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 with the power to deliver a smoke-free future. 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. Ultimately, by delivering our smoke-free and beyond nicotine future, your work could change the lives of millions. To know more about PMI and why it is a great place to work, check out the following link: Your 'day to day' As an Engineer you will be a part of the Consumable and Process Technology group, accountable for the development of new products as well as new components and materials for different types of smoke-free products. You will become part of a flexible team located in the R&D Center in Neuchatel, Switzerland. You will be reporting directly to the Manager Consumable Development, who is based in the R&D Center in Switzerland. You will be involved in various projects and activities, asked to develop new materials and product functionalities, solve various scientific and technical challenges, find solutions and improve the quality and performance of our products. You will have to use your creativity and resourcefulness to find solutions as much as you can. You will work in a team, but also manage your own projects, and also support others by sharing your knowledge and experiences. You will have freedom to prioritize your work with full accountability for the results. We expect you to take ownership and responsibility in everything you do and accomplish your goals and targets in an efficient and timely way. More specifically, you will • Work on the development of new materials and product components for our smoke-free products • Plan, coordinate and implement various development activities, collect and analyze data, understand the interactions between various factors and parameters and propose a way forward in order to reach your goals • Prepare your trial and experimental reports, consolidate the data, and apply the highest scientific standards to your work • As your solutions are getting developed, you will have the chance to support the industrialization and be part of the activities to bring new products and materials from development to large-scale manufacturing. One day you will be in the lab experimenting and the next day you may be watching one of your developments being used by the consumers. • Interact frequently with your colleagues and partners inside PMI but also with external partners and suppliers, sharing new ideas and finding solutions • Guide and advise your partners during the development to achieve results and balance priorities • Scout and identify new technological and product design opportunities, talk to potential new partners and suppliers and, in general, be up to date with the latest technologies and trends • As a subject matter expert, you will interact and connect with different levels of management within PMI, share your work, give status updates and provide recommendations • In everything that you do, compliance, quality and regulatory requirements are to be respected and ensured • Apply company IP strategies for new product designs and materials. Your ideas will be safeguarded and you will become an inventor. Who we’re looking for • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science, Physics or equivalent • Meaningful and proven experience in research and material development is a plus • Someone with a creative mindset, pragmatic, always looking for solutions and opportunities to improve and develop our products, ready to take a challenge, never give up • A person that is curious, exploring, agile, and not late to take the lead, proposing new insights and solutions • A person that can work independently with low supervision, not afraid to take their own decisions and responsibility • A person willing to learn, explore and try without being afraid to do things differently and sometimes fail • Highly developed communication skills, both verbally and in writing • Ability to solve problems, think outside of the box when needed but also capable of understanding the context and sometimes see the big picture • Familiarity with tobacco, food or pharmaceutical industry or regulated environment is a plus • Team collaboration in cross-functional projects and implementing sophisticated design of experiments supported by statistical data processing would be appreciated • Proficiency in English both in writing and speaking and French is good to have What we offer Our success depends on the people of all genders 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. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer