management to fully understand the global business issues/needs and make proposals for using internal/external technical resources to enhance/meet the business needs of or company through improved/new technical developments. • Develop the technical and professional staff of PMI through the improvement of their scientific and technical capabilities and develop their expertise for conducting effective problem solving and facility assessments, qualifications and studies appropriate to enhancing global productivity and product quality across PMI affiliates. • Ensure that knowledge management is performed via data compilation, review and storage in line with Company, FDA or any other equivalent accreditation authority requirements. Who we're looking for: • University degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent. • 10+ years of experience in a similar position within tobacco, flavor or food industry. • In-depth scientific & technical knowledge along with a broad understanding of business strategies. • Experience in leading cross-functional project with the ability to direct and empower others. • Fluent in English both written and spoken. * This job requires tasting and profiling the blend & flavor systems in the finished products and therefore is intended only for individuals who are smokers and/or users of smoke-free products, e-cigarettes, or other smokeless tobacco products. What we offer Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here 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 a smoke-free future.