Washington, D.C., United States


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 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. Our success depends on people who are committed to our purpose and have an appetite for progress. The Sr. Manager, U.S. Strategic Alliances, will develop strategies and execute comprehensive advocacy engagement in partnership with external stakeholders to advance PMI’s External Affairs & public policy goals. The position will serve as a lead for advancing PMI’s public policy priorities, leveraging partnerships across the political spectrum with third party organizations representing traditional and non-traditional stakeholders. Sr. Manager would be the lead in directing and leading relationships with key stakeholders including diversity organizations, thought leaders across the political spectrum and select policy-oriented third parties at the federal and state level. The Sr. Manager will be an integral part of the External Affairs team, supporting PMI’s broader public policy and political initiatives. Your ‘day to day’: • Lead, direct and build on PMI’s relationships with traditional and non-traditional third-party stakeholders. Serve as a connector and a source of credible information by consistently delivering meaningful opportunities and relevant communications to partners. • Lead efforts to develop strategies and execute advocacy that advances our policy priorities with external stakeholders, considering the policy and political considerations required to be effective. • Evaluate, with cross functional partners, the political and policy implications of approaches to increase the sustainability of engagements and advocacy with changes in government. • Develop clear and convincing messages and materials to be used by PMI with external stakeholders related to our U.S. public policy goals and partner directly with members of PMI’s Communications, External Affairs, Commercial and Legal teams to ensure consistency and alignment across the company. • Collaborate with External Affairs team members on ways to advance our strategies, communicate our position, and incorporate policy and advocacy developments in real-time. • Strategically coordinate budget to ensure PMI’s goals are met, activities are aligned, and resources are apportioned strategically. • Effectively and regularly communicate goals, milestones, metrics, and events to internal and cross-functional teams promptly. • Identify and recommend new organizations and partnerships to strengthen existing third-party network and support policy/lobbying objectives. • Cultivate positive long-term relationships with external stakeholders in Washington and seek to leverage those relationships to support PMI priorities domestically, and globally as requested. • Develop and collaborate in defining and executing PMI U.S. External Affairs diversity programs and engagement initiatives in support of PMI’s overarching diversity and inclusion strategy and goals. Who we’re looking for: • Bachelor’s degree, with 10+ years of relevant experience in corporations, government and/or policy-focused role. • Established relationships with major third-party organizations including with diversity organizations required -- with demonstrated ability to influence, design, implement and execute initiatives. • Ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity to the audience. • Storytelling ability and a desire to find innovative ways to engage policy audiences, regulators and partners and build relationships to help achieve public policy objectives. • Ability to lead and contribute to cross-functional teams, who works well in a team environment and enjoys working in a collegial, yet highly demanding culture. • Well-honed political acumen and the executive presence to deal effectively with high-profile stakeholders such as company executives and a variety of external constituencies including governments and leadership of external organizations. • A self-starter team player with a bias for action and someone with passion and a belief in our mission. • Legally authorized to work in the US. Annual Base Salary Range: $160,000-$220,000 #LI-Hybrid What we offer • We offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus (applicable based on level of position), great medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with a generous company match, incredible wellness benefits, commuter benefits, pet insurance, generous PTO, and much more! • We have implemented Smart Work, a hybrid model of working that promotes flexibility in the workplace. • 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. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer PMI Global Services Inc. and PM Global Brands Inc. are a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. 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, its shareholders, and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. 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 product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of September 30, 2022, PMI's smoke-free products are available for sale in 70 markets in key cities or nationwide, and PMI estimates that approximately 13.5 million adults around the world, excluding Russia and Ukraine have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking. For more information, please visit and Philip Morris International is committed to a safe workplace. We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols that meet or exceed local public health guidelines. Workplace safety remains our number one priority. As a result, PMI recommends all US- and Canada-based employees to be vaccinated in order to access any of our facilities; this is subject to change solely at the Company’s discretion.