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Title:  Country Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager

Job ID:  49444
Country:  Algeria
City:  Algiers
Professional area:  Corporate Affairs & Communications
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
Location: 

Algiers, 01, DZ, 16000

 

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. 

Learn more: jti.com

 

Country Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager - Algiers, Algeria

 

Purpose of the Position:

The Country Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager leads the development and implementation of public affairs strategies, communications programs, and tactics to generate continued value for the Country by improving the business operating environment and removing barriers to profitable volume growth.                                                                                                                    

Defines the Country's public affairs and corporate reputation strategies and manages relationships with government, media, opinion leaders, SMEs, NGOs, non-profit organizations, distribution partners, consumers, and Company associates.
Leverages the Company assets, programs, and a network of key contacts to deploy resources against critical tax and other public policy issues; knowledgeable of best practices globally; implements locally; and exports best practices throughout the North Africa cluster and beyond. 
Leads strategies for the community investment projects of the company. 
Mitigates risk by coordinating crisis communication and reputation management routines.
Builds communication capability of associates within the Country.

 

Main Responsibilities: 

1.    Strategy development and execution
-    Lead public affairs efforts on local levels by developing strategies to support business objectives.
-    Engage and coordinate with distribution partners to create alignment on objectives and secure active participation in CA&C initiatives when needed.
-    Develop win-win strategies with government and regulatory authorities to mitigate business risk.
-    Recruit and manage third-party advocates.
-    Develop effective communication strategies to enhance the reputation.
-    Manage budget and monitor effectiveness of initiatives.

2.    Stakeholder engagement
-    Influence policy decisions by building and managing relationships with third parties including government and advisors, business associations, NGOs, opinion leaders, and academia to mitigate threats to the business.
-    Proactively engage media (traditional and online) to deliver enhanced communications.

3.    Community and sustainability initiatives
-    Develop and manage purposeful community investment programs, measure and assess the effectiveness.

4.    Associate development
-    Coordinate internal communication and events, and contribute to Community Sense of Belonging initiatives in collaboration with HR.

5.    Country Leadership team member
-    As a key member of the Country leadership team, contribute to the development of the Annual Business Plan and the overall Strategic Business Plan.

 

Skills & Experience:

  • University/Bachelor’s degree required - University/Advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of communications experience working in large corporations or for an agency supporting large clients. 
  • History of engaging with government, policymakers, and advisors at a high level; evidence of success in managing challenging tax and regulatory environments
  • Demonstrated familiarity with online and social media; proven experience in building relationships with the media and the connection between media and policy thinking/development.
  • Arabic/French/English - Fluent
  • Business skills: Solid understanding of the industry and advanced understanding of the contribution of public affairs and communications in achieving business goals. Solid understanding of tax and regulatory issues and how they affect the business.
  • Strategic skills: Demonstrates creativity and problem-solving mentality; speaks with authority on behalf of the Company and communicates complex issues with clarity.
  • Collaborative skills: Positively manage interactions with a range of stakeholders; builds value-based relationships; demonstrated experience in managing third-party advocates; partners with corporate SMEs on tax and regulatory issues; personally acts as an Ambassador and inspires others by demonstrated leadership.
  • Organizational skills: builds capability; establishes productive management routines 
  • Personal attributes: Demonstrates a high degree of personal responsibility and accountability; uses sound judgment and common sense; displays maturity, openness, and self-confidence.


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