Neuchatel, Switzerland


Life Sciences



Job ID


Manager Scientific & Medical Affairs – Product Science – Neuchatel, Switzerland 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 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 ‘day to day As a Manager Scientific & Medical Affairs – Product Science, you will be part of the Scientific & Medical Affairs (SMA) team in Life Sciences leading the alignment and consolidation of product characteristics and science substantiating PMI’s smoke-free products for the purpose of feeding other business functions and external engagements with relevant scientific narratives and product information. More specifically, you'll • Ensure strategic liaison with product development. o Serve as liaison between product development & innovation activities and Life Sciences as well as other business functions where consolidated product information and science is required. o Represent Scientific & Medical Affairs in Life Sciences smoke free product core team meetings and be the key contact point in SMA for product information and science matters. o Ensure that SMA is a key partner in product calendar projects throughout the product development lifecycle. • Be the scientific lead of the development of engagement materials for smoke-free products. o Consolidate product related information and science for relevant SMA led projects, scientific engagement, external affairs (fiscal and regulatory), and litigation projects. o Develop strategic briefs on consolidated product information and science for external communication. • Lead strategic alignment of product science activities with global strategic projects. o Ensure alignment of product development led activities with global strategy, initiatives, and directions, by cross-functional collaborations between Product, Life Sciences, External Affairs, Legal, Global communications, and commercial. • Support consumer-facing message substantiation with consolidated product science. o Create substantiation documentation for product related statements used for consumer-facing communication. • Lead the development of product science related SMA strategy. o Develop product science related SMA strategy for calendar projects to ensure that SMA activities are integrated parts of the BLAST process. • Communicate product science. o Communicate product science at both internal trainings on smoke-free products, as well as externally, including Key Scientific Opinion Leaders (KSOLs), regulatory and fiscal authorities, policy decision makers, and media. • Contribute to strategic scientific studies on smoke-free products. o Lead and coordinate strategic scientific studies with the goal to generate scientific evidence to further support product value proposition. Ensure that strategic scientific studies carried out serve cross-functional needs (Legal, external affairs, engagement, communication). Who we’re looking for • MSc and PhD in the field of physics, chemistry, or engineering • Substantial experience in product design and development of consumer goods (preferable in the area of nicotine delivery technologies), and in consolidation and communication of science and product information for various audiences and purposes. • Knowledge of fundamental principles behind smoke-free product science, aerosolization, and inhalation technologies, as well as of technologies related to oral nicotine delivery. • Strong communication and relationship management skills • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint • Fluent in written and spoken English. What we offer Our success depends on the people 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: a smoke-free future. #LIJobs