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Public Affairs Manager


Region: Scotland

Location: Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Ref: 04019

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 02/11/2018

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Public Affairs Manager


Role description

Role: Public Affairs Manager
Location: Based in Scotland (commuting distance from Edinburgh)

Package: Negotiable base salary depending on experience plus a range of benefits including bonus, pension, health insurance.

Our Client is a rapidly growing speciality pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for the treatment of unmet therapeutic needs in major markets.
They are entering an exciting pre-launch phase with an array of development and in-licensed global products which will join an expanding, successful product portfolio. With more than 300 people employed by the Company, it is headquartered in Scotland with commercial operations throughout the rest of the UK and continental Europe and a US head office.

They are seeking to recruit a Public Affairs Manager. The Public Affairs Manager will establish a UK and Ireland Public Affairs function that can grow in line with the Rare Disease Business Unit and the wider companys ambitions. Work in close collaboration with Global Public Affairs to develop, shape and execute the public affairs and advocacy strategies at a local level. This position will be an integral part of the Rare Disease Cross-functional team, supporting business objectives across the pipeline of emerging rare disease assets.
Your key responsibilities as a Public Affairs Manager will include:
Establish and maintain strong positive relationships with UK and Irish healthcare institutions, patient and healthcare professional associations, patient advocacy groups, policy makers and political audiences
Proactively seek out appropriate opportunities to influence policy-making in the UK and Ireland
Monitor and analyse the external environment in the UK to track policy trends, identify risks and opportunities for the business and develop policy insights
Design and deliver policy, public affairs and advocacy strategies that support UK and Ireland, regional and global business objectives
When appropriate, represent the company in interactions with health systems, patient advocacy groups, health professional, policy and political audiences
Working in collaboration with UK & Ireland Rare Disease Project Managers, Market Access Director and Medical Affairs team to ensure seamless roll-out of local public affairs and advocacy strategy
Develop and maintain contact with other key stakeholders, with particular focus on developing relationships with Global Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy team members


Qualifications

A degree in life sciences or marketing preferred (or equivalent) Post-graduate business, public relations or communications qualification is desirable ABPI Full UK Driving Licence

Person experience required

Previous experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, or in an organisation providing consultancy services in the healthcare sector, or in an organisation representing patients or healthcare professionals Public Affairs experience is essential Patient Advocacy experience is desirable
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