Apply: Executive Assistant at British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice – whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Seniority Level: Non-management
Function: Marketing
Reports To: Commercial Director

Role Positioning and Objectives

  • The Executive Assistant main responsibility is to to provide comprehensive and proactive support to the Commercial Director on a wide range of complex tactical and administrative tasks whilst prioritising and taking personal responsibility for all activities in order to enhance effectiveness.
  • The Executive Assistant will also be responsible for executing defined work projects of moderate complexity.
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What You Will Be Accountable For

  • Manage the work schedule (electronic calendars, visits and work plans) for the Commercial Director as required.
  • Develop and implement reports, memos and other analysis and communication materials for internal and external use using the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Perform routine transactions such as cash advance, expense statements and retirements as required
  • Prepare complex presentations and briefings
  • Main custodian of the review team meeting minutes
  • Good influencing and facilitation skills to act as the interface between end market business units, procurement and Vendors with regards low value sourcing
  • Co-ordinate meetings, internal and external engagements, conferences (local and global), workshops and team-building events with professionalism and to a high level of competency.
  • Responsible for organising extensive global travel arrangements (transportation, hotels and visas) as required.


  • Effectively interface with the Executive Assistants of the West Africa Area Leadership Team to achieve targets
  • Effective relationship with and role model to Executive Assistants within BAT and in other companies
  • Develop self through training, learning and development opportunities
  • Identify areas for improvement and execute improvement plans as required.
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Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • B.Sc / BA Degree.
  • Solid secretarial and administrative skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication both in English and French.
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish priorities, maintain confidentiality and work under pressure.
  • Good numeric skills to work with financial systems and resolve queries.
  • Very good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-starter, keen and confident to use own initiative.
  • Proactive “can do” work ethic – flexible approach to working.
  • Solid interpersonal skills – mature, responsible, assertive attitude with the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation.

Salary Range: Competitive salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonuse

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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