Policy & Regulatory Officer



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Monday, May 23, 2022


Cape Town, South Africa


Market related

Our client in the FMCG industry is looking for a Policy and Regulatory Officer to join their team.


Purpose of the position: To determine the commercial implications, for the Company's business, of the global alcohol policy and regulatory environment, and provide advocacy and lobbying support to the Company's country and regional management teams.

Key performance areas would include, but are not limited to:
* Defining Value at Stake and Value at Risk
- Build arguments to reflect the :
* Value at Stake (total value created or destroyed by the potential socio-political change) and
* Value at Risk (direct potential Group financial loss from same)
- Work with the finance department to translate risk estimates into income statement scenarios
* Data analysis
- Define, collect, and update the PRA dataset covering internal (company) and external data
- Work with the data management team to ensure that data is updated on a regular basis
- Analysis of the above data and production of reports proposing the way forward on an issue
- Specify, design, build and maintain an appropriate database and data warehouse.
- Full grasp of regulatory and commercial data with the intention of informing business decision making
* Hypothesis-driven analysis
- Work with the Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs to define hypothesis-driven analysis that will support the Group’s policy and regulatory lobbying.
- Translate policy questions into discrete analysis questions, and execute the same, owning all associated activities such as sourcing and management of data, and definition and creation of solutions.
- Work closely with other parts of CARA and the broader business to craft coherent policy narratives based on the outputs of the analysis that will be tailored for particular internal and external stakeholders, using appropriate communication and graphic display

* Market access
- Map and propose new market opportunities for our category in various regions based on excise dispensation or any regulatory advantage
- Analyse the trade environment and propose most cost effective route to market - tariff and non-tariff barriers (including free trade agreements)
- Influence key stakeholders on how various trade agreements are affecting our business
- Unpack localisation or transformation opportunities for the business including incentives (tax breaks)
- Support the business on competition commission submissions for M&A activities
- To develop the base infrastructure to monitor geo-political risk and make sense of implications for the business
- To create a holistic picture of the Distell trade regulatory environment and identify key issues – with a view of mitigation measures

* Public policy analysis and reporting
- Research and analyse key regulatory and policy matters and provide consolidated advice
- Rank and prioritise policy / regulatory issues according to the business impact - including financial impact
- Providing insight to the business on what our position is on a policy or regulatory matter
- Researching on best practice PPRA in order to better equip the business to deal with policy issues
- Future proof our business against forthcoming regulatory impacts,
- Understand political landscape in preparation for M&A and regulatory actions. Map centres of power and profile influencers, and to identify and approach potential partners for long term.
* Provide a high standard of customer service to all internal, external customers and work partners
* Implemented new ideas and improved methods, systems and work processes which lead to higher quality, better results at same or reduced cost

Key Skills
Strong analytical skills;
Commercial Fluency & Insightfulness
Entrepreneurial skills
Builds collaborative relationship and networks
Ability to work in a team environment
Graphic visuals presentation skills

Relevant post-graduate Commercial/ Finance/ Tax qualification or Economics
Minimum 5 years’ relevant commercial experience, ideally across a range of categories/FMCG.
Experience in Alcohol, Tobacco or other FMCG company.





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