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Job Title:  Communications Manager

Job Number:  32365

Country: Sri Lanka
Location:
Colombo
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT SRI LANKA IS LOOKING FOR A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

SENIORITY LEVEL: Management

FUNCTION: Legal & External Affairs

LOCATION: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

 

The role is responsible for handling both internal and external business communications. In this position as the communications manager, you will play a key role in driving the communications strategy in line with business objectives.

Reports to: Corporate Affairs Manager

Reporting Level: Individual Contributor

Geographic Scope: Local

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Driving the internal and external communications strategy.
  • Plan, build and lead all aspects of the development of high-quality external communication materials.
  • Plan, build and lead all aspects of the design, content, and production of internal communication material.
  • Manage the preparation on the Company Annual Report.
  • Develop content for website, newsletters, press releases, and any other channels.
  • Plan and coordinate internal events and communication sessions.
  • Build presentations, articles and reports, for internal and external use.
  • Manage budgets.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in communications, PR, or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Sinhala and English.
  • Strong copywriting and content creation skills and the ability to multitask and supervise several projects and accounts daily.
  • Ability to take initiative to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas as well the ability to work independently and in a team.

 

BENEFICIAL

  • Proficiency in Tamil will be an added qualification.
  • Legal education background will be an added advantage.

 

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

 

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

 

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.

Contractual Legal Entity: Ceylon Tobacco Co PLC (LK10)


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