British American Tobacco plc (informally BAT) is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the world’s five largest tobacco companies.
BAT has a market-leading position in over 50 countries and operations in around 180 countries. Its four largest-selling brands are Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Kent and ...
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Maintain product and manufacturing specification on the relevant applicable platform/application.
Monitoring of product performance and quality against specified targets (routine analytical, improvement etc).
Communication of any perceived performance issues to Product Innovation and Improvement Manager & Quality Manager for necessary action with proposals of necessary corrective action. Process to be identified against any approval framework.
Responsible to maintain cigarette specification on SAP. Must ensure manufacturing specification is available to meet production demand.
Coordinate & supervise all activities pertaining to sample manufacture for short trials and CPT/MASQ projects. Coordinate and Plan on time execution of Wrapping Materials and Sample development initiatives with manufacturing and supply chain for approved product development.
Identify and drive process improvement opportunities aiming at improving productivity with no adverse effect on product quality and integrity
Elaborate and communicate BOM requirements to Finance for Company Plan purposes.
Responsible to implement all product and material innovation in accordance with global programs and strategy
Ensure that all additives and materials used for cigarette production in factory are PSC approved. Administer and ensure that PSC and Ingredients Submission Database in Interact are kept updated
Responsible for master data defined in SAP for any new or modified SKU
Manage all activities pertaining to sample manufacture for short trials and CPT/MASQ projects.
Ensures the product specification is always up to date/completed and available for production areas
Ensures that all administrative processes are compliant with the BAT procedures and local legislation
Responsibility ends when first production (for new/modified SKU) has been successfully completed
To establish and maintain effective working relationships across the business. Particular emphasis on working with the SC hub and Brand Marketing; understanding end market brand portfolios, legislative requirements, production capabilities and marketing initiatives.
Work closely with the local Product Team and Regional Product Center to ensure product deliver against customer/consumer expectations
Work closely with the Quality Team, Manufacturing Team (SMD, PMD) and Warehouse Team.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
University / College degree in an applied science-based subject is preferred;
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the tobacco and cigarette making industry or other FMCG experience
Ability to analyse and interpret physical and chemical data for product in relation to their attributes.
An effective team player who can work independently under pressure
Computer literate, equipped with project management experience
Good communication and Interpersonal skills.
Incumbent must have good experience in SAP and management of BAT specifications and Guidelines.
Detailed knowledge of cigarette production materials and how they can be combined or changed to achieve the desired product performance (would be a plus).
Understand the relationship between primary and secondary process with the resultant effect on smoking quality. Knowledge of the effect of tobacco processing on taste and fill value (would be a plus).
Sound knowledge of quality assurance, analytical and sensory evaluation techniques on both leaf and finished product to understand the impact on cigarette design/product performance (would be a plus).