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Title:  Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager

Job ID:  80102
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Corporate Affairs & Communications
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634


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:

Please apply till September 30, 2022, COB

Local applicants are welcome.

Department: Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Location: Taguig City, Philippines
Reporting to: Fiscal and Regulatory Affairs Lead
Role: Permanent



The incumbent is in charge of ensuring that regulatory issues and challenges in the operating environment impacting the business, with particular focus on local ordinances and regulations are proactively monitored, anticipated, and effectively addressed. Responsibilities include: monitoring emerging local regulations and developments and providing analyses on their implications to the business; drafting position papers, correspondences, internal and external submissions on regulatory issues; providing functional support to CA team on potential national regulatory issues; providing cross-functional support to M&S on local regulatory issues; ensuring company compliance on all relevant local regulatory requirements; building good working relations with key stakeholders in relevant local government units, media, and the business community; protecting corporate reputation.



  • Stakeholder Management and Engagement

    • Takes the lead in managing and constantly updating a robust stakeholder map that includes all external stakeholders that impact the operating environment, including but not limited to officials in local government units,  non-government organizations, and business communities. Develops and implements a plan to establish, maintain, and further nurture contacts and relationships with these stakeholders.  Leverage stakeholder relationships to support business and operational issues, advocate company positions and protect and promote company reputation.

  • Monitoring of Local Regulatory Environment

    • Responsible for ensuring that the company is up-to-date and knowledgeable with current and forthcoming local regulations and relevant news within his or her area of responsibility. 

  • Advocacy

    • Takes the lead in ensuring that the company advocacy strategy is executed in representations with the local government units within the area of his or her responsibility.  Represents the company with respect to local regulatory and operational concerns;  Participates in and monitors local public hearings, consultations, and other similar fora;  He or she manages the preparation of company position papers, correspondences, and other submissions, establishes points-of-contact and collaborates with external parties including industry groups, academe, media, and other like-minded parties and individuals in the advocacy and promotion of company positions. 

  • CA&C Support

    • Provides support in all other department initiatives such as but not limited to, community investment and corporate sustainability initiatives, and other internal and external engagement initiatives.

  • Operational Support

    • Provides support to other teams such as M&S, Legal, and other JTI entities operating in the market, JTI AMC, and JTI GBS, on operational matters and regulatory issues within the assigned areas of responsibility.



  • University Degree required; law degree or post-master degree in public administration, political science, or related fields is a plus
  • At least five years combined work experience in Government (executive or legislative branches), law firm, non-governmental organization, public relations or media, or in a private sector role dealing with government and corporate affairs
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CA&C processes 
  • Knowledge of fiscal and tobacco legislation
  • Understanding of the corporate CA&C strategy and corporate values
  • Strong business acumen 
  • Self-motivation
  • Decision making and accountability
  • Strong communication/negotiation/facilitation skills
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Good Team player
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence with impact
  • Strong stakeholder management



  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • 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.



  • 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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