Monday, October 17, 2016

Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications; Reynolds American Incorporated

Career Opportunities: Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications (2401)

Req ID 2401 - Posted 10/05/2016 - RAI Services Company - Communications - Winston-Salem_ NC

Reynolds American Incorporated (NYSE: RAI) is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within Reynolds American Services Company—a subsidiary that provides support services, including compliance, HR, law, finance, information management, and more to all of the subsidiaries of RAI.

The Director of Scientific Communications is a creative, energetic, and engaged communications and public affairs director familiar with public policy advocacy and experience dealing with scientific studies and publications. This Director will spearhead the use of scientific studies and publications in advocating in the space of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in a multi-billion dollar industry and for the Company, which is serving as the catalyst of transforming tobacco.

This role will report to the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), and collaborate closely with the Company’s Communications Department. The role will be responsible for:
Creating dynamic communications and publicizing them across traditional and non-traditional channels that increase awareness of scientific and product development work underway at RAI’s Operating Companies that has the potential to contribute to the reduction in the public health harm caused by smoking cigarettes;
Assessing scientific information released by other organizations and how that information adds to the body of scientific data being collected on tobacco harm reduction;
Developing communications materials in laymen’s terms that summarize scientific studies or trends
Advocating for the Company's THR policies in an external environment, including legislative and policy development settings.

Author communications about scientific subjects that non-scientists can understand and use.
Collaborate with members of RAI’s Public Affairs, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and Law Departments to strategize, create, and implement communications approaches to broaden and accelerate awareness of tobacco harm reduction among key audiences.
Develop a range of communication products across a variety of channels, including print, video, digital, web, and advocacy.
Deliver in-depth analysis and persuasive materials quickly to enable the RAI companies to respond to newly released information.
Contribute to reputation management initiatives by highlighting the top-quality science and record of innovative product development being done by the RAI operating companies.
Advance the Company's THR agenda with relevant stakeholders

Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Concentrations in Scientific Communications, Journalism related to scientific issues or other related fields.
A minimum of three years of experience in a senior communications position within an organization that produces or assesses scientific studies on a timely basis.
A minimum of two years working with strategic program development and communications.
A minimum of two years of previously managing and developing direct reports and/or peers/team members.
Strong demonstration of leadership and creativity in effectively using science, traditional, and digital media in advocating through the use of scientific communications.
Experience working with scientific publications, organizations, academics, and/or public health.
Knowledge of governmental affairs and/or pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical service providers or related fields preferred.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Strong desire to be challenged and utilize critical thinking skills
Outstanding communication and writing skills.
Excellent organizational skills.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
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
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
Confidential personal financial counseling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities

Telephone: 262-439-1893