Bologna, Italy





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Senior Substrates Engineering Lead 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 Operations function, thanks to its global scale and work towards innovation, is playing a meaningful role in PMI’s business transformation. Our mission is to produce and deliver products to our markets and into the hands of our consumers in a sustainable way! Operations is at the center of a powerful triangle of deep consumer connection, product innovation and executional excellence. Our NXT Primary team is a collection of skilled and dedicated engineers striving to make a step change in substrates processing for PMI’s Heat-Not-Burn platform. Working in close collaboration with other Engineering Solutions, Manufacturing & Product/R&D functions. We are looking for someone who is not afraid of challenging the status quo, value diversity and inclusion, enjoys fun and is ready to ride the innovation rollercoaster. Your ‘day to day’ Lead process/technology development and industrialization projects aiming at driving loss elimination and/or capacity expansion. Build early-stage manufacturing concept. Anticipate and address possible impact to manufacturing performance at early stages in the industrialization of new technologies. Assess technology business case though deep understanding of benefits and associated investment. Specify processing equipment based on product requirements & targeted performance, be accountable for the equipment detailed design & manufacturing phases with OEMs and contribute to qualification (FAT, CAT, IOQ, PQ) & validation activities together with the factory/affiliate. Scout, assess and select processing technologies based on their ability to bring a step change in heat-not-burn substrates processing. Scout, assess and select OEMs based on their ability to deliver on the equipment specifications. Be an enabler to process & product de-risking activities together with other relevant functions by coordinating OEMs with prototyping leads. Perform process characterization activities and lead related FMEAs for integration into overall Quality Control Strategy. Manage key stakeholders, manage risks, issues and changes related to the project. We're looking for someone who: Has solid knowledge and experience in engineering/manufacturing, preferably in the tobacco, food or pharmaceutical industry. Solid technical experience in process development and knowledgeable about one or more of the following technologies: raw materials infeed, grinding, mixing, drying and/or forming. Proven track record in equipment specification, design reviews and qualification processes. Skilled and experienced in leading complex projects, from process development to industrialization, including equipment design, testing, acceptance and qualification. Strong influencing and interpersonal skills. Able to develop professional relationships. University degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or similar fields, advanced degree is a plus. Minimum 7 years of professional experience in engineering in R&D and/or manufacturing environment 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 do things differently, 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 create a smoke free future #LI-Hybrid