Antwerp, 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 totally transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide. 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 engagement – with the media, legislators, health professionals, 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 across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal affairs and illicit trade to sustainability and public health legislation. Are you excited about our vision, and energized to use your relationship-building skills for good: to change the lives of a billion smokers? If so, then please continue reading. In this role, you will serve as an integral member of Philip Morris Benelux External Affairs team, where you will help develop, manage and execute our public policy agenda, with an emphasis on regulatory affairs. In addition, you will advise management and other cross-functional teams concerning the policy implications of current events in Belgium and Luxemburg. This role will report to the Director, External Affairs BeLux, and work as part of a team to engage with stakeholders, and coordinate with internal business functions to design and implement strategies in support of the company’s objectives. In this role, you will: • Develop strategic engagement plans for BE/LUX, in line with PMIs strategic vision and objectives. • Identify and monitor legislative and regulatory risks and opportunities and assess the relevance of these developments for the company. • Collaborate with the team to develop written content, such as position papers and legislative summaries. • Build and maintain a solid network with dialogue partners, stakeholders and relevant policy makers and public authorities at national level in BE/LUX. • Act as a spokesperson PMI BE/LUX : Communicate and defend the PMI positions on issues of relevance and execute the agreed action plan. • Provide superior support for Senior Leaders across the company to create associations with interest groups and other key industry partners. • Support and lead cross functional projects on external affairs related business issues. Desired profile: • Bachelor or Master degree in Political Science, Law, Economy or European studies, Public Administration or related subject area • Min 7 years of professional experience in public affairs, working with government, think tanks, public interest groups and/or external/regulatory/government affairs departments in private sector, preferably in regulated industries. • A strong business sense and the ability to act as the bridge between the political and business environments • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to create factual, relevant, and easily understandable talking points and other messaging, and persuasively deliver it to relevant audiences. • Ability to build constructive relations and engage with external and internal partners at all levels • Fluent in English & at least one of the national languages (French or Dutch) One more thing: at Philip Morris we 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 & a culture based on personal and career development, both on local as well as international level.