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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Finance Global Graduate Management Trainee (2020) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Finance Global Graduate Management Trainee (2020)

Date:Sep 10, 2019

Location:Winston-Salem, NC, US



Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI), part of British American Tobacco (BAT), is a world-leading manufacturer that’s transforming the tobacco industry through innovation. Every day, our people, workplaces and brands set us apart as we create a future that redefines the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century. Our portfolio of brands includes Newport, Camel, Grizzly and Vuse.

What is the Global Graduate Program (GGP)?

Our Global Graduate Program (GGP) is an entry-level opportunity designed for recent graduates who want to fast-track their career, globally. BAT is a market leader in over 55 countries with over 55,000 employees. The GGP prepares you for a management role within one year, with international career opportunities across BAT’s footprint.

Successful Global Graduates are:

  • Bold and creative thinkers who thrive in collaborative environments

  • Committed to making an impact and driving results

  • Eager to embrace change in a fast-paced environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, International Business, or a related field

  • 0-3 years of experience in Finance or a related field

  • Global mobility

  • High academic performance

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong business acumen and a strategic mindset

  • Intellectual curiosity and ambition

The GGP offers:

  • Fast-track career progression

  • Intensive, hands-on training and support

  • International opportunity

  • Year-long foundation-building program, in which you’ll:

  • Understand our consumers and our competitors

  • Get hands-on experience in our retail environment

  • Engage in an experiential journey to fully understand our business

  • On-the-job training in a role making an impact from day one

  • Global Graduates participate in a 2-week intensive learning and networking experience in the UK, the Global Graduate Academy, during which you’ll develop an understanding of our global business strategy

  • Global Graduates are assigned a mentor to support learning and development through continuous feedback, coaching and evaluation.

Become a Global Graduate in Finance

As a Global Graduate in Finance, you’ll get exposure to the commercial elements of the business across Marketing (Consumer and Trade Marketing) and Supply (Operations).

Commercial Finance supports the commercial functions of the organization in setting the overall organizational commercial strategy as well as ensuring the delivery of financial objectives. Your immersion into the function will allow for a deep understanding of the commercial drivers of the business including pricing, cost management, and marketing investment for all our categories including combustibles, traditional oral, and new product categories. The Commercial Finance team works closely with the business in driving our transformation vision with a core focus on the vapor and modern oral categories. Cross functional business partnering is critical element to your experience as you work with our brand marketing, trade marketing, and operations teams to create and capture value across the business.

Supply Finance supports Operations in providing a high-quality product while actively delivering financial goals. You will be provided the opportunity to engage in all facets of production, from receipt of raw materials, finished goods manufacturing and delivery utilizing an extensive warehouse network. Supply supports all categories, including combustibles, traditional oral and new product categories such as vapor and modern oral – each with unique production challenges. Cross functional business partnering opportunities include marketing finance, brand marketing, research and development, legal, tax and participation in global sourcing initiatives.


  • Support the development of commercial strategies and delivering on financial objectives

  • Provide finance support for business partners including budgeting and financial analysis

  • Develop robust business cases which support key investment decisions across commercial areas

  • Deliver monthly financial forecasting including variance analysis which identify key drivers of financial performance

  • Identify and drive continuous improvement across key financial processes


Beyond the world-class learning and development opportunities the GGP provides, we also offer:

+ + Generous salary and paid vacation

  • Bonus incentives for all employees

  • 401(k) savings plan. We contribute 3% regardless of whether you participate, and on top of that, we match your contribution at 100% up to 6%.

  • Flexible hours and remote work options

  • Best-in-class parental leave plan offering 16 weeks of paid leave for Moms and Dads and up to 8 months of a reduced work schedule

  • Peer-to-peer recognition

  • Free personal financial counseling

  • High-quality medical, dental, vision, and disability care at affordable rates

  • On-site health & fitness centers

  • Robust training and professional development programs

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to 85% for employees who wish to pursue their formal education

  • Discounts on technology, wireless plans, automobiles, and home and auto insurance


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem

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