Talent is welcome
At Carreras we have the deep held belief that there’s a special talent in every person. Whether you are a pioneer, a creative soul, or an inspirational leader, we want you here to bring your difference.
Become an important piece of Carreras.
Think about this: how will your shape match with that of the person sitting next to you? Imagine the potential result of this match...
This is how we become greater than what we are today, by adding our uniqueness.
At Carreras we invite you to bring your difference.
Principles and Beliefs
Even though every individual has its own shape, its own way of thinking, its own method to solve problems; there are things they have in common. These commonalities are our beliefs and they are the glue that holds us together:
- Equal opportunity and non-discrimination.
- Free flow of ideas.
- Worker representation and freedom of association.
- Fairness at work and the unacceptability of harassment and bullying.
- That we do not condone or employ child labor.
- That forced or bonded labor is completely unacceptable.
- Performance responsibility.
Our Guiding Principles:
Strength From Diversity
We respect and celebrate each other’s differences and enjoy working together. We harness diversity – of our people, cultures, viewpoints, brands, markets and ideas – to strengthen our business. We value what makes each of us unique.
We are forward looking and anticipate consumer needs, winning with innovative, high quality products. We listen to and genuinely consider other perspectives and changing social expectations. We are open to new ways of doing things.
Freedom Through Responsibility
We always strive to do the right thing, exercising our responsibility to society and other stakeholders. We use our freedom to take decisions and act in the best interest of consumers.
We have the confidence to passionately pursue growth and new opportunities whilst accepting the considered entrepreneurial risk that comes with it. We are bold and strive to overcome challenges. This is the cornerstone of our success.
Winning with integrity
We believe that a person who’s working on a win-win environment will increase their effectiveness and their level of enjoyment. That’s why if the company grows, we make sure, the person grows with it.
British American Tobacco constantly recognizes achievement and rewards exceptional results. We expect independent thinking and collective results. We expect you to leave your mark from Day One.
Bring your difference in Human Resources
We strive to provide employees with the tools and know how to energize, develop, retain and attract truly talented people. With more than 100 people working for our company, covering a number of areas across Jamaica, you can imagine how challenging, yet fulfilling, a career with us could prove to be.
A key part of our work is helping nurture an open, confident and winning culture, where we are all aligned in delivering consumer satisfaction. It’s our job to ensure that people have the opportunity to release their energies in a constructive and focused way. We want our employees to share a clear vision for the business and to foster enthusiasm to drive superior performance.
Our culture also encourages ongoing development, so our role includes optimizing personal and organizational learning in order to leverage the capability of both the business and the individual to succeed.
Areas covered by HR within Carreras:
- Performance Management.
- Leadership Development.
- Organizational Alignment.
- Change Management.
- Rewards and Compensation.
- Career Management.
Marketing and Distribution
Bring your difference in marketing and distribution.
Our consumer is at the centre of our business. Marketing in the tobacco industry requires skills beyond the demands of other products, this is why it is critical to have people able to bring their difference.
A marketing career at Carreras will offer breath of scope. You will get first hand experience in insights, brands, trade and distribution and in doing so become a very well rounded professional. You will be able to assume important responsibilities, such as profit and loss accountabilities, strategy design and execution and team management early on in your career.
Key consumer insights activities include:
- Understand consumer needs, preferences and purchasing behavior.
- Design tools and techniques.
- Measure effectiveness of marketing activities.
- Analyze competitor information.
- Contribute to marketing strategies.
Innovation and out of the box thinking is our bread and butter. Those involved in brand development need to develop new and exciting ways of connecting with consumers. They also need a comprehensive understanding of the market place including how and where consumers buy tobacco products.
Key brand development activities include:
- Brand strategy development.
- Portfolio management.
- Product development.
- Brand positioning.
- Consumer and customer communication.
- Brand profitability.
The effective management of relevant business channels is one of our key marketing activities. Although business channels vary from market to market depending on the trade structure, building close professional relationships with key accounts are likely to be priorities for most markets.
Key activities include:
- Development of channel strategies.
- Negotiating with key accounts.
- Category management.
- Account portfolio management.
- Account servicing.
- Pricing, promotional control and evaluation.
Ensuring that consumers are able to purchase the products they require both where and when they want them plays a major part in achieving a high market share.
Key activities include:
- Development of distribution strategy.
- Develop and implement distribution plans.
- Implement merchandising and point of sale policy.
- Monitor and manage out of stocks.
- Build an effective sales orientated organization.
Bring your difference in Finance.
At Carreras, a commercially astute finance function is critical in making good business decisions – for example, about which brands or areas to invest in, in evaluating and improving returns and, of course, in managing the delivery of consistent profit growth to the shareholder.
Our finance managers are part of the decision-making team, a business partner who is consulted and involved day-to-day, not merely reporting results and setting budgets. Having moved beyond the ‘comfort zone’ of purely technical accountants, into added value decision support, we require people who are commercially astute, intellectually curious and passionate about business life, not just figures.
Whether you are working in tax or treasury, or in the business partnership roles supporting marketing, operations and the other functions, you will need excellent communication and influencing skills to represent finance in the commercial arena.
Finance within Carreras includes:
- Business Partnering
- Understanding the external environment in which business is done.
- Focusing on appropriate resource allocation.
- Managing complexity while saving cost.
- Managing risks.
- Developing systems which drive and reward the right things.
Our finance professionals are assumed to have a high level of technical skill. To act as a business advisor, we expect understanding of the environment in which we do business, globally and locally, as well as a grasp of British American Tobacco’s global strategy and business methodology. An ability to go beyond technical expertise into the ‘big picture’ is therefore key.
Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Bring your difference in Corporate and Regulatory Affairs.
In a world where society's expectations of multinational companies have become increasingly high, many companies recognize that they must earn trust and reputation and cannot take it for granted.
As well as behaving responsibly, they must be seen to be doing so. At Carreras, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs (CORA) helps build recognition for the Company as a responsible entity in an industry seen as controversial.
In particular, CORA works with the business to:
- Driving corporate social responsibility principles.
- Corporate Reputation.
- Social Reporting.
- Understanding political and regulatory frameworks.
- Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders.
- Safeguard our international marketing standards.
Bring your difference in Information Technology.
A career in Information Technology will see you contributing to Carreras in a range of innovative ways. A robust Information and Technology infrastructure is a vital component of a dynamic and world class organization, but our people also have the imagination to create whole new ways of adding value to our business through the application of contemporary technology based solutions.
Areas covered by Information Technology
- Business consultancy.
- Process re-engineering.
- Application/systems design & implementation.
- Customer/client relationship management.
- Architecture & service management.
- E-business platforms.
- IT strategy & planning.
- Project/ program management.