Albarraque, Portugal





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Meet PMI Tabaqueira, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI) in Portugal, is the largest tobacco company nationwide, and one of the largest companies in the country. Located in Albarraque, in the municipality of Sintra, our factory is one of the largest PMI production centers in the European Union and also one of the top ten national exporting companies, producing for more than 25 countries. In addition to being one of the largest PMI production centers in the European Union, and home to Centres of Excellence, providing services and support to all PMI factories and other subsidiaries in the region in cross-cutting areas of competence, Tabaqueira is also home to PMI LEAF, which supports good agricultural practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2018 the Portuguese Association of Business Ethics awarded Tabaqueira for good sustainability practices and for chipping in to the pursuit of health and well-being improvements. In early 2019 our plant was also the first in Portugal and the first of Philip Morris International's European affiliates to be certified by the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard, which recognises the company's best practices in environmentally sustainable water use. Our People But what best defines Tabaqueira is the people, their experience, competence and professionalism, their motivation, ability to adapt and flexibility and the constant search for new objectives, according to the Global strategy. Working at Tabaqueira Is to be part of a leading company and to work in a dynamic and truly international environment. Are you willing for phenomenal challenges? This is your opportunity! Come and join us! Purpose • Provide a full Quality support and expertise to manufacturing teams and other departments and initiate corrective and preventive action to achieve a high level of Quality Material, Product and Process. • Act as the process guide/qualifier/coach in problem solving and on floor troubleshooting. Update and create procedures and work instructions to define, improve and/or to standardize Quality related activities. • Ensure that intermediate and finished product non-conformities are handled and related corrective & preventive actions held. • Consistently apply OPEN+ systems and tools. • Ensure standards are respected along manufacturing process. You will be responsible for: • Adhere to all Environment, and Health, Safety, and Security (QEHS&S) rules, policies, and practices by applying and ensuring workplace and other employee in compliance with norms by local regulation. • Support production teams by providing Quality guidance on FG & SFG quality related topics. Support and/or lead investigation of Quality Incidents, leveraging on OPEN+ problem solving tools. Ensure that product non-conformity and related NC-CAPA processes are handled to ensure that quality improvement opportunities are identified, prioritized and action plans implemented. • Provide first level support to Manufacturing related to material issues (troubleshooting, laboratory tests, among others) until mitigation and communicate to related parties, accordingly, improving DIMs performance and its impact on product quality, machines efficiency and production costs. • Ensure that quality practices/requirements are shared and deployed on the floor by transferring knowledge and driving training to stakeholders on new processes, requirements, methods, or guidelines. Support the development of the Q Champions and Equipment Owners through Quality trainings. • Ensure strong partnership with internal/external stakeholders focusing on collaboration and information exchange to ensure excellent quality and Compliance with PMI requirements, standardization, and continuous improvement. • Propose and follow-up quality improvement ideas in production or other processes in Operations. Analyze the information and participate in projects with influence on product or material quality. • Achieve qualifications as per business requirements in full and in time. Who we’re looking for • Master degree in Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or relevant skills through validated experience and skills. • Preferably 1-2 years’ experience in production, quality or relevant skills through demonstrated experience. • Ability to work in 3 shifts. • Action oriented, analytical/problem solving skills, interpersonal skills and learning on the fly • Well-developed skills in Office and other data systems. • Knowledge on Quality tools and root cause analysis. Ability to transform data into information (reporting skills). • Fluent in Portuguese, and knowledge in English • EU work permit What we offer • Permanent contract with competitive salary; • Life and Health insurance; • Pension Plan • Education Allowance • Canteen Our success depends on the people who come to work every day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to shape your future and ours. We’ll empower you to try new things, 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.