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Job Title:  Management Trainee - Packaging & Material Development

Job Number:  21452

Country: Malaysia

Location: Kuala Lumpur 

Function: Operations 

Level: Non-management 

Grade: NM 

Job Type: Permanent 

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Aspac Svc Centre S.B. (MY51) 

Job Purpose and Key Deliverables:

BAT’s Technical Trainee Programme is a dedicated programme designed to speed up the mastery of Technical Packaging & Development Management techniques and balance this with introductory Business Management skills within a large multinational FMCG company. This fast-track programme will swiftly propel high-performing young talents to key positions within the Asia Pacific Middle East Product Development Centre and you will also be able to groom your leadership capabilities as future leaders of the Company.

In this programme, you will be assigned to rotational placements over a structured period of 18 to 24 months, covering core functions such as Packaging Development, Product Development, Quality, Regulatory, Factory and New Product Introduction.

We look for passionate people who want to do real business and have the potential to be highly motivated by brands, and are enthusiastic, creative and rigorous. We want people who are hungry for success and can work confidently in teams.


Key Accountabilities 

Develop, specify and deliver the end to end Packaging Development activities to the operating companies from conceptual requirement to printed packaging which meets approval of-  specification, in line with the end market’s cycle plan.

- Delivery of the assigned Packaging Development activities against the agreed plan

- Full adherence to the compliance requirements, BAT process and Guidelines

- Use of specification management system (TAO/SAP) and E-Graphics

- Projects are completed within budget, OTIF and within product cost target

Essential Requireme

Essential Requirements 

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor / Masters degree (minimum 3.0 CGPA) in Science related fields such as Chemistry or Materials, or an Engineering degree in Product Design, Material Science , Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Process/Industrial Engineering , Material Technologies etc.
  • Globally Mobile
  • Leadership capabilities and personal confidence
  • Demonstrated awareness of different cultures, and Motivation to perform in a challenging environment
  • Required language(s): Proficiency in English
  • Open for Fresh Graduates or those with 1 to 2 years of working experience.


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Aspac Svc Centre S.B. (MY51)

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