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 Senior Taste Designer, you will apply technical expertise in flavors and blends to drive and support the development of a sensorially superior taste portfolio addressing existing and future consumer needs. In addition, you will leverage on internal processes and tools to support overall strategy and ensure proper adherence to product regulations, internal PMI standards, principles and practices of all taste portfolio components and new taste component pipeline. More specifically, you will: • Identify and explore relevant existing and potential sensorial experience opportunities and technologies from consumer needs to develop an effective long term taste portfolio pipeline. • Visualize, communicate and manage taste strategies ensuring alignment with Commercial, Human Centric Marketing & Insight & Behavioral research teams, DUX and PPD partners. • Deliver clear product briefs supporting consumer's need rational to component designers ensuring a lean, sustainable and compliant component toolbox. • Support products & processes readiness for commercialization to enhance taste performance up to first production and facilitate communication with deployment functions for portfolio expansion. • Explore, identify & implement existing or emerging sensory technologies to expand product communication capabilities & understanding. • Ensure global understanding of the taste portfolio positioning and strategy in order to identify and implement cross category synergies to increase utilization of component toolbox. • Support & facilitate optimal decision making with internal/external partners toward an innovative, cost effective, compliant and sustainable taste bundles portfolio. • Participate in subjective evaluations as required by area of expertise. Who we're looking for: • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Food Technology, Science, Chemistry or related scientific field. • 8 to 10 years of experience in a similar position in tobacco, food, beverages or related fields. • Confirmed experience in Sensory and Product evaluation. • Consumer focused personality with the ability to translate sensory insights to identify business opportunities for new or improved product propositions. • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirement. • Confirmed ability to work on product development projects using Design Control Methodologies and project management skills to handle multiple assignments simultaneously within cross-functional teams. • Proficiency in English (both written and oral). *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.