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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. Join us and you’ll work across regions and countries, ensuring that our business model is protected from product diversion. If you love working collaboratively, with the ability to think out of the box while proactively supporting the new business model, you have found your team. As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. We are looking for an ambitious colleague to join our EA Strategy & Program Delivery Team, and lead the global implementation of the Tobacco Harm Reduction framework in priority markets. HOW CAN YOU MAKE HISTORY WITH US? Role: • Reporting to the Head of Strategy & Program Delivery for External Affairs (EA), the Senior Manager EA strategy will lead the strategy cycle for EA and the deployment (educate, coach, guide and ensure the proper implementation) of the new EA strategy and framework within ~30 markets. • The Senior Manager EA strategy will also be in charge of structuring the strategic contribution of EA to the deployment of the new category structure. Accountabilities: • Be the end-to-end transformation program manager of one Top strategic project of PMI under CEO and Senior Management scrutiny. • Be the gate keeper of the program and ensure all expected outcomes are delivered on time, on quality and on cost. Report intermediary progress. • Be the single point of contact for priority markets and other functions on the project. • Liaise and align central External Affairs with relevant functional teams, to ensure cross-functional collaboration in the delivery. Desired profile: • Solid experience (10-15 years) in strategy and transformation projects/programs. • Working experience in External Affairs and/or scientific engagement. • Working experience with Commercial and/or Consumer is a strong plus • Prior experience in strategy and/or management consulting is a strong plus. • Fast learner, excellent collaborator with strong communications skills (written and oral). • Project management skills in a Project Based Organization (PBO) environment. Collaboration network: • External Affairs (EA) and Strategy (S&PD) Executive Leadership Teams, • Global and regional EA and S&PD teams, • Market MDs, EA directors and S&PD heads from ~30 markets, • Other as needed. WHAT WE OFFER We genuinely care about our people and we show this through living out our Employee Brand every day. It’s what connects every colleague in every market. In additional to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer a fantastic office environment and look to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible. Our success depends on the people who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you could: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, 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. Philip Morris International: Delivering a Smoke-Free Future Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of June 30, 2019, PMI estimates that approximately 8.0 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heat-not-burn product, available for sale in 48 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, please visit and PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #LIJOBS