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Media Relations Manager

Philip Morris

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Media Relations Manager



You have strong experience in managing complex proactive communications campaigns, ideally for a heavily regulated corporation. You have experience supporting Senior Management in external communication. You are a proven media spokesperson in outlets with global reach. You have a sound understanding of social media and channel management. You have a proactive and winning mindset, and can manage crisis or sensitive situations. You work well in a cross-team environment to leverage opportunities to drive corporate share of voice.


As part of the Communications team within the Corporate Affairs team of Philip Morris International in Lausanne, Switzerland, you will work closely with internal stakeholders and business partners to develop earned media strategy, and lead coordination and execution to proactively support the company’s reputational, business and policy objectives. The position is based in Lausanne.


Specifically you will:

  • Contribute to the implementation of PMI’s long-term, global external communication strategy working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Further develop PMI’s network with key media in international media hubs, in particular the outlets and journalists covering PMI, its current and future business and associated policy issues
  • Participate in the day-to-day management of the company’s press office including rapid response practices
  • Act as a company spokesperson as needed
  • Develop media statements and messaging, and prepare briefings to effectively communicate the company’s views and shape the external environment
  • Draft press releases, web content, op-eds in support of PMI news and positions
  • Work with and manage external communications consultants



  • Bachelor degree
  • Extensive experience working in an international context with cross-functional teams
  • At ease in a complex and evolving business environment
  • Deep understanding of media relations with high impact global outlets
  • Fluency with social media platforms  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; native English preferred. Additional second language is a strong plus
  • Open to travel 



We offer the opportunity to join a professional, international Communications team in a challenging, international and diverse workplace. At PMI, we sincerely believe that the right people make the difference. We offer rewarding career and development opportunities in a fast-paced environment, with exposure to multiple cultures and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.


PMI is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including
Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products with the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see www.pmi.com


Job ID CH-CA-01072016

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