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 us and why we are a great place to work, check out the following link: Your 'day to day' As a Senior Engineer Product & Technology Intelligence, your focus will be to ensure the protection of PMI products and technologies. You will also oversee the growth and maintenance of the various RRP/ Life Sciences/ Conventional and other patent portfolios. More specifically, you will • Actively define and implement a product and technology protection strategy • Catalyze the generation, identification and capturing of potential inventions, assess and value them, e.g. by scoring process, and recommend the protection mode • Drive the timely preparation and filing of invention disclosures with IP Law to meet relevant development timelines • Provide technical directions for the drafting and prosecution of patent applications to IP Law, ensuring accurate scope of the protection of the Smoke Free Products and other valuable inventions. Seek opportunities for identifying and capturing new inventions to broaden the protection scope. • Ensure visibility and productive planning to overcome third party patent obstacles as identified by IP Law, including coordinating and driving design-arounds and instructing technical teams on the path forward • Regularly report out monthly highlights and quarterly updates, giving insight into the Protection Coverage of the internal IP Portfolio Who we are looking for • Master’s degree or PhD in relevant subject: a driven and energetic engineer or scientist in a field that has substantial relevancy for the PMI Reduced Risk Product portfolio • Demonstrable experience in engineering / science fields, Intellectual Property, Technology Management and Manufacturing Design, Creativity and Innovation Management in a multinational environment • Ability to work in multi-functional and cross-cultural teams, know to deliver, to build bridges with various partners and know to communicate effectively • Capability to deal with ambiguity, sound judgement and diplomacy when delivering sophisticated and multifaceted messages • Fluency in English. Having knowledge of other languages is a plus. 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