Título del trabajo: Manager External Affairs CR & NI

Compañía: Philip Morris International

Descripción de funciones: 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.

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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.

Corporate Communications is a growing team, full of fresh opportunities. Our smoke-free transformation is completely changing the way we engage. We have stakeholders to talk to and brave new messages to share. We need talented people who are also excited by our sense of purpose to help expand our influence – on the media, legislators, health professionals, national governments and public policy-makers.

As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal affairs and illicit trade to sustainability and public health legislation. Join us and use your relationship-building skills for good: to deliver a smoke-free future.

The purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation of an integrated regulatory, fiscal, scientific engagement, sustainability, political and stakeholder engagement strategy, intended to eliminate unfair competition, build and strengthen stakeholder alliances, increase awareness, understanding and support to SPF, and support the business long term stability and profitability. Engage and have a good relationship with authorities from the Executive and Legislative branches, key opinion leaders, chambers, associations and media to avoid unreasonable regulation that may affect the company’s interests. All, while building the right political environment and societal support for the introduction and/or expansion of SFPs in Costa Rica & Nicaragua.

Your ‘day to day’

  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with members of the Congress, political parties, Government bodies and local political authorities to open /strengthen communication channels and transparent relationships between PMI and key decision makers.
  • Develop and execute fiscal strategies to reduce/stop illicit trade and to avoid untechnical tax increases. Position the contraband issue and its consequences in the public debate with the support of other sectors that have similar issues.
  • Develop and execute regulatory strategies to seek the recognition and implementation of differentiated regulation for RRPs. Monitor political and regulatory trends in the Legislative and administrative bodies, to identify opportunities and threats, in order to shape a more stable and predictable future for the business.
  • Overlook and support the execution of external communications strategies to create awareness of illicit trade and its consequences, and to build social debate on harm reduction and generate discussions on the characteristics of RRP’s, among key external stakeholders (authorities, media and medical community).
  • Lead all efforts intended to raise the profile of our company within Chambers, Associations and other relevant stakeholdes, in order to build the right environment and support for: i) the introduction/expansion of RRPs, ii) the reduction of contraband incidence in the country, and iii) to become a relevant player for all discussions around sustainability in its broader sense.
  • Coordinate action between local management team, EA cluster team and EA regional team, in order to drive EA efforts to the consecution of the business strategies. Provide regular and ad hoc reports to Management on regulatory, fiscal and ITP developments.
  • Define and manage the EA budget in order to ensure best use of resources for planned activities.
  • Manage all External Affairs consultants to ensure their contribution to overall objectives, strategies, and activities, while ensuring that all activities are in compliance with PMI Policies and Practices.

Who we’re looking for

  • Degree in Law, Economics, Business Administration, or International/Public Relations.
  • At least 10 years of experience on regulatory & fiscal affairs, politics, public relations, communications or other similar fields.
  • Must have worked in positions that require relationship building with government officials, regulators, media, chambers and private sector.
  • English (written and spoken).
  • Good political knowledge and economics understanding

Note: Please ensure you are uploading your CV in English to allow our team to process your application easily.

What we offer

Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here every single day with a sense 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 size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
  • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future.

Ubicación: Heredia

Fecha del trabajo: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 06:36:04 GMT