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Job Title:  Government Affairs Manager

Job Number:  19135

Country: Kenya
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

British American Tobacco has an exciting opporunity for a Government Affairs Manager to join our team in Nairobi.


Principal Accountabilities:


  • Understand business priorities and develop appropriate engagement strategy and plan.
  • Identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders in order to execute engagement plans
  • Ensure compliance with Group policies, positions and standards
  • Provide the business with timely regulatory insights/updates to support decision making


Leadership Capabilities:


  • Ability to identify and engage 3rd party stakeholders and build awareness of the external environment inside the company
  • Lead the External Affairs agenda within Kenya
  • Strong business acumen to advise the business on how to deliver results whilst managing business and reputational risk
  • Ability to advocate the BAT Kenya Business agenda in a straight forward and compelling way to internal and external stakeholders
  • Coaches and supports team in order to develop great talent


Functional Competencies:


  • Broad knowledge of the tobacco control issues and deep knowledge of the local Kenyan political and regulatory environment
  • 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 engagement and campaign plans
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience




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: BAT Kenya plc (KE10)

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