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Title:  Corporate Affairs Manager

Job ID:  85463
Country:  Myanmar
City:  Yangon
Professional area:  Corporate Affairs & Communications
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Yangon, 06, MM, 11141


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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This position will be responsible to monitor, assess and anticipate changes in the Tobacco related regulatory environment (including: Political and legislative), with a special focus on threats that create commercial risks and/or the opportunities that provide the company with a competative advantage. In addition, you shall support engagement with concerned stakeholders (i.e. governmental authorities, media and both internal and external parties etc.). In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible to coordinate, advocate and implement a Anti-Illicit Trade strategy in coordination with both internal and external Stakeholders locally, regionally and at a global level. Moreover, there will be a particular focus on the development and the implementation of internal/ external communication and corporate philanthropy strategies and programs.



  • Establish a strong working relationship with key government stakeholders (including Myanmar Investment Commission, Ministry of investment and foreign economic relation, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health). Identify and expand stakeholders and work with various government authorities to ensure the delivery of JTI legislative and Tax objectives.
  • Lead and implement engagement activities to ensure company’s interests are protected. Plan, track, and log engagement activities and report back to Director and region/cluster head. Develop a relationship with media to ensure the JTI story is well told and circulated. Monitor media stories in print and online and ensure information is circulated regarding issues related to the industry in Myanmar.
  • Communicate top-down messages from JTI’s leaders.
  • Work with Corporate Affairs Director, Regional and HQ teams to ensure intelligence is shared with the Director, region and headquarters. Flag any issues related to regulation of the tobacco industry in Myanmar to the Director, region, and HQ.
  • Maintain stakeholder engagement logs and provide two monthly reports to the Director to be used in the regional monthly reports. Support drafting letters, positions and briefing to be presented to government officials. Facilitate and manage relationship with the Tobacco industry and other key stakeholders
  • Perform other CA activities, such as investigation of illicit trade, and other reporting requirements.

Other (if applicable)

  • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon Director’s request.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Communications or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a CA&C, preferably in multi-national FMCG organization or a large local firm working closely with government authorities and entities.
  • Knowledge in the legislative process in Myanmar will be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, influential, strong leadership, teamwork qualities and exposure to one or more of Asia's developed markets is highly desirable.
  • Previous Tobacco industry experience will be an advantage.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • The candidate should be articulate, cultured and well presented.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity is a critical requirement.



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.


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