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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 55 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of them. We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so i...
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    Government Affairs Manager - New Categories

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Government Affairs Manager – New Categories to join our team in Nairobi.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Understand business priorities and develop an appropriate engagement strategy and plan for Government Affairs, more specifically PRRPs
    • Manage execution of the internal & external strategy and plan
    • Ensure compliance with Group policies, positions and standards
    • Engage with key stakeholders in the market
    • Build the corporate reputation in ECA in particular with business and regulatory stakeholders

    Leadership Capabilities:

    • Ability to identify and engage stakeholders and build awareness of the external environment inside the company
    • Lead the Regulation and Corporate Affairs agenda within ECA for PRRPs (Potentially Reduced Risk Products)
    • Strong business acumen, advising the business to deliver results whilst managing business and reputational risk
    • Ability to advocate the Business agenda in a straightforward and compelling way to internal/external stakeholders

    Functional Competencies:

    • Broad knowledge of the tobacco control issues and deep knowledge of PRRPs
    • Ability to understand and shape the external environment
    • Credibility and ability to engage and influence senior external stakeholders
    • Clear and compelling written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to deliver robust local campaigns
    • Understanding of business reputational risk and ensure BAT high standards are met at all times.


    • Periodic engagement with the Area Leadership team
    • Area LEX team
    • Area Marketing Team
    • Collaboration with colleagues within the local LEX Team and other Cross-functional working with BAT
    • External stakeholders operating within government, LEA, NGOs, industry partners, activists, media
    • 3rd Party consultants and advisors

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

    • A degree in Economics, Law, Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations
    • Working knowledge of public affairs, trade blocs and regulatory processes
    • Ability to apply basic project management principles to campaign execution
    • At least 5 years’ work experience in a similar role within Government, international institution or FMCG
    • Excellent interpersonal and both oral & written communication skills
    • Appropriate level of maturity to provide credibility at senior levels externally and internally

    View British American Tobacco Salaries

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco (BAT) on to apply
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