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Our business functions

Our Business Functions

Few companies in the world face the challenges we face at BAT. To meet them, we have created a global business that is truly the sum of its parts. And these parts are many.


The size of our organisation means that there are opportunities to suit almost any skillset. But while the names of the roles might sound familiar, the experience you’ll have is one that other businesses simply cannot match. From scientists to trade reps, accountants to lawyers, you’ll meet a range of extraordinary people here. And because of the nature of our industry you’ll face unique challenges head-on.


There is Finance, where our decision-makers work to deliver consistent profit growth, while in Marketing our visionary teams use the most inventive brand initiatives to understand and excite adult smokers. Our HR team makes sure every one of our 50,000 talented people know that they count. And of course there’s the engine that drives us to produce nearly 700 billion cigarettes a year - Operations. Like every other function, our groundbreaking Group R&D team is integral to what we do here at BAT, keeping us ahead in product innovation and development. Our Legal & External Affairs (LEX) team is vital in guiding us through the complex markets that we operate in, and managing our interests at every turn. Then there is IT which drives the business forward through leading edge technology. These are just some of our business functions, all of which are crucial in making us as strong and successful as we are.