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Government Affairs Lead (Western Canada)

Rise to the challenge We are seeking a talented Government Affairs Lead to join the Government and Regulatory Affairs team in Western Canada. YOU have a very good business sense and the ability to apply tools and strategies from various external affairs fields in an integrated way to support Rothmans, Benson & Hedges’ (RBH) business and regulatory objectives. YOU are a great communicator with excellent written and oral communications skills and able to build and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Our External Affairs Department is responsible for all external communication and advocacy and the fiscal and regulatory environment in which our company operates is complex and evolving rapidly. What your day will look like: • Building and maintaining a network of political and regulatory contacts with provincial governments in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to help facilitate dialogue and education about our commitment to our Smoke Free Future, and support the development strategies for building relationships with key political and governmental stakeholders in Western Canada. • Work alongside the Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs and the External Affairs team on strategic goals to support Smoke Free Future and develop plans for achieving those goals. • Responsible for working with our existing stakeholder partners to stay on top of relevant developments in the Canadian regulatory landscape. • Monitor issues relating to our business and identifying potential opportunities to participate in debates and public discussions as a means of driving our issue agenda. You will bring: • Possess a University Degree • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a relevant field working in or around politics and/or government. • Experience in government relations or regulatory affairs is strong asset. • Previous work experience in a large multinational corporation, association or from within the Government in a relevant department, agency, or Ministers’ Office. • Must NOT be banned from lobbying in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Exceptional organization and time management skills, coupled with a creative and out-of-the-box attitude. • Must be willing to travel. • Must be based in either British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. WHAT WE OFFER We offer the opportunity to join a global business leader where you can grow in a wide range of business functions. You will have the chance to build your professional expertise, business understanding, and leadership capabilities in a collaborative, challenging and results-oriented environment. Our department fosters excellence in execution and is comprised of dedicated people all working together to continue to grow our status as industry leaders. We offer our employees a competitive salary, an attractive compensation package, including flexible work schedules, health and wellness programs, and attractive benefits options. WHO WE ARE? We are Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. Philip Morris International’s subsidiary in Canada -an International Fortune 500 Company. Today we are Canada's second largest tobacco company. In addition, RBH Inc. was awarded Top Employer for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. We currently employ over 700 people throughout our six corporate and sales offices and our factory. Our parent company PMI is one of the world’s leading international tobacco company. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we used to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. PMI has a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Click on the following link to learn more about the science behind the RRPs: https://www.pmiscience.com/ Rothmans, Benson & Hedges is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all current and prospective employees, as well as to promoting a culture of inclusion and respect for each individual. We celebrate the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment, and we recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives to the organization. It is this diversity that adds value to our teams, as well as to our stakeholders. In particular, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, colour, religion, sex, marital/family status (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, immigrant and newcomer status, gender identity/expression, age, citizenship, or disability. We consider qualified applicants who have passed the criminal background checks, consistent with legal requirements. We strive to recognize and value diversity and equity, and to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented groups and the four designated groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We value, respect, and equally support applicants from these groups. We welcome and encourage applicants to reach their full potential with us. If you are unable to apply for a position online, or require any further accommodation during our recruitment process, please contact: AODA.RBH@rbhinc.ca.
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