Corporate Communication Manager
British American Tobacco Nigeria
Lausanne, Switzerland
vor 7 Tg.

British American Tobacco is a truly global organization. Our companies employ more than 55,000 people in a business spanning some 180 markets worldwide.

In Switzerland, we employ more than 450 people in Lausanne and Boncourt.

At British American Tobacco, everyone is different, yet with their own unique backgrounds, interests and skills. Combining those differences help us to do amazing things and that’s what makes life interesting!

In our Legal and External Affairs team in Lausanne we are looking for a :

Corporate Communications Manager

Context and accountabilities

We are looking for a strong candidate to play a key role in our Legal & External Affairs department.

The key task in this role is to manage the corporate affairs activities of the Legal & External Affairs team with a focus on the management of media.

Main Accountabilities : External Communication

External Communication

  • Prepare the content of media and regulatory engagement communication toolkits
  • Manage media inquiries (press office) and corporate requests
  • Prepare content and background information for interviews, key company messages, and corporate positions.
  • Act as one of BATs spokesperson for media and public
  • Monitor press reports, manage media clippings, and corporate newsletters
  • Prepare press releases and media conferences
  • Manage and work closely with Media agency to ensure appropriate communication of company key messages
  • Implement corporate communication campaigns in line with corporate brand guidelines
  • Manage and update internal and external corporate websites
  • Manage internal media training
  • Work in close collaboration with the legal team on all matters which entail reputational aspect
  • Sustainability

  • Plan and organize activities of the BAT Foundation, including the organization of internal and public events
  • Manage various partnerships with local organizations
  • Manage company’s littering program according to strategy
  • Internal communication :

  • Coordination of monthly internal staff briefing (town hall)
  • Manage regular publication of corporate messages on intranet
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience :

  • Graduate professional with at least two years of relevant Communications / Media / Public Relations experience
  • Good knowledge of relevant Swiss media landscape and of the Swiss political environment
  • Working experience in a multinational FMCG company is a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German and excellent command of English. A strong command of French is an asset
  • Ability to research and write to high standards
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage time and tasks efficiently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills, ability to manage the budget
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • Creative and enquiring mind; preferably extrovert and intuitive
  • If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed, you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential.

    British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

    We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

    Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

    Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes.

    Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

    Contractual Legal Entity : BAT Switzerland SA (CH10)

    Job Segment : Communications, Corporate Communications, PR, Law, Manager, Marketing, Legal, Management

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