Brussels, Belgium


External Affairs



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Be a part of a massive 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 is a team, 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. As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal affairs and illicit trade to sustainability and regulatory policy. Join us and use your relationship-building skills for good: to deliver a smoke-free future. Your ‘day to day’ You will be part of the External Affairs function of Philip Morris International in Brussels. As an integral member of the Fiscal Affairs & Economic Research team, you will help to develop, strategize and execute our public economic and tax policy agenda, engaging with experts and external parties (government/non-government) at the EU and Member State level. Your role will be to develop and deploy across EU countries fiscal and economic researches and policy impact assessments on the current and future PMI product portfolio of Reduced Risk Products (RRPs). You will be assessing the population, societal and economic impacts of innovative tobacco and not tobacco products reduced risk products (RRP) and how to accelerate the switch of smokers from combustible tobacco products to RRPs. In this role, you will be collaborating with economists, fiscal and regulatory experts and will work in close coordination with the Commercialization, R&D, Regulatory and Finance Teams. You are expected to have understanding of tax policies, public finance and macro-economics and health economics; your success will be driven by your enthusiasm, creativity and interest of exploring different business models. Responsibilities will include: • Conduct literature research in economics, health economics, regulation and taxation, incentives and industrial consumer goods policies • Prepare company positions and papers on recommended policies for RRPs • Serve as a think-tank for economic and policy aspects of RRPs • Support in the development/assessment of appropriate policy frameworks for RRPs transformation; • Liaise with economists and public finance experts for research collaboration and events organization • Contribute to the development of RRP policy strategies envisaging current and future PMI product portfolio • Coordinate economic research related activities in close coordination with Commercialization, R&D, Regulatory, Finance and Indirect Tax Teams at PMI and EU Region • Advise management on policies 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 or leave-behinds Required Skills • BSc or Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Finance, Public Affairs, Business Administration or related fields • Excellent working experience in strategy consultancy, fiscal or economic policy consultancy, international finance organization, or highly regulated industries; experience in health economics in health insurance and/or pharmaceutical industry is a plus • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to build business models and run pricing scenario analysis • Must be curious on business matters and a self-starter, who eagerly and openly shares with others, exchanging ideas • Inspired to pursue new ideas in a highly dynamic environment • Ability to collaborate in cross functional teams • 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. #LI-Hybrid