Lausanne, 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 one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future. 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. The Smoke Free Products (SFP) Group is undergoing a critical overhaul as we look to transform into an agile, consumer-centric business that harnesses technological innovation to deliver better, science-backed alternatives to adult smokers around the world. It is only by focusing on our strategic priorities and the right organization, fully enabled to deliver what matters the most for our consumers along their journey toward better alternatives, that we will be able to deliver a smoke-free future. Here, you can make a difference. You can craft the consumer journey, from discovery and acquisition through to conversion and loyalty. And you can watch your efforts lead to meaningful change in the lives of smokers on their way to better alternatives. You’ll develop your skills; collaborating across functions, markets and regions. If you want to make a life-changing impact on consumers, there’s no better place. If you join our Design team, you will have the opportunity to create, initiate, influence, and take a significant part in the way we create our brands strategy visual identities towards our success. We are currently looking for a Manager of Packaging Design to join our design team in Lausanne to be part of this journey of building the future of non-smoke-free brands. As a Manager of Packaging Design, you will be responsible for envisioning, creating, and executing how our brands come to life within the world of packaging. Understanding and translating brand visual language, executing packaging graphic designs from ideation to print development. Working with a cross functional team to bring ideas to life and ensure the design and creative intention is followed throughout the process from ideation development to materialization. During this journey you will be working closely with the design, brand, business, and packaging teams. Some of the key areas we are looking for: • Clear creative vision: Think big ideas and high impact. Demonstrate holistic awareness bridging brand or a product need with the consumer and shopper always in the center. • Strong communicator: Able to translate your visual executions into presentations and take the team through your thinking and executions. Be bold in new areas, pushing the boundaries of design backed by strategic creative thinking. • Enable collaboration: Be an experienced design champion, driving creative visions to cross functional teams encouraging collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to accelerate creative problem solving for our brands and initiatives from ideation to execution in different areas of packaging and visual identity. You will: - Drive conceptualization & define graphic design solutions for packaging that demonstrate best-in class designs that delight and inspire our internal stakeholders and most importantly our consumers. - E2E thinking, driving brand and product needs to life having the shopper and consumer journey in mind, from conceptualization to production with strong experience in packing and printing execution. - Phenomenal communication and influential skills (verbal, written, and visual) demonstrating the ability to lead Vis ID and packaging design conversations and drive decisions ensuring that the team are onboarded and inspired by the brand or product design journey. - Develop and manage outstanding packaging design strategy with joyful out of box experiences (OOBE), supported by graphic execution that bring to life our brand strategy and business objectives, delivering a robust toolbox of solutions for commercial deployment. - Be empathetic and demonstrate strong narrative and storytelling skills bridging our brand business and creative strategies with a holistic consumer-centric design ecosystem. - Strong ability to build trusted relationships within our brand strategy, creative teams and the packaging development team. Manage toolbox publishing, maintenance, end of life/suppression of packaging design solutions. - Co-ordinate design guidelines set up and design versioning principals for effective deployment. - Develop and co-ordinate Design Research testing methodology, and co-ordinate stimuli production. We’re looking for someone with: - Bold portfolio with emphasis on branded/branding content, visual identities, and packaging designs that will be assessed on creative excellence, passion for detail and storytelling. - Senior design and creative experience (+/- 5/8 years). - Excellent Design Advocacy, delivering standard methodology in graphic design and brand design language within the programs. Ensuring right level of design quality is executed. - Experience on working with multi-functional teams and cross-geographical teams. - Visual Creativity: Creative ability to synthesize brief, relevant trends, communicate ideas, building understanding and execute strategic outcomes. - Communication, influence, and negotiation experience across multi-functional teams. - Experience in working with external partners; (agencies, production houses). - Experience working with packaging, print production and printing materials. - Collaboration mindset: team player at heart with ability to actively promote information sharing, one team spirit, and leading by example and showing rather than telling. - Strong knowledge and fluency in Adobe CS (with emphasis in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Microsoft (Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). What we offer: Our success depends on the talented employees 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 deliver a smoke-free future.