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Illicit Trade Prevention Executive - Central America

Are you up for an exciting, challenging and enlightening job? We are now looking to recruit an Illicit Trade Prevention (ITP) Executive for the Central America region to set up, manage and coordinate anti-illicit trade activities towards protecting PMI’s brand portfolio and business interests by reducing the illicit trade in conventional tobacco products and reduced-risk products. Reporting to the Director External Affairs you will also be responsible for driving an optimal collaboration with all-in market stakeholders and other internal PMI stakeholders to devise and implement comprehensive anti-illicit trade (AIT) plans. Building and maintaining working relationships with external parties such as public authorities, media, law enforcement and other key stakeholders, will be a vital part to obtain support and commitment to address illicit trade issues. More in particular, as the ITP Executive Central America, You Will: • Initiate Strategy and Action Plans: as part of the market External Affairs (EA) team develop, coordinate and implement comprehensive AIT plans, supported by market management and fitting with the PMI overall strategy • Assist in the development and implementation of communication plans to create awareness about illicit trade issues for both internal and external stakeholders. Raising awareness about the impact of the illegal tobacco trade among our employees, business partners and the public through different media channels. • Set up and implement effective anti-diversion plans in Central America with the support of market management and ITP functional groups. • Build and manage relationships across functions to ensure that the business’ strategies and plans are understood, in order that PMI’s global programs are aligned, responsive, effective and cost-efficient in supporting those business objectives. • Build and manage good working relationships with other PMI as well as with external stakeholders to enable and enhance our capabilities in mitigating illicit trade threats. • Be responsible for the further rollout of appropriate digital anti-illicit trade technologies. • Through collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and other relevant stakeholders, enhance the fight against illicit trade activities. • Develop and manage local investigative projects into the in-market illegal distribution and sale of conventional tobacco products and reduced-risk products. • Monitor initiatives for the implementation of Tracking & Tracing systems and markings for cigarette packs. Profile • Ability to deal credibly and professionally with PMI managers, government officials and external investigators. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills allowing effective relationships to be built and leveraged, both internally and externally at all levels. • Ability to train internal & external stakeholders in AIT requirements and activities • Builds and maintains an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding illicit trade and in the options available to the business to enhance its resilience against the IT threat • University degree in related area (such as international trade, business administration, economics, law, among others) • 5 years of professional experience in a similar role • Fluency in English This position can be based in Panama or in Costa Rica. WHAT WE OFFER You will join a company that invests in you. We will support your growth as an employee through individual development and structured career management. You will join a dynamic, fast-paced work environment in a constantly evolving industry. Our employees have the courage, curiosity, and conviction to see possibilities where others only see challenges. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Want to discover your potential? Come join our team! If you want to discover more about ITP, you can visit following website www.stopillegal.com WHO WE ARE PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes.
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    Panama, Panama
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    External Affairs
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