Reynolds American and its operating companies are committed to driving their businesses forward, while transforming the tobacco industry by developing innovative products that have the potential to reduce harm caused by smoking and leading efforts to reduce youth tobacco use.
How to Get Hired
We asked Reynolds American Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Our core values — principled, passionate, dynamic and creative – are the essence of who we are and how we operate as a company. Prospective employees who value and embody those characteristics are those most likely to succeed in our company. Diverse thinkers and bold innovators who eschew the perceived stigma of working for a tobacco company because they’re excited by the opportunity to transform an industry are likely to find a career here. If someone is motivated, challenges themselves, and wants to make an impact, this company is for them. If they value collaboration and crave the camaraderie that comes from a fun, supportive culture, then they belong here.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Our vision is to transform an industry. Innovative thinking will help us achieve that. Prospective employees can get our attention by demonstrating they have the desire, capacity and passion for bold thinking. When we interview candidates, we are evaluating them on the leadership dimensions core to how we behave as people and operate as a company - strategy development, driving execution, leading change, talent development, influencing and credibility. Prospective employees can comb their experience for tangible examples of how their past experience, behavior and way of thinking reflects those characteristics. Our culture has made us a desirable place to work – a place people want to join, and a place people want to stay. We’ve built that culture by valuing our people, and nurturing a fun, collaborative and supportive environment. Prospects should show us they’re eager to be a part of contributing to that dynamic.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are eagerly seeking research and development candidates with a background in STEM education and work experience. Our innovations team is focused on eCommerce and digital talent acquisition. Product innovation marketing candidates who understand consumer preferences and how to convert those preferences into product concepts, technical product specifications, innovations, and/or product improvements are in high demand. We have a need for trade marketers. The role is essential to the day-to-day operation of the business. Trade marketing professionals drive sales and the execution of strategic business plans and marketing programs. Trade positions are excellent entry-level opportunities with clear career trajectories for those who demonstrate a mastery of their role. Our company's operations function is seeking production associates at various levels to support product manufacturing at their facilities in North Carolina and Tennessee.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We’re excited to begin the conversation with high-performing candidates ready to be a part of our bold, transformation journey. Information about the company, and job postings are available on our website, www.reynoldsamerican.com and https://careers.reynoldsamerican.com, respectively. Candidates can connect with us via our social media channels - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - and learn more about the work we’re doing and what it’s like to work at the Reynolds American companies. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process can contact us at 262-439-1893 or TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.