Brussels, 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 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. External Affairs Team of Europe Region is full of fresh opportunities. 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 advocacy – with the media, legislators, health professionals, national governments and public policy-makers. Your ‘day to day’ You will be part of the External Affairs function of Philip Morris International in Brussels. Your role will be to develop and execute fiscal affairs strategies envisaging the current and future PMI product portfolio of Smoke-Free Products (SFP) and you will be assessing the appropriate tax framework through Financial Modelling for Excise Taxes that will help to accelerate the switch of smokers from combustible tobacco products to smoke-free products. As an integral member of the Economic & Fiscal Affairs Team, you will help to develop, handle, and execute our public affairs policy agenda on economic and fiscal matters, engaging with external parties (governmental/non-governmental) at the EU and Member State level. In this role, you will be collaborating with fiscal experts, economists and will work in close coordination with the Commercialization, R&D, Regulatory Affairs and Finance Teams to create and deploy corporate strategy and key transformation programmes across the organization, and help drive meaningful projects from strategy to implementation. You are expected to understand taxation, economics, public finance matters and related policies; You’ll be also be a close business partner and expert advisor to senior management to manage tax and pricing issues for a multicategory portfolio of innovative tobacco and nicotine products, to secure business predictability, stability, and profitability. This highly visible position will you the opportunity be exposed to different leaders and stakeholders across the whole of the business. The scope of the role means that this is a tremendous growth and development opportunity for the right candidate. Your success, will be driven by your enthusiasm, creativity and interest of exploring different business models. Responsibilities will include: • Serve as a think-tank on fiscal and economic aspects of smoke-free products • Support the development and assessment of appropriate tax frameworks for smoke-free products transformation, liaising with economists and public finance experts • Contribute to the development of smoke-free products fiscal strategies envisaging current and future PMI product portfolio • Provide financial advice, support and business challenge to the business • Generate strategic insights, analysis and delivery capability to companywide strategic projects • Develop financial models for new business initiatives, to seize the opportunity and drive prioritization • Formulate the planning guidelines for smoke-free products fiscal strategies to drive the deployment strategy • Assess and help to improve the effectiveness of commercial toolboxes • Manage Europe and Global taxation data and develop tools and financials models to assist the External Affairs teams in the countries which are part of Europe region with the right financials assessment and fiscal KPI’s benchmarking • Coordinate fiscal affairs related activities in close contact with Commercialization, R&D, Regulatory, Finance and Indirect Tax Teams in PMI and Europe Region • Advise management on policy risks and opportunities • Develop and deploy to stakeholders written content, such as policy position papers, legislative summaries, and government relations materials such as draft letters, submissions and leave-behinds. Challenges: • How to communicate with key stakeholders on company strategic plans and tax-industrial policy positions and their financial impacts within a restricted and volatile external environment • In order to create and ensure a predictable and positive environment for the company to operate in, is crucial to have the have the knowledge and experience to analyze company P&L financial performances and model how taxation changes could influence those in the short and long term future • The position requires strong communications skills and good experience of contacts and dialogue with external stakeholders, especially government officials Who we’re looking for: • BSc or Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Finance, Business Administration or related fields • Demonstrated strategic thinking ability • Ability to work in a cross functional team environment that promotes collaboration • Financial modelling and strong numerical skills • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability, experience to build financial business models and run pricing and fiscal scenario analysis for a multicategory portfolio industry • Strong academic track record, finance or economy degree • Senior working experience in strategy or financial planning consultancy, fiscal policy consultancy, international finance organization, or highly regulated industries. • Good understanding of government decision making process on fiscal-tax and public accounts matters • Experience in government related organizations or economic agencies is a plus • Must be curious on business matters and a self-starter, who eagerly and openly shares with others, exchanging ideas and being Inspired to pursue new ideas in a highly dynamic environment • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills • Fluent in English; excellent writing skills in English 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 deliver a smoke-free future. #LIHYBRID