Washington, D.C., United States


External Affairs



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Be a part of a revolutionary change At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business - and building our future on 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 growing team, full of fresh opportunities. Our smoke-free transformation is completely changing the way we engage. We have partners 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 influence – on the media, legislators, health professionals, state level government and public policy-makers. As our work evolves, there’s space to define your role and satisfy your professional curiosity. You’ll be working across functions surrounded and supported by experts in everything from fiscal affairs and illicit trade to sustainability and public health legislation. Join us and use your relationship-building skills for good to deliver a smoke-free future. PMI is growing its state government affairs team and is looking for motived self-starters. This Manger role will report to the Southeast Regional Director and be a key player in developing and implementing PMI's government relations and public policy strategies in key Southeast states to advance the company's long term business interests. This role will work cross-functionally throughout the company to manage a portfolio of key issues in the Southeast region at both the state and local level. The role will represent PMI to all elected officials and government agencies and regulatory bodies. Represent PMI with trade associations. Build, grow, participate in, and maintain diverse coalitions in support of policy issues and business priorities. Develop and creatively implement strategic plans often with limited traditional resources to advocate for business priorities. Build support with external and internal collaborators. This role will work collaboratively with relevant internal business, public relations, community foundation and legal teams to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. Your ‘day to day’ • Build and maintain relationships on behalf of PMI with key partners in key Southeast states who have the ability to impact and influence the company's business priorities. • Cultivate, maintain, and engage trusted relationships directly with key officials including State Legislators, Governors, Attorneys General, officials working in the executive branch, independent agencies, and local officials. • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of legislation, emerging issues, and industry trends, ensuring relevant partners throughout the company are informed with analyses of the significance, relevance, and business impact of these developments in a timely manner. • Monitor, track and analyze proposed legislation and administrative actions, assess the potential impact on the company and formulate appropriate responses if necessary. • Compose policy communications on key legislative and regulatory issues, including executive briefing memos, white papers, presentations, and agency comment letters. • Develop and deploy grassroots lobbying tactics to support PMI's public policy objectives, while also using national and local political organizations to strengthen relationships with key collaborators and deepen policymaker understanding of PMI's benefit to society. • Develop and implement strategies (sometimes traditional, sometimes out of the box) to advocate for Smoke-Free policies. • Organize and implement educational and scientific engagement events for key collaborators and officials. • Host visits of elected officials to factories and R&D facilities. • Other administrative tasks to support the department as needed. Who we’re looking for • 5+ years of government, political, policy, legislative, campaign experience in Southeastern states. • Strong working understanding of the state policymaking process and government relations. • Proven track record of relationship building. • Press, media relations, public affairs or communications experience a plus. • Willing to travel around the region up to 50% of the time. • Self-starter and project leader. • Excellent communication, presentation, and public speaking skills. • Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and implementation skills. Annual Base Salary: $148,000-203,500 What we offer Our success depends on our dedicated employees who come to work here every single day with a sense 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. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer PMI Global Services Inc. is a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of March 31, 2021, PMI's smoke-free products are available for sale in 66 markets in key cities or nationwide, and PMI estimates that approximately 14.0 million adults around the world have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking. For more information, please visit and