Washington, D.C., United States


External Affairs



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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 Director, External Affairs – Coalitions & Grassroots will develop and execute a comprehensive advocacy engagement program to advance PMI’s public policy goals in Washington, D.C. and at the state level. The Director will serve as the lead in building PMI’s advocacy efforts by engaging and mobilizing allies, third parties and other key stakeholders in support of priority issues and programs. This position works directly with PMI’s state and federal teams and serves as an integral part of the External Affairs team, supporting PMI’s broader public policy and political initiatives. Your ‘day to day’: • Develop and lead a strategic advocacy and coalitions program in coordination with the state and federal teams to support PMI’s External Affairs and business objectives. • Develop and implement strategies and plans to engage PMI’s network of consumers and partners to advance policy and legislative priorities including overseeing all advocacy work, grassroots, and mobilizations. • Utilize a wide range of strategic, analytic, and campaign skills to develop and execute advocacy initiatives, deploying tools and tactics supporting grassroots building and coalitions strategies. • Oversee the day-to-day activities related to mobilizing and development of specific resources and advocacy strategies to strengthen PMI’s impact on legislative priorities, including supporting PMI’s work on ballot initiatives in select states. • Be a subject matter expertise on advocacy, grassroots, and coalitions, including providing leadership and strategic advice on advocacy and mobilizations. • Collaborate with team members on ways to advance our strategies, communicate our positions, and incorporate policy and advocacy developments in real-time. • Work in close collaboration with the communications team and the law department on execution, collaborating with various internal teams to deploy campaigns and activations. • 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. • Represent PMI at advocacy and movement building events, forums, speaking engagements, conferences, and coalition meetings. • Manage external consultants and budget to support advocacy and coalition efforts. Who we’re looking for: • Bachelor’s degree, with 10+ years of experience running campaigns, grassroots programs, and coalition building with demonstrated ability to influence, design, implement and execute initiatives. • Experience dealing with large corporations preferred, but not required. • Strong communications skills with a desire to find innovative ways to engage audiences to help achieve public policy objectives. • Ability to lead and contribute to cross-functional teams, works well in a team environment, and enjoys working in a collegial, yet highly demanding culture. • Legally authorized to work in the US. Annual Base Salary Range: $188,000 - $258,500 #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.