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Heineken seeks Public Affairs Manager

Heineken 3-5y Mid Level  London, England, United Kingdom 3 Feb 2018

Job Description

Public Affairs Manager


We’re proud to be the UK’s leading Pub, Cider and Beer Company.  With over 2,000 colleagues employed across the UK, we offer fantastic opportunities for people with talent and drive.  From brewing to sales and marketing, from logistics to finance, IT and HR – there’s much more to our business than you might imagine.

Our unrivalled portfolio of brands includes Foster’s, Strongbow, John Smith’s, Bulmers, Desperados and of course the world-renowned Heineken® and, with 3000 pubs, we are one of the UK’s leading leased pub businesses and a passionate supporter of the great British pub.

We’ve ambitious goals.  And we know it’s the expertise and enthusiasm of our people that fuels our growth.  Right now we’re looking for an outstanding Public Affairs Manager to join our team.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Public Affairs, Corporate Affairs, your main responsibilities will be to protect the Heineken licence to operate and promote our freedom to grow our business through influencing regulation and legislation and by a proactive approach to building, promoting and protecting the reputation of HEINEKEN.

You will deliver the objectives in the Corporate Affairs part of the Heineken 2020 strategy, with a particular focus on alcohol policy, beer and cider duty and trade / regulatory issues. This will be whilst telling the HEINEKEN Story and helping to lead the Positive Beer agenda. You will activate inspiring campaigns in support of these aims, fighting for the beer and cider categories. Supporting activity to make a positive case for the Great British pub and growing HEINEKEN’s reputation as the cider industry leader.

An exciting part of the job will be to represent HEINEKEN and our interests through trade associations and at Government and Industry forums and events to ensure HUK interests are considered. You will also monitor relevant public policy developments across the UK – developing and maintaining risk register, policy matrix, position statements and briefing documents to ensure HUK manages change in a proactive way.

You will be degree qualified and will be apt in developing and implementing effective public affairs campaigns; successful engagement with senior officials and politicians; developing and writing public affairs plans that are central to achieving key business objectives.

Next Steps

If you’d like to stand out, rather than fit in, we’d love to hear from you.

Closing Date – 12th February 2018


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