Posted on 2022-05-04

Manager, Product Industrial Design

Philip Morris International

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.

'Consumer Life Sciences' is a completely new part of our business, built to pioneer new products as we strive to build our smoke-free future. We're PMI's connection with customers, turning our understanding of different markets and customer motivations into effective marketing and commercial strategy. We're driving forward our revolution.

If your skills are in business management, economics or marketing, there's no better place to work right now. We have the resources and the people power to succeed. Our culture is creative, collaborative, flexible and dynamic, with a refreshing lack of hierarchy. If you're adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity, you'll find so much freedom here to craft your future and endless opportunities to develop.

You will be employed in Hong Kong under Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL). PMAL operates as a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, Inc. You will support the Smoke-Free Products at electronic Product Development Center (ePDC) in Hong Kong. As an industrial design expert, you will drive through outstanding innovations, design quality and execution on our device programs.

In this position you will work closely with the Design stream lead, Physical ID team and product group ensuring strong brand design experiences across the full product design stream for both device and accessories in a hands-on approach balancing leading projects & explorations.

You will:
. Establish consumer centric product design strategy, creative direction across key programs
. Collaborate with cross functions to ensure the integrity of the design intent, ensure high-quality industrial design, CMF & UI output and deliver on required timeline and scope.
. Support product design conceptualisation, iterative methodology, & coordination based on LAU/LAS insights, design trends and NPS to identify product design opportunities that ultimately driving best-in class innovative design solutions to sophisticated design, proposition and brand issues.
. Communicate design vision across project teams and with both internal and external stakeholders.
. Develop product design directions, strategies, prototypes, and visuals in partnership with internal and external Industrial Design teams.
. Implement and lead innovative design directions for product design, CMF and UI throughout the design exploration and development stages project team members.
. Provide industrial design, CMF & UI expertise to cross-functions and suppliers from device concept to production readiness.
. Ensure design concept desirability from a consumer perspective and feasibility from a technology, production and efficient point of view in the design process with close collaboration with the Entrepreneurs, Brand and Development team on-site or at key suppliers for increased speed to market.
. Partner with Insights team in validation of design directions through visual renderings/ 3D prints/ artwork/ material samples/ design mock-ups/ prototypes gaining relevant consumer insights via qualitative or quantitative testing.
. Align and drive existing and defining new (general) interface, interaction and usability principles of design solutions.
. Team up with Design stream lead and cross functional teams on the design creative strategy, sustainability and CMF strategies connecting lifestyle trends with material technologies and defined product concepts, researching on innovative sustainable materials and processes, encourage and articulate meaningful application.

We're looking for someone with:
. BA/BS and/or MA/MS in a relevant design field.
. Relevant industrial/product design experience (corporate / consultancy).
. Strong Design Advocacy, delivering standard methodology in design within the programs. Ensuring right level of design quality is performed.
. You have a comprehensive understanding of design expertise across design subject with a strong background in industrial design, colour material finishing and user interaction design.
. Experience working with accessories and soft goods would be advantageous.
. Good communicator (verbal, written, and visual) who has the ability to influence and build consensus both within a program teams and design team.
. Collaboration mindset: Strong teammate with ability to proactively promote information sharing, one team spirit, and leading by example and showing rather than telling.
. Excellent sense of form, use of colour and breadth of creative expression with an affinity for how things are made, an eye for detail, and a passion for quality from concept to execution with strong understanding of materials and processes beyond plastic and injection moulding.

What we offer

Our success depends on the talented employees who come to work at PMI 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 and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
. Take pride in delivering our promise to society. To deliver a smoke-free future

Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in over 180 markets. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a better choice than continuing to smoke. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. For more information, see our PMI ( ) website. Our priority is to attract, support and keep with us diverse and unique individuals. Our global workforce of more than 71,000 people is one of our greatest strengths and the key to our success as a company. Our employees speak more than 80 languages and come from all corners of the world. PMI has been certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year. Representing 3 regional certifications: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in recognition of the high standards of excellence in our working environment and the exceptional development opportunities we offer

PMI is an equal opportunity employer
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Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree