Brussels, Belgium


External Affairs



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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. 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. External Affairs is a 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 advocacy towards legislators, civil society, interested 3rd party stakeholders, think tanks, national governments, and public policymakers. As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working within the broader policy team in External Affairs, as well as across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal policy, customs policy, regulatory/product policy, public affairs, economic research, and illicit trade. Join us and use your policy skills for good: to change the lives of a billion smokers. We are currently looking for a Senior Manager, International Trade Policy to join our global EA Policy team, based in Brussels, Belgium, and play an active role in the biggest transformation in the history of our company. The Senior Manager, International Trade Policy is a specialist on the subject matter and assists the Global Head International Trade Policy in providing the expertise on international trade rules and practices, including on novel areas that can be important for the future of our transformation. She/he supports the Company’s goals by supporting the coordination of issues worldwide, contributes to the development of strategies and to problem solving. She/he proactively raises issues and tools that are useful to the business, and engages with external stakeholders. Key Activities: • Provides regions and markets expertise and advice on international trade matters so as to effectively pursue their transformation goals. • Supports the development of PMI’s international trade policy and strategy within a comprehensive regulatory framework • Ensures worldwide consistency and coordination on international trade strategy. • Represents the company externally on international trade matters and engages with key stakeholders Desired Profile: • Bachelor or master’s degree in Law, international Trade Law, or related fields • Related work experience (8 years +) ? Int’l Trade/Gov/corporate Affairs at global level in highly regulated environments ? Experience on the international trade policy area a must ? Knowledge & experience on trade agreements negotiations a must ? Knowledge of customs issues a plus ? Understanding/experience of the interplay between policy & politics in int’l trade negotiations. • Ability to analyze issues and develop logical, customer-centric solutions, and distill into a concise, comprehensible, and impactful narrative • Good business understanding • Ability to manage complexity and collaboration with numerous cross-functional teams (BPO model) • Good communication skills • Ability to engage with external 3rd parties on international trade policy matters in an effective manner. • Strong interpersonal & writing skills, analytical skills, agility, resilience, outcome orientation, and solid attention to detail. What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of 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 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 improve the lives of a billion smokers.