Antwerp, Belgium


External Affairs



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Be a part of a revolutionary change Maybe you are ready to join us in our business transformation towards a smoke-free future. Do you feel thrilled when we say you can help us build and reinforce our commitment to replacing cigarettes by better alternatives? Are you an energetic professional that loves collaborating with others to conceptualize our vision and develop it into powerful storytelling? If so, then please continue reading. You could strengthen our Benelux External Affairs Team to engage a broad scope of audiences on topics they care about. The main responsibilities of the role are: • Deploy an integrated communications strategy to communicate PMI’s smoke-free vision in Belgium/Luxembourg, aligned with the headquarters communications strategy, priorities and guidelines; • Leverage external communication tools and channels to raise visibility of Philip Morris’ vision for a smoke-free future; • Supervise content creation, edit and, when needed, create content, from idea to end-result, for media, digital media, events, awards, presentations, addressing both general and niche audiences, externally and internally • Create, manage and measure the impact of corporate communication campaigns; • Build an external communications network; • When needed, represent the Company as a spokesperson and ensure that the Company’s views and positions are conveyed to the public and the media in a factual and timely manner • Develop and oversee the Benelux Internal Communication strategy together with your counterpart in the Netherlands. • Provide communication guidance to other business units to ensure best practice is adopted and function-led communications are aligned with the overall transformation strategy.   You would be a matching candidate if you recognize yourself in below profile: • University degree in Communication-related fields (Journalism, Business, Marketing, Communication, Media) • Minimum 7 years in various and diverse Communication-related positions (including, but not limited to media, PR & Corporate Communication agencies, public relations, advertising, journalism, public affairs, regulatory affairs or government relations) • Extensive contacts in the media industry (general, business, technology, health) and knowledge of its mechanics • Digital savviness is a plus • Passion for Corporate Communication, Public Affairs and Crisis Management • Creative insight to formulate strategies into actions. • Strong leadership skills, complemented by interpersonal skills and team-player attitude • Fluent in English & at least one of the national languages (French or Dutch) • A bright mind with a knack for strategic execution We offer As Communications Manager you will step into a new strategic leadership role, one that is pivotal to ensure Philip Morris achieves its ambition of creating a smoke-free future. In this role you will never stop discovering and learning. So, if you would love to build a smoke-free future with us, then this could be your chance. One more thing: at Philip Morris we offer competitive remuneration packages and see equal pay for equal work between woman and men as the baseline standard for equality. Our good intentions do match our practices as we achieved the Global Equal Salary Certification. Moreover, we invest in creating a diverse workforce and a personal and career development culture, both on local as well as international level. How does this sound? If you are interested, please share your professional profile with us and leave your LinkedIn-profile behind.