Tokyo, Japan


External Affairs



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Position Title: Manager Government Relations Reports to: Manager Government Affairs Organization: External Affairs Location: Tokyo 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 one clear purpose - to deliver a smoke-free future. 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. Purpose of the role Plan and execute engagement strategy to secure and widen both domestic and international differentiated regulations between heat-not-burn products and cigarettes, including those at the Conference of Parties of United Nations Conventions (COP), with local stakeholders, including ministries, political parties, business organizations, and academics. Explore and create engagement opportunities with such stakeholders for proactive and effective advocacy. Accountabilities ? Gather high level intelligence on the policy discussions in the government and develop strategic action plans and execute them in most effective ways possible. ? Build and manage constructive relationships with key stakeholders, including ministries, political parties, business organizations and academics. Create opportunities for effective engagement for advocacy on company's positions e.g. fiscal, regulatory, and sustainability. ? Liaise with internal stakeholders in PMI Operation Center and Regional HQ on international tobacco issues and global international organizations and agencies. ? Engage local stakeholders related to these international issues with an aim to have the Japanese delegates informed and updated on the global trends. ? Keep the management of PMJ and PMI informed and updated on tobacco policy discussions in the governments. ? Actively participate in regulatory meetings and seminars with regional regulatory and external affairs teams to ensure a common understanding about regulatory policy and strategy. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE ? Preferably working experiences in/around Japanese governments on inter-governmental negotiations ? Fluent level proficiency in Japanese, Mid/High level of English communication skill is required ? Understanding of legal framework and politics of Japanese government ? Proven capability as a project leader, also from cross functional teams and projects ? Excellent communication and presentation skills. Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and implementation skills ? Excellent communication and presentation skills ? Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and implementation skills 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 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 JOIN A GLOBAL MARKET LEADER PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term we use 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. We have a range of RRPs in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Because our RRPs do not burn tobacco, they produce far lower quantities of harmful and potentially harmful compounds than found in cigarette smoke. For more information, see and PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #LI-DNP