Senior Manager Fiscal Policy

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products. 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 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 policy team in External Affairs, as well as across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal policy, customs policy, regulatory policy, product policy, environmental policy, public affairs, economic research, and illicit trade policy. You’ll be responsible to deliver impact, collaborating closely with regions and markets and other global functions. Join us and use your policy skills for good: to deliver a smoke free future.

We are currently looking for a Senior Manager Fiscal Policy to join our global EA Policy team, based in London, UK (Global Studio), and play an active role in the biggest transformation in the history of our company.
In this role, you will be responsible to support the development and coordination of PMI’s overall fiscal policy & strategy.

Key responsibilities:
  • Engage with markets to provide bespoke EA fiscal policy advice & materials, in line with the approach agreed with Management.
  • Monitor global tax developments and synthesize relevant information for market use & engagement, provide to markets and regions a fiscal toolbox that will increase awareness, expertise on global fiscal developments, and provide argumentation on key fiscal topics.
  • Support the development of all types of fiscal materials (i.e. raw data analysis, documents, position papers, presentations, studies) that form part of the fiscal and customs strategy of the department and the development of tailor-made solutions for key markets.
  • Analyze key 3rd party studies, papers, memos to support feedback into our policy and strategy, as well as development of relevant argumentation to support engagement at market level.
  • Support the development of key fiscal analysis and materials for various Capability Building initiatives (e.g.: trainings, workshops, EA Academy, etc.) to enhance fiscal policy understanding across markets, regions, and other functions in PMI.

  • Provides analysis of current fiscal environment as well as emerging fiscal trends.
  • Supports, with all needed analysis, the delivery of tailor-made guidance on fiscal policy (excise tax and customs) for regions and markets (optimal CC tax systems and differentiated systems for SFPs).
  • Supports the development of Fiscal Toolbox, incl.: PMI position papers on key fiscal topics, quarterly fiscal reports providing updates on tax changes, case studies on taxation of combusted and non-combusted products, database of relevant 3rd party studies on fiscal matters, database on other excisable goods, advocacy materials with argumentation and narrative for markets presenting key principles of differentiated taxation for SFPs, GFIS tax tables reports, customs database, fiscal webinars and workshops.

Desired Profile:
  • Bachelor’s or preferably master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Business Management, or related fields.
  • Related work experience (8 years +)
o Fiscal / Government / External Affairs (market, region, HQ) in highly regulated products (tobacco & nicotine a plus).
o Experience in the fiscal affairs area a must.
o Experience / understanding of business development / commercial (link of portfolio pricing & tax) a plus.
o Knowledge of customs issues / excise administration a plus.
o Understanding/experience of the interplay between policy & politics in legislative process.
  • Ability to develop and prepare issue papers, advocacy materials and executive-level presentations that are impactful, comprehensible and bridge policy and politics.
  • Ability to analyze issues and develop logical, customer-centric solutions, and distil into a concise, comprehensible, and impactful narrative.
  • Good business understanding paired with excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity and collaboration with numerous cross-functional teams (PBO model).
  • Ability to engage with external 3rd parties on fiscal affairs policy matters.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills, writing skills, analytical skills, agility, resilience, outcome orientation.

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!