External Afffairs Strategic Research Manager

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


At PMI, we’re totally transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions!

It’s an exciting, ever-changing environment – ideal for experts who are driven, disruptive, and dynamic. If you’re comfortable with ambiguity and excited by the challenge of shaping things from the ground up, you’ll be in your element here. There’s endless space to develop, too, so you’ll be progressing your career as fast as you can build our smoke-free future.

PMI’s External Affairs Research and Insights group is a growing team with big challenges. Our smoke-free transformation has completely changed the way we engage with the world. We have stakeholders to talk to and brave new messages to share. Data-driven insights are the foundation of our engagement strategy, and we are looking for someone with a passion for data.

We are currently looking for an External Affairs Strategic Research Manager who will lead the execution of analysis and outcome-based research to identify the most compelling data points, trends, and analysis which can be used to develop and deploy our EA campaigns.

You will:
  • Build and maintain a repository of country indicators, drawn from internal and external sources, which can be used to contextualize the benefits of tobacco harm reductio as government policy.
  • Analyze country indicators to identify the most compelling data points for external engagement
  • Coordinate production of regional and global reports which examine the intersection of illicit trade in tobacco and nicotine-containing products, tobacco harm reduction, and PMI’s smoke-free ambition.
  • Immerse yourself in the political landscape of countries to understand how tobacco harm reduction fits into the context of countries where we operate. This will be done through analysis of past voting trends, national priorities, and emerging issues.
  • Design infographics and other data visualization which can be used in external engagements.

Who we’re looking for:
  • Has at least 7 years’ work experience in either a major corporation, issue advocacy organization, consultancy, or political organization conducting research on public policy topics.
  • Strong analytical skills with a passion for connecting the dots from disparate data sources to produce compelling trends and insights.
  • Interest in politics and the experience to identify data points which are politically compelling.
  • Detail-oriented mindset.
  • Strong project management skills to engage and collaborate with external agencies
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office, PowerBI, and analytical software packages.

What we offer
Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress.
Join PMI and you too can:
  • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
  • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
  • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
  • Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to deliver a smoke-free future.

You’ve got this!