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Manager External Affairs, Scientific Engagement (Remote within Canada) Toronto, Canada External Affairs - job post

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc
(part of Philip Morris International)
77 reviews
Toronto, ONRemote
$175,000–$196,000 a year - Permanent
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Manager External Affairs, Scientific Engagement (Remote within Canada)

Be a part of a revolutionary change
At Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (“RBH”), Philip Morris International’s subsidiary in Canada, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products to pave the way for a smoke-free future for all Canadians.

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 stakeholders to talk to and brave new messages to share. We need talented people who are also excited by our sense of purpose to help liaise and interact with media, legislators, health professionals, national governments, 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.

Your ‘day to day’
The Manager Scientific Engagement is responsible for creating awareness and deeper understanding of PMI's Smoke Free Products science specific to Canada and its Key Scientific Opinion Leaders (KSOLs). The Manager of Scientific Engagement is a member of the External Affairs Leadership Team and works collaboratively with the Managers of Government Relations and Sustainability, Communications, and Illicit Trade Prevention, to achieve the Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) and regulatory objectives of PMI in Canada. The Manager of Scientific Engagement will work to build a Scientific Engagement Strategy, including identifying and preparing an engagement plan for KSOLs, planning events such as speaking engagements to disseminate science in support of THR and identifying strategic opportunities for Scientific Engagement in Canada. The Manager of Scientific Engagement is responsible for 2-3 Scientific Engagement Team members and reports to the Head of External Affairs

Major accountabilities
  • Oversee and lead the development and execution of scientific engagement strategies and plans to increase the understanding and interests within the Canadian scientific and medical community of PMI’s scientific approach and results.
  • Provide scientific engagement education and coaching to internal teams on overall PMI Science, scientific engagement strategy and rules of engagement. This includes appropriate scientific training, including but not limited to the senior management, external affairs, communications, marketing & commercial team, and scientific consultants.
  • Identify and build a network of key scientific opinion leaders, developing, executing, and monitoring engagement plans in collaboration with regional and market External Affairs as well as global scientific engagement.
  • Proactively communicate company’s views and positions in support of tobacco harm reduction, acting as a spokesperson on scientific matters as needed.
  • Manage a team of 2-3 direct reports, including setting objectives, providing coaching and direction, conducting performance management reviews, and ensuring completion of training on PMI policies.

Who we’re looking for
  • Experience in life sciences or pharmaceutical industry, ideally in Medical Affairs e.g. Medical Communications, Medical Science Liaison or Medical Information.
  • Served at a management level, including leading complex cross-functional projects among multi-disciplinary stakeholders in R&D, law, corporate/regulatory affairs, communications, sales, marketing, planning and/or operations. International experience, preferably coming from multinational companies is, as well as public speaking/media engagement is a strong advantage.

What we offer
We offer the opportunity to join an organization where you can grow in a wide range of business functions. You will have the chance to build your professional expertise, business understanding, and leadership capabilities in a collaborative, challenging environment where we will empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
The position has a salary range between $175,000 and $196,000.
Our company fosters excellence in execution and is comprised of dedicated people all working together to continue to grow our status as industry leaders. We offer our employees a competitive salary, an attractive compensation package, including flexible work schedules (where applicable), health and wellness programs, and attractive benefits options.
You will also be a 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.

Who we are
We are Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., Philip Morris International’s subsidiary in Canada -an International Fortune 500 Company. Today we are Canada's second largest tobacco company. In addition, RBH Inc. was awarded Top Employer for 2017, 2018 & 2019. We currently employ over 700 people throughout our six corporate and sales offices and our factory.
Our parent company PMI is one of the world’s leading international tobacco companies. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of smoke-free products.
Click on the following link to learn more about what RBH believes:
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all current and prospective employees, as well as to promoting a culture of inclusion and respect for everyone. We celebrate the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment, and we recognize that each employee brings their own unique capabilities, experiences, and perspectives to the organization. It is this diversity that adds value to our teams, as well as to our stakeholders.
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, marital/family status (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, immigrant and newcomer status, gender identity/expression, age, citizenship, or disability. We consider qualified applicants who have passed criminal background checks, consistent with legal requirements.
We strive to recognize and value diversity and equity, and to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented groups and the four designated groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We value, respect, and equally support applicants from these groups.
We welcome and encourage applicants to reach their full potential with us. If you are unable to apply for a position online, or require any further accommodation during our recruitment process, please contact:
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