Manager, Political & External Affairs

24 May, 2023


Manager, Political & External Affairs

Phillip Morris International
Washington, D.C.

Be a part of a revolutionary change

At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on one clear purpose – to deliver a smoke-free future.
With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

Our success depends on people who are committed to our purpose and have an appetite for progress.

The Manager, Political & External Affairs will be responsible for supporting the establishment and maintenance of a political engagement presence in the U.S., including a federal Political Action Committee (PAC) and state PACs, as needed. In addition, this position will help build and support our political infrastructure in the U.S., managing all political contributions, supporting grassroots advocacy and mobilization programs, and developing and strengthening PMI’s relationships with third-party organizations.

Your ‘day to day’:

• Administer all day-to-day operations of our political engagement program including the PAC and state related giving. Work with legal counsel to ensure legal and ethical compliance obligations, including filing all appropriate FEC and IRS forms/reports; support state team with filings, as needed.
• Communicate with the PAC Board of Directors as needed and directed by the Director Political & External Affairs.
• Develop PAC budgets, solicitation plans and materials to execute fundraising drives
• Identify political candidates and races for PAC support in coordination with EA Federal Team.
• Manage key PAC activities, including solicitations, identify and register for fundraising activities, and collect contributions.
• Draft and review all printed PAC materials for Board members. Prepare reports and supporting documentation for Board consideration, as directed.
• Represent PMI’s PAC and the External Affairs function at events, as needed
• Work with fundraising consultants, internal partners, and external stakeholders to organize fundraising and other events for Members of Congress.
• Responsible for extensive PAC/political research.
• Support Grassroots and Advocacy related programs, as needed.
• Develop and strengthen PMI’s relationships with third-party organizations.

Who we’re looking for:

• Bachelor’s degree in political science, business administration, communications, public policy, or a related field.
• 8-10 years of professional experience in government, political campaigns, public policy, and government relations
• Ability to lead, develop and implement political programs and processes, including PAC management and PAC administration
• Previous project management experience and strong proficiency with the technology to support political programs and engagements
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Effective presentation skills.
• Effective organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills.
• Legally authorized to work in the US.

Annual Base Salary Range: $144,000 – $198,000

What we offer

• We offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus (applicable based on level of position), great medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with a generous company match, incredible wellness benefits, commuter benefits, pet insurance, generous PTO, and much more!
• We have implemented Smart Work, a hybrid model of working that promotes flexibility in the workplace.
• Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
• Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture where everyone’s contribution is respected; Collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
• Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
• Take pride in delivering our promise to society: To improve the lives of a billion smokers.


PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
PMI Global Services Inc. and PM Global Brands Inc. are a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. In addition, PMI ships versions of its IQOS Platform 1 device and consumables to Altria Group, Inc. for sale under license in the U.S., where these products have received marketing authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway; the FDA has also authorized the marketing of a version of IQOS and its consumables as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), finding that an exposure modification order for these products is appropriate to promote the public health. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of September 30, 2022, PMI’s smoke-free products are available for sale in 70 markets in key cities or nationwide, and PMI estimates that approximately 13.5 million adults around the world, excluding Russia and Ukraine have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking. For more information, please visit and
Philip Morris International is committed to a safe workplace. We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols that meet or exceed local public health guidelines. Workplace safety remains our number one priority. As a result, PMI recommends all US- and Canada-based employees to be vaccinated in order to access any of our facilities; this is subject to change solely at the Company’s discretion.

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Job posted: 2023-05-24