Sr Scientist, Product Data Management

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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 31636

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC.  This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004).

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

The Product Data Management Senior Scientist leads and manages the creation of product and packaging specifications, bill of materials, and master data required to develop and commercialize products consistent with RAI’s Growth, Innovation, and Harm Reduction Platforms. The Senior Scientist will lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously while collaborating across many functions including Product Development, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Brand Planning, Marketing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Finance to achieve strategic objectives.


Principal responsibilities and duties:

• Lead project management activities, drive requirements gathering, and ensure data, system and process needs are met to achieve project timelines.
• Create and maintain manufacturing specifications, system configuration, and relevant data in corporate computer systems including purchased materials, semi-finished assemblies, and finished assemblies.
• Manage business process data required for planning, procurement, manufacture, shipment, and sale 
of direct materials, semi-finished and finished products.
• Collaborate cross functionally to translate technical requirements into commercial specifications, recipes, and bill of materials while ensuring data is accurate, complete, and approved.
• Refine and develop internal business processes and systems to ensure manufacturing and regulatory reporting, compliance and validation requirements are achieved in the implementation of new products and maintenance of existing products.



• Relevant degree in business, supply chain management, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science or other technical discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.
• The candidate should demonstrate:
• Detailed knowledge of manufacturing and business processes associated with the production of consumer goods
• The ability to interpret technical information for the development of material specifications, bills of material, and system design
• Project management leadership skills with the ability to manage resources and multiple projects simultaneously within project time fences
• Ability to remain focused and efficient while adapting to changing priorities
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Proven ability to apply complex problem solving and critical thinking skills
• The ability to work seamlessly in a team environment and independently in areas of expertise
• Highly proficient in the use of computer systems and programs including Microsoft Office (Excel)



•  Detailed working knowledge of SAP and/or Siemens Interspec software
•  Experience in a FDA regulated consumer goods manufacturing company

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at

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