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Project Manager Technical & Design Development Kinder Surprises

Job Location: ​Alba (CN)

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

We are currently looking for a talented Project Manager Technical & Design Development Kinder Surprises to support our Toy Development Team in Alba (CN).

The candidate will work in a highly dynamic and international environment within Ferrero, with the following responsibilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Development of Kinder Surprise toys starting from creative design proposals initially provided by Marketing (internal creativity or licensed items)
  • Realization of prototypes, managing external 3D modelers following above mentioned input, respecting internal project work flow, safety requirements and defined cost target, internal project follow up and approval flow with dedicated process tool (PLM on SAP)
  • Transformation of 2D design proposal into a Kinder toy without losing its design esthetics and playability but respecting all production, safety and cost related aspects
  • Active contribution to the development, proposing improvements to the design where necessary (function, safety)
  • Involvement of key stakeholders (Marketing, Licensing, Quality, Industrialization), throughout the project development
  • Creation of technical sheets for each item to determine how the item is made (material description, parts design, type of mold) and to check cost (design to cost)
  • Ability to create, work with and respect dedicated timings and monitor the whole process to ensure the achievement of the project goals in time
  • Handling of 3D printed parts printed internally by Stratasys PolyJet 3D printer
  • Create requisitions for goods and services acquired and ensure the completion of the process (SAP)
  • Managing external 3D model – makers
  • Monitor the prototype costs and, if necessary, implement corrective actions.

Who we are looking for:


  • Master Degree in Product Design (or similar)
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the field of design and realization


  • Experience in toy design is a plus
  • Good understanding of plastic injection molding process and plastic material characteristics
  • Good understanding of decoration processes (mainly on plastic parts)
  • Ability to sketch in order to communicate design and design-changes to Marketing and Model Makers
  • Acting proactively with a problem-solving attitude
  • Result oriented and organized in the work process
  • Analytical skills
  • Enjoying working in team
  • Willing to relocate in Italy and in other countries

IT Skills

  • Know – how in 3D construction software such as for example Rhinoceros, Solid Works, Maya, Freeform or similar
  • Good PC command (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with SAP Architecture is considered as a plus


  • Good understanding of English (writing and speaking)
  • Italian proficiency 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand, and ability to cooperate with employees at all levels and great organisational skills on the other, would be key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a part of the team and build good relations with stakeholders at all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment as well as the ability to embed new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become high performer here. 

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Research & Development
Alba (CN)
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