Senior Manager Regulatory Policy

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Be a part of a revolutionary change

At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something different and disruptive. We’re transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products (SFPs) and evolving our portfolio for the long term to include products outside of the tobacco and nicotine sector. One clear purpose - to deliver a smoke-free future.
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.

External Affairs is a large and diverse team full of fresh opportunities. Our smoke-free transformation is completely changing the way we engage. We have stakeholders to talk to and brave new messages to share. We need talented people who are also excited by our sense of purpose to help expand our advocacy towards legislators, civil society, interested 3rd party stakeholders, think tanks, national governments, and public policymakers.

As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working within the broader Public Policy & Economic Research team in External Affairs (EA), as well as across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal policy, customs policy, regulatory/product policy, environmental policy, public affairs, economic research, and illicit trade. Join us and use your policy skills for good: to deliver a smoke free future.

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager Regulatory Policy to join our global EA Regulatory Policy team and play an active role in the biggest transformation in the history of our company.

Regulatory Policy sits in the broader Public Policy & Economic Research team, which is primarily located across London, Brussels and Lausanne (Switzerland). However, this specific role is based in London, UK (at the Global Studio, in Central London).

The main purpose of this role will be to support development of innovative and sustainable regulatory approaches for the expanding portfolio of our products and supportive advocacy narratives to advance our global transformation away from cigarettes and other combustible products. This role will primarily support our smoke-free nicotine and emerging non-nicotine businesses.

PMI has a flexible working culture. Some international travel is required.

Key responsibilities:
-Monitors regulatory developments & trends related to existing and emerging SFP categories impacting regulatory classification, product features, commercial freedoms, etc. and identifies potential directions in which regulations can evolve.
-Monitors emerging regulatory trends in other sectors to find regulatory benchmarks, potential parallels and alliances that can be leveraged for successful advocacy for smoke-free transformation.
-In close collaboration and alignment with other EA Policy teams (SFP Category Heads, Product Policy and Fiscal Policy), as well as other EA functions (Business Development, Public Affairs, EA teams in the Regions and markets) and beyond, prepares recommendations on regulatory approaches.
-Develops credible and compelling narratives to support company and industry transformation.
-Maps relevant policy stakeholders (incl., think-tanks, key opinion leaders, consultants, etc.).
-Engages with markets to provide bespoke EA regulatory policy advice & materials.
-Manages external consultants and research projects.

-Provides analysis of the current regulatory environment as well as emerging regulatory policy trends (within tobacco & nicotine sector and beyond) vs their impact on the current SFP portfolio and future product innovation.
-Develops innovative policy approaches and provides input on regulatory blueprints.
-Actively contributes to development of regulatory recommendations, in close collaboration with other EA Policy teams (Product, Fiscal, ESG, Economic Research), other EA functions (Business Development and Public Affairs), and EA teams in the Regions and markets.
-Provides regulatory policy narratives to EA regions and markets, developed in close coordination with other functions beyond EA (including Global Communications, Consumer Insights, etc.).
-Produces high quality research for key projects.

Desired Profile:
-Education: Public/Gov. Policy, Law, Business Management or related fields.
-Related work experience (8 years +)
-No prior experience in tobacco or nicotine is necessary. However, experience of other highly regulated industries such as technology, alcohol, food & beverage, pharma, cannabis, chemical, energy, natural resources etc. including involvement in regulating these sectors as a representative of a governmental / regulatory institution or consultancy firm is a distinct advantage.
-Experience in policy / law-making process, incl. involvement in revision of legislation and related engagements with policy makers at the Governmental and Parliamentary levels.
-Good business understanding & experience in collaboration with commercial teams is a plus.
-Ability to analyze political and regulatory trends to determine opportunities and risks for the business.
-Ability to analyze the link between regulatory framework / trends and business development / product commercialization (e.g., identifying regulatory risks vs opportunities in the context of product portfolio development).
-Deep understanding of the rules of policy- and law-making processes, including at international or regional level, that will provide a strategic advantage in developing viable regulatory proposals / strategies that will resonate with external, regulatory and political stakeholders.
-Ability to analyze issues and develop logical, customer-centric solutions, and distill into a concise, comprehensible, and impactful recommendations which bridge policy and politics.
-Ability to manage complexity and collaboration with numerous cross-functional teams (PBO).
-Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, agility, resilience, outcome orientation, tact and diplomacy.
-Ability to engage with external 3rd parties on regulatory policy matters.

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.