8 Nov 2019

Government Affairs Manager at British American Tobacco

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  • 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


  • 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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