Corporate Communications Manager

British American Tobacco (BAT)

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British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice - whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

 

Job Number:  4621

Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

Job Descriptions

  • British American Tobacco is looking for a new colleague to join us in the Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CORA) team, in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • As a key member of the Corporate and Regulatory Affairs (CORA) team, the IC & S Manager will manage the company’s internal communications programme, provide strategic communication support to the business and assist employees and managers understand their role in making business goals a reality.
  • He/She will also be responsible for addressing key business-related social, environmental and economic impacts in a way that builds value for our stakeholders as well as our shareholders, which will in turn improve our commercial sustainability
  • This role reports to the Area head of Cora and is a self-managed role with no direct reports, the coverage bering the West African Area (Anglophone and Francophone)

Business Responsibilities
Internal Communications:

  • Set strategy to manage employee communications that ensure employees understand and support company strategies, principles and initiatives, and the impact on the employee’s day-to-day activities.
  • Develops, manages and produces effective communications tools & platforms, such as company magazines, corporate literature and internal campaigns, that ensure staff are aware of and supporting business initiatives, and success.
  • Develops and manages the development of annual communications cycle plans that incorporates functional and company requirements and supports the company plan and focus.

Sustainability:

  • Strengthening the recommended approach to Sustainability Agenda.
  • Drive high standards and best practice on Sustainability management approach.
  • Provide technical advice and support on Sustainability issues.
  • Monitor emerging global sustainability issues.

Essential Requirements

  • Graduate calibre, ideally with professional or higher qualification in PR, Internal Communication or Corporate Communication.
  • Experience in developing and implementing Sustainability programmes in a corporate environment.
  • Expert in project management and good understanding of the tobacco regulatory environment.
  • 5 years+ broad internal communications experience, ideally in a blue chip company.
  • Understanding of the wider communications disciplines; experience of change management.
  • Understanding of research tools and methodologies; can conduct small scale qual. and quant. Research.
  • The job-holder should demonstrate an aptitude for policy-making and stakeholder engagement processes.
  • He/She should have comprehensive understanding of Sustainability issues within corporate organisations, comprehensive understanding of stakeholder management and reporting process and best practice standards and mechanisms.
  • Ability to identify sustainability issues cross functionally and drive a sustainable agenda to address issues identified.

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Summary

Company

British American Tobacco (BAT)

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Marketing / Advertising / Communications

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Application Deadline

Friday