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Job Title:  External Affairs Manager

Job Number:  32933

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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 SPAIN IS LOOKING FOR AN EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced professional

FUNCTION: Legal & External Affairs

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary

LOCATION: Madrid

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is part of Legal & External Affairs department and will have to act as a relationship/stakeholder manager for government, political institutions and regulatory authorities in Spain and with EU organizations.

The role is responsible to identify and drive proposals of regulatory changes to protect principal aspects of the business and achieve sensible regulation which balances both the business and corporate reputation protecting consumers’ space and ability to consume BAT products, under line manager coordination.

Reports to: Head of External Affairs

Geographic Scope: Spain

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Build and manage interrelation with governments, political institutions, regulatory authorities, retailer and growers ´organisations. Build stakeholder maps and engagement plans.
  • Identify and drive proposals of regulatory changes to protect principal aspects of the business and achieve sensible regulation which balances both the business and corporate reputation protecting consumers’ space and ability to consume BAT products, under line manager coordination.
  • Work effective within the team, supporting peers, favouring the creation of a positive environment, contributing to the internal comprehension of the Regulatory Affairs business and promoting equity.
  • Provide on-going support to all functions on political, regulatory, excise and trade issues and responses.
  • Support the strategy on Next Generation Products (NGPs), both from a regulatory and corporate equity standpoint.
  • Supporting the Legal and External Affairs team in the deployment of an effective Anti – Illicit Trade strategy.
  • Be a valid contributor to the definition and implementation of the tobacco excise strategy.

 

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Do you have a proactive attitude? Are you willing to constantly develop and support the team in the daily activities?
  • Do you have a critical and analytical thinking and are you able to influence others?

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Minimum 5 years in a corporate, political or regulatory environment.
  • Advanced level of English (written and spoken).
  • Advanced level of Spanish (written and spoken).
  • An in-depth understanding of politics and diplomacy is essential, as is direct experience in dealing with high ranking government and trade officials on controversial and complex issues.
  • National lobbying and campaigning experience are also required, along with an understanding of the sensitivities and complexities involved in the tobacco industry and the issues facing British American Tobacco.
  • Strong strategic, managerial, analytical and planning skills, as well as a creative and effective approach to problem resolution.
  • Mobility to travel approximately 10% of the time.

 

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!

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