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Reynolds American Sr Manager Public Health Engagement in Washington, District Of Columbia

Sr Manager Public Health Engagement

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SR MANAGER PUBLIC HEALTH ENGAGEMENT

SENIORITY LEVEL: Mid-Senior Level

FUNCTION: Scientific & Public Health Affairs, Scientific Research & Development

LOCATION: Washington DC

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

Reports to

Sr Director Strategic Stakeholder Engagement /SVP – SP&HA (temporarily)

Number of Direct Reports

TBD

Core Relationships

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Global Life Sciences, Product Development, Marketing, Legal and External Affairs

Geographic Scope

US – local

Travel Required

10%

The Manager of Public Health Stakeholder Engagementwill contribute to building an exciting new strategy as part of a newly created Scientific and Public Health Affairs function,with the aim of advancing Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in the USA.The primary responsibilities of this role are to help develop a robust and comprehensive public health stakeholder program and drive the execution of the plan in collaboration with internal and external partners. You will need to review, analyse, and translate complex science and issues into stakeholder specific education, solutions and engagement that will be focused on THR and reduced risk products. You will establish relationships and work with multiple functions internally and must be comfortable in a matrixed organization. You will maintain high scientific standards and integrity, while adhering to all applicable regulations and procedures. This is an unique opportunity to help build a new strategy and program during an exciting transformative period at the company whose new mission is focused on a future smokeless world.

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Support the direction on a newly formed scientific and public health affairs strategy focused on tobacco harm reduction (THR) and non-combustible reduced risk products.

  • Help develop and handle a comprehensive US public health stakeholder engagement program and plans on THR and reduced risk products that aligns with the company and functional strategy.

  • Execute outreach and engagement initiatives to educate critical stakeholder communities, that include healthcare/medical professionals and the broader scientific and public health communities.

  • Review the latest science and medical information and translate this into evidence-based audience-specific education plans, programs and supporting materials.

  • Author and / or co-author evidence-based articles and communications for multiple channels for a variety of audiences.

  • Engage with key public health stakeholders on evidence-based positions in support of THR.

  • Serve as the primary contact for specific stakeholder communities and manage certain external partners and third-party vendors.

  • Manage budget spend specific to the position’s responsibilities and liaise with functions such as procurement to bring new vendors on board.

  • Use and manage data analytics and insights tools to inform, develop and track strategies and plans internally and with the help of third-party organizations.

  • Establish cross-functional partnerships internally by liaising withGlobal Life Sciences, Regulatory Affairs, Legal and External Affairs, and other relevant functions.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • PhD in public health, biology, health or allied health sciences, health economics or other relevant disciplines with a minimum of 3 – 5 years of relevant experience in an academic institution, public health organization, relevant NGO or regulated industry. Or an M.S. in similar fields with 5-7 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience synthesizing complex technical/medical/science into concise, effective and impactful communications, for multiple formats and channels, and for different audiences.

  • Strong ability to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to ambiguous or complex public health and scientific challenges.

  • Strong engagement, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with multiple functions.

  • Self-starter with experience influencing effectively, excellent project management skills, and with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills, with the ability to interface with multiple levels internally and externally.

  • Experience working with and managing third party strategic and tactical vendors specific to this sub-function.

  • Knowledge of tobacco harm reduction research and nicotine science is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment and manage and execute multiple projects often under time constraints.

WE ARE REYNOLDS AMERICAN—A member of the BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO GROUP

At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

BENEFITS OVERVIEW

Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.

  • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email atTalentAcquisition@RJRT.com (TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.)

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