Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


‘Be a part of a revolutionary change’

About us
At PMI we’ve chosen to do something incredible. 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!

We are looking for a senior Regulatory Affairs Manager to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring PMI adopts the accurate strategy to shape, lead and leverage regulatory and fiscal policies to deliver a smoke free future in the UK. Alongside this, you will be leading on the delivery of in-market Illicit Trade Prevention (ITP) strategies and implementation along with the delivery of wider global ITP objectives on an as needs basis. As such, maintaining relevant relationships at the right levels across the UK government on an ongoing basis would be required.

Your day to day

As a manager, you will be leading a team to navigate a complex and changing regulatory and fiscal environment to ensure our product portfolio supports our ambitious growth plan. You will be required to anticipate and influence changes and lead the business in this moving landscape!

You will be the point of contact for all partners in the business to depend on specific regulatory and technical support to provide regulatory guidance and advice for their decision making.

In close partnership with the Legal team, you and the team will be advising the business to which marketing strategies can be deployed across multiple channels for commercial success. You’ll need the ability to manage and mitigate risk in the face of competing commercial and regulatory demand across multiple categories.

Reporting to the External Affairs Director, you’ll be overseeing the representation of PML externally across a range of Trade Bodies on issues of both regulatory and commercial significance. This will ensure budgets are allocated effectively and efficiently in line with the strategic aims in the UK and globally.

You will be required to work closely with our Operation Centre in Lausanne, Regional colleagues, the finance, and commercial teams as well external consultants to define a regulatory and fiscal framework which delivers for the business as a whole.

To be successful in your application, you will be required to have the right to work in the UK.

About you
  • We are looking for someone that has extensive experience in creating and setting regulatory strategies.
  • You’ll enjoy leading a team and can motivate, develop, direct and empower people to excel and strive for excellence.
  • You have experience in engaging and liaising with a range of senior external stakeholders across commercial, political, and competitive areas.
  • You are an individual who can assess political and reputation risk and spot opportunities and areas of improvement.
  • To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate a high level of accountability, excellent communication and influencing skills, including critical thinking.
  • You are someone that is resilient, discreet, and results-oriented, and can manage multiple goals and deadlines.
  • You're a problem solver and critical thinker that can navigate competing objectives of various stakeholders.

What we offer
We are a Global organisation that supports our colleagues around the world. We pride ourselves in providing security in an ever-changing world. PMI offers outstanding performers the opportunity to develop themselves, and grow their careers within the business, both locally and worldwide. Working with us offers a demanding, fast paced career and we want to reward that.

From our competitive salary, flexible working options, enhanced parental leave policy, medical cover, life assurance and season ticket loans, we have you covered. Our comprehensive flexible benefits pot allows you to further tailor your benefits to suit you.

Our commitment to inclusion
PMI is committed to ensuring that all of our employees feel welcome and feel that they belong and can thrive with us.

We have a number of internal networks that are inclusive and open for anyone to join, including EMBRACE our Race and Ethnicity network, STRIPES our LGBTQ+ network and WIN our women's network. We’re also extremely proud to be the first global company to be awarded Equal Salary Certification.

We take wellbeing seriously, so we have trained mental health First Aiders to help support our employees, as well as support in the form of our LifeWorks app and Employee Assistance Programme.

PMI is an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.
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