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  • Posted on: 8 November, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

    We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

    Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

    Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

    Marketing Security Manager

     

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Security Manager to join our team in Nairobi.

    Our new colleague will identify, assess and analyse risks to BAT staff and assets in East African Markets through an extended information network. Support BAT Field and end market teams with security inductions, information and visit security plans when required. Ensure that threat environment and security risk related events are monitored and assessed (including before Geographical expansions), with the relevant stakeholders being advised of changes in risk indicators, including functional support to “at risk” elements of business processes within the business units and end markets. Provide consistency and coordination of country threat assessment, security risk assessment, crisis management and business continuity planning at Cluster and country levels. Support investigations and routine security support to the business. The overarching purpose is to provide a co-ordinated and comprehensive threat-driven security risk management service of the highest quality for the East Africa Markets, ensuring that risks to company personnel, assets and business operations/activities are properly identified, evaluated and countered in a timely and cost effective manner.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Set up a reliable information network mixing BAT service providers with multiple external sources
    • Manage 3rd party security information support pool for improved threat assessment
    • Identify all business risks across the BAT East Africa Markets by conducting Business Impact Analysis
    • In coordination with Cluster and Country Managers, propose cost effective measures to mitigate such risks.
    • Ensure the embedding of the Security Risk Management Model across BAT EAM markets
    • Facilitates the Business Continuity Management process for East Africa Markets
    • Focus on key high risks markets and provide specific support during crisis (election periods for instance)
    • Set up pragmatic Security BCP’s for political and civil unrest including evacuation planning for instable countries
    • Responsible for the Management of Security service providers at end markets and ensuring that required services are provided and delivered in full and on time
    • Upon request support Investigations Manager in carrying out objective enquiry / investigation into all reported cases or incident, breaches by determining facts, understanding vulnerability and drawing appropriate supportable conclusions to make recommendations
    • Conduct a Quality Assurance and Quality Control program with Cluster and Country managers to assess security service providers and prepare tenders if required
    • Contribute to the development, submission and management of Security Budget

    Relationship Results:

    • Regular engagements with security service providers, government security agency personnel, professional security bodies, security managers of other corporate organizations and diplomatic security personnel
    • Develop close working relationships with personnel responsible for risk mitigation plans, fraud investigations and key control issues.
    • Develop effective relationships with external suppliers.
    • Liaise with the senior security, risk and crisis managers of other multinational companies for knowledge and information sharing and mutually beneficial cooperation and benchmarking.

    Functional Competencies required:

    • Good knowledge in understanding potential threats to BAT Business across EAM
    • Clear and compelling written and verbal communication skills including ability to write concise reports
    • Understand and analyse developing situations, drawing probable conclusions and making recommendations to sustain business while mitigating risks
    • Ability to multi task and support other managers
    • Sound and mature judgement as well as decision making ability during crisis situations
    • 5-10 years of security management experience in a commercial setup.

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    Corporate Security Manager

     

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Security Manager to joi our team in Nairobi.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    Operational/Technical/Professional Results:

    • Provision of a first-class business security management function and the development and maintenance of internal and external relationships to support the process.
    • Responsible for the maintenance of all records and processes related to Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management.
    • Responsible for facilitating testing and training staff in Business Continuity Planning and plans.
    • Responsible for the maintenance of all records and processes related to Information Security and Information Security Awareness.
    • Compile accurate and timely data for the audit reporting process relating to security and Risk Management, focussing on criminal loss and natural disaster data.
    • Represent Risk & Security within cross functional project teams as required
    • Lead for the development of Risk and Security budgets; oversee spend and prepare routine budget reports as required by the business.
    • Management of functional contracts with external service providers
    • Provide all business support functions to Risk and Security
    • Supports East Africa Markets (EAM) Security Manager when and if required
    • Supports Investigations & Threat manager in conducting investigations and monitoring risks & threats in the Area

    Management Results:

    • In accordance with Group Global standards, develop, execute and update Information Security Strategy, standards and processes, including tools, documents and training.
    • Develop and deliver a consistent and efficient incident and loss reporting process.
    • Provide adequate support in the execution of contingency plans for management of crisis within the responsibility of security and beyond where possible for continuity of business.
    • Leverage understanding and support of stakeholders (internal and external) to support better-informed decisions in addressing security concerns and issues effectively.
    • Support effectiveness and efficiency of the security budget and other security related costs.
    • Liaise with internal stakeholders on projects and provide security input.
    • Support security managers in the formulation, proposal, implementation and revision when necessary, of Company and BATSA security, EHS and other policy.

    Relationship Results:

    • Inter-functional:  Constant liaison with Functions directly and indirectly involved in Security projects and other projects requiring security input to enable and ensure business excellence.
    • Inter-departmental:  Ensure close coordination with EHS, Budget, Fleet managers etc in order to deliver cost efficient, resilient and effective service covering business, legal and statutory requirements.

     Innovation Results

    • Continually seek opportunities for innovation to increase efficiency in security systems, processes and measures.
    • Identify and exploit security trends and developments to capitalise security in a cost-effective way.

    Knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications:

    • Relevant +3 years work experience with preferably a qualification in Risk Management or related areas.
    • Experience in development and deployment of functional strategies, policies and standards.
    • Sound analytical skills in risk and crisis management as well as business continuity planning and Information Security.
    • Extensive experience in project and programme management.
    • A high level of communications skills with ability to explain and defend difficult issues with respect to key decisions and complex concepts.
    • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively and to lead and harness the performance of Security Managers.
    • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and competent and also be capable of coaching and training other staff.
    • Preferably at least 3 years of experience in conducting basic investigations

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    Assistant Legal Counsel

     

    Appointment Type: Permanent

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Legal Counsel to join our team in Nairobi.

    The Role reports to the Legal Counsel responsible for managing Marketing and Regulations across ECAA, although will be expect also to support the Legal Counsel responsible for managing Litigation, Tax, Trade and IP. The role involves responsibility for supporting his/her line managers in advising the business on all legal matters pertaining to litigation, tax, trade and Intellectual Property, regulations and marketing

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Support the delivery of an effective litigation strategy for managing and reporting all ongoing and potential litigations to senior management and/or external regulatory bodies, as appropriate.
    • Support the proactive management of litigation risks in all BAT ECAA entities including by conducting employee trainings and sensitisation programmes, review of relevant company documentation including contracts, processes, standard letters, etc.
    • Regularly monitor key developments in the litigation arena, particularly regarding issues that would could directly impact BAT’s operations in the different ECAA markets.
    • Support the business’ anti-illicit trade (AIT) plans and activities by reviewing them for compliance with the relevant local laws and BAT policies as well as supporting any proactive review of existing or proposed laws.
    • Support the management of BAT’s Intellectual Property portfolio in the respective ECAA markets including by ensuring timely registration or renewal of trademarks and through assisting with the management of any related disputes or litigations. 
    • Assist with the review of regulatory developments and the compliance of the ECAA markets’ marketing materials with local legislation
    • Manage and ensure timely reporting within the BAT Group and externally on all matters pertaining to ECAA litigation, AIT and Intellectual Property.
    • Participate and contribute to cross functional business projects and initiatives to assess, monitor and anticipate potential threats to minimize legal risks and ensure achievement of business objectives.
    • Execute relevant administrative activities in the LEX Function to ensure the availability of resources, continuous flow of information and updated records.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Identify and take steps in conjunction with line manager to proactively mitigate and manage any commercial, litigation and reputational risks.
    • Develop, train and promote better understanding by ECAA employees and other relevant persons of applicable internal policies & controls and compliance with relevant local laws.
    • Support, implement and deliver the strategic plans and objectives of the Legal sub-function in line with the business strategy.
    • Continually optimise and build improved systems and processes to proactively manage the BAT’s litigation risk and to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
    • Strong candidates should be able to demonstrate resilience, energy, ambition and an ability to multi-task

    Functional Competencies:

    • A recognized legal qualification through a reputable academic institution and competence in providing legal advice to internal stakeholders. Experience in handling commercial litigation and arbitration matters is an added advantage.
    • At least 3-4 years’ experience in a private legal practice at the level of Associate.
    • Sound knowledge of litigation and intellectual property procedures & practices, relevant regulatory requirements as well as emerging trends and issues.
    • Strong negotiation, written and verbal skills.
    • Ability to apply strong strategic, analytical skills and good judgment.
    • Collaborative team player with strong negotiation, communication and dispute resolution skills.

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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.

    Relationships:

    • 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

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    Leaf Security Manager

     

    Job Number: 22150

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Leaf Security Manager to join our team in Nairobi.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Operational/Technical/Professional Results:
      • Identify and evaluate all existing and potential threats to leaf operations business and assets, personnel and visitors arising from security risks. Report and recommend appropriate action to the operations security manager.
      • Conducts proactive investigations relating to intelligence gathering on leaf growing, buying and selling operations. Liaise with Police and Government agencies in leaf security investigations, seizure operations and submits reports to operations security manager.
      • Continuously review and where necessary implement agreed internal security control systems and procedures within the leaf centres and advise the operations security manager on implementation.
      • Ensure that all equipment, installed for CCTV, access control and or farmer logging, located within the leaf centres are well maintained and in good working order. Liaise with service providers for maintenance as required.
      • Investigate all security incidents within the leaf centres e.g. theft, fire or other wilful destruction of company property etc and present detailed and timely reports in prescribed report formats to the Country security manager, making recommendations on preventative measures to minimise future occurrence.
      • Convene regular meetings with BAT staff and contractors to advise them of preventative measures that should be taken to ensure the threat of crime is mitigated.
      • Develop and update subject matter for security training and awareness programmes.
      • Support the operations security manager in all security related activities for Likoni Factory operations and primary supply chain.
    • Leadership Results:
      • Provide guidance and support to security managers from 3rd party logistics partners to ensure that BAT security policies and standards are understood and implemented in their service provision.
      • Provide leadership and guidance to leaf operations team, to ensure security risks and continuity requirements are effectively and efficiently mitigated.
      • Initiate and consistently conduct and evaluate security awareness programs.
      • Support business projects by identifying security risks and facilitating the project risk assessment process, right through to resourcing and implementation of selected and agreed mitigation plans.
    • Management Results:
      • Deliver standardised leaf threat assessments.
      • Continually assess the security environment to develop and recommend proactive security measures commensurate with the identified security threats and assessed risks.
      • Leverage understanding and support of stakeholders (internal and external) to support better-informed decision making in addressing security concerns and issues effectively.

    Knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications:

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in security management within the private sector.
    • Diploma qualification in security management or relevant related areas (e.g. risk, investigation, criminology, business continuity).
    • At least 3 years relevant experience in Criminal / Commercial investigations.
    • Minimum certificate in training in security investigations, risk assessment or operations.
    • A good working knowledge of Government and security agencies.
    • Experience in development and deployment of functional strategy, policy and standards.
    • Strong analytical skills in security risk management and business continuity planning.
    • Strong financial awareness, in particular budget processes and controls.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills allowing effective trust relationships.
    • Ability to produce timely, accurate, detailed and concise written and verbal reports and reviews.
    • Experience of managing 3rd parties and service providers.
    • Should be in possession of a driving license.

    Legal Commercial Manager

     

    Job Number: 22078

    The Role reports to the Area Head of Legal and aims to proactively manage BAT’s litigation portfolio, Anti-Illicit Trade (AIT) & Intellectual Property across ECAA and to successfully implement and execute the Legal and External Affairs [LEX] Functional strategy and objectives.

    The role involves responsibility for advising the BAT entities in ECAA on all legal matters pertaining to litigation, AIT and Intellectual Property while representing the Legal department on the Functional Leadership Teams and other relevant business meetings.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Maintain and communicate an effective litigation strategy for managing and reporting all ongoing and potential litigations to senior management and/or external regulatory bodies, as appropriate.
    • Drive proactive management of litigation risks in all BAT ECAA entities including by conducting employee trainings and sensitisation programmes, review of relevant company documentation including contracts, processes, standard letters, etc.
    • Regularly monitor key developments in the litigation arena, particularly regarding issues that would could directly impact BAT’s operations in the different ECAA markets; and sensitise the relevant business stakeholders on the implications and relevant mitigation actions.
    • Support the business’ AIT plans and activities by reviewing them for compliance with the relevant local laws and BAT policies as well as supporting any proactive review of existing or proposed laws.
    • Effectively manage BAT’s Intellectual Property portfolio in the respective ECAA markets including by ensuring timely registration or renewal of trademarks and management of any related disputes or litigations.
    • Liaise with relevant business stakeholders within ECAA and above market to manage the relevant portfolio and brand vulnerability reviews in line with set business plans and objectives.
    • Liaise with relevant business stakeholders within ECAA and above market to ensure adequate intellectual property protection for proposed brand launches, product changes or brand migrations before launch in the market.
    • Liaise with external counsel in obtaining timely legal advice and support on matters relating to litigation, AIT activities and Intellectual Property as well as management of related engagements with regulatory bodies.
    • Manage and ensure timely reporting within the BAT Group and externally on all matters pertaining to ECAA litigation, AIT and Intellectual Property.
    • Maintain an effective strategy for the management of external counsel across the various ECAA markets.
    • Participate and contribute to cross functional business projects and initiatives to assess, monitor and anticipate potential threats to minimize legal risks and ensure achievement of business objectives.
    • Execute relevant administrative activities in the LEX Function to ensure the availability of resources, continuous flow of information and updated records.
    • Leadership Accountabilities
      • Identify and take steps in conjunction with senior management to proactively mitigate and manage any commercial, litigation and reputational risks.
      • Develop, train and promote better understanding by ECAA employees and other relevant persons of applicable internal policies & controls and compliance with relevant local laws.
      • Support, implement and deliver the strategic plans and objectives of the Legal sub-function in line with the business strategy.
      • Map out external stakeholders pertinent to areas of responsibility and build relationships (i.e. with relevant Government authorities, external counsel / consultants and other third-party suppliers) and build those relationships to optimise effectiveness of legal actions.
      • Continually optimise and build improved systems and processes to proactively manage the BAT’s litigation risk and to drive efficiency and reduce costs.
      • Effectively communicate and position the scope and importance of this role to the business and functional leadership teams.

    Functional Competencies

    • A recognized legal qualification through a reputable academic institution and competence in providing legal advice to internal stakeholders. Experience in handling commercial litigation and arbitration matters is an added advantage.
    • At least 3-4 years’ experience in a private legal practice and 3-4 years’ experience in a corporate environment.
    • Sound knowledge of litigation and intellectual property procedures & practices, relevant regulatory requirements as well as emerging trends and issues.
    • Strong negotiation, written and verbal skills.
    • Ability to apply strong strategic, analytical skills and good judgment.
    • Collaborative team player with strong negotiation, communication and dispute resolution skills.

    Relationships

    • Various Business Leadership Teams and other cross functional teams
    • ECAA LEX team
    • LEX Centres of Excellence at BAT Headquarters in Globe House
    • Various Regulatory Bodies
    • Third Party Consultants and Stakeholders
    • Appointed External Lawyers

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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