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Title:  Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager

Job ID:  83130
Country:  Thailand
City:  Bangkok
Professional area:  Corporate Affairs & Communications
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Bangkok, 10, TH, 10110


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 is why 87% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, eight 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:


Local applicants only.
Department: Corporate Affairs & Communications
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to: Corporate Affairs & Communications Director


Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager


In collaboration with CA&C Director, this person manages the Corporate Affairs & Communications Function in JTI Thailand with a focus on: Regulatory issues, Tax strategies, MOPH tobacco issues, and Tobacco Association-related activities. He/she develops strategies for communication (internal and external), Public relations, Corporate image building, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Relationship building with key stakeholders, for the purpose of shaping operational environments to serve JTI's business interest. Being prudent and taking into account the local political circumstances, governmental tax revenue needs and competitive environment

What will you do?


  • Regulatory Affairs
    • Extensive knowledge of the regulatory and political systems and, ideally, of any developments surrounding smoking and tobacco product issues, promote JTI’s interests via active participation in industry associations, and development of relationships among all allies and stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with Legal on the interpretation of tobacco control regulations, excise tax & earmark tax related regulations (currently in force, in force and upcoming); advocacy letters and position papers on tobacco-related laws ; Attend industry meetings where we share common regulatory concerns, advocacy and strategy
  • Government Relations
    • Leverage extensive government relations experience to define key messages, build networks, maintain good contacts, and effectively communicate with appropriate governmental officials and committees, regulatory agencies and political representatives. Collaborate with Legal to create arguments for upcoming regulations and assist in advocacy arguments before relevant government agencies; public consultations re proposed tobacco control regulations
  • Media Relations
    • Maintain good contacts and communication with the news media, define key messages, influence public opinion to promote JTI’s interests and deliver the company’s messages to balance public debate on tobacco related issues.
  • Communications
    • Develop and implement strategies and programs utilizing print, electronic and other media to motivate, educate and align employees to corporate objectives and initiatives for internal communication. Including but not limited to Townhalls and Business update sessions. 
    • Manage communication in crisis situations and maintain coordination with internal management, staff, media partners, industry partners, opinion leaders and the general public
  • JTI Corporate Branding
    • Manage the public opinion and trends regarding public policy issues, ideally with some reference to cigarette products, smoking and health issues.
    • Collaborate with P&C on both internal / external Employer Branding initiatives to ensure compliance with ministries and other government authorities.
  • Stakeholder management 
    • Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure compliance, aligned messaging and serve as conduit to the regional APAC team.
  • Other 
    • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.


Who are we looking for?


  • Minimum 7-10 years expertise in related field of government, law firm, FMCG
  • Master degree or higher, preferably in Legal, MBA, Economics, Politics or similar
  • Ability to define key messages, build networks, maintain good contacts, and effectively communicate with appropriate government officials and related stakeholders. 
  • Native Thai, Fluent English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High capacity for leadership and influence
  • Resourceful and proactive


What's in it for you?


  • Work at our JTI office in Bangkok.
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.

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