Roma, Italy


External Affairs



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Manager Public and International Affairs Be part of a revolutionary change At Philip Morris International (PMI), we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products. 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 in our External Affairs team as Manager Public and International Affairs and you will be responsible for engaging with institutions and other external stakeholders to further improve PMI's credibility. You will work to gain support and help create the framework and environment that recognizes non-combustible tobacco products as a valid alternative for adult smokers; you will promote Philip Morris views to decision-makers and other stakeholders and ensure the development of a policy framework which supports PMIs transition to a smoke-free future. Moreover you will develop advocacy strategies, monitor policy developments at local and internal level and supports the definition of policy positions and undertake advocacy activities in line with the agreed strategy. Specific responsibilities include: • Drive and develop strategic engagement plans; • Identify legislative opportunities and challenges; • Assist with identifying and monitoring all business critical political and policy developments; • Developing key expertise areas, providing recommendations on positioning and represent PMI and promote its interests at key events (conferences, workshops, meetings); • Promote activities sought at reinforcing PMIs image, business and products awareness amongst Institutional Stakeholders Who we’re looking for: • Bachelor or Master degree in Political Science, Law, Economy or European studies, Public Administration or related subject area • At least 8 years of experience in Corporate Affairs or Government/Regulatory affairs • Experience with regulatory issues • Experience in strategic engagement planning or project management • Experience in political-related position (eg in local or EU administration/parliament). • Stakeholder management and conflict management • Good presentation skills • Strong communication skills & flexibility to understand different perspectives • Business Acumen and drive for result • Good knowledge of English and Italian languages What’s ‘nice to have’: • Agility to work in a complex and fluid environment with tight deadlines • Ability to work under pressure • Team player, positive attitude and willingness to share competencies • Entrepreneurship and attention to details 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. Work location: Rome We offer a permanent contract Philip Morris Italia is one of the two Italian affiliates of Philip Morris International, a leading company in the tobacco and nicotine market. With almost 1000 employees, it is engaged in the development and commercialization of smoke-free products in Italy.