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Manager Regulatory Law and Policy
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About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 36 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies and in collaboration with health and research players, EFPIA's mission is to create an environment that enables our members to innovate, discover, develop and deliver new therapies and vaccines for people across Europe, as well as contribute to the European economy.

Role and responsibilities:

The regulatory landscape in Europe for medicines and medical products is rapidly evolving with a trend to greater complexity. This reflects scientific developments as well as political and budgetary pressures.

EFPIA wants to strengthen its legal capacity and is looking for a Manager Regulatory Law and Policy who will ensure that EFPIA's regulatory policy work focuses on delivering on our priorities. You will be responsible for interpreting, advising and communicating about European regulatory requirements and systems. Within EFPIA’s Legal Team you will develop and coordinate EFPIA’s regulatory law strategy.

Within the Legal Team you will lead on regulatory matters, while working closely with a number of other EFPIA teams covering Regulatory, Scientific, Trade, Economic & Social Affairs, Government Affairs and Communications issues. You will also work closely with EFPIA’s membership, as well as external experts and stakeholders. You will aim to identify at an early stage, key areas for action and designing/recommending industry response and engagement. You will advise on all regulatory aspects of the medicinal product lifecycle, marketing authorisation, procedures and disputes, clinical trials, manufacturing, repurposing, unauthorized use for economic reasons and parallel trade.

  • Establish objectives, operational plans and performance indicators for EFPIA’s regulatory strategy
  • Coordinate and drive the work of relevant EFPIA working groups, as well as to other EFPIA teams with regard to regulation and legal issues;
  • Follow EU developments and opportunities, and formulate recommendations for EFPIA working groups ;
  • Draft advocacy material and internal advice on a broad range of regulatory law and policy issues;
  • Advocate EFPIA policy positions with key institutional stakeholders;
  • Represent EFPIA at relevant external events and meetings, presenting on relevant regulatory law and policy issues.

Candidate’s Profile:           

  • EU Citizen
  • Master's Law Degree, with a good knowledge of EU, Pharmaceutical and Competition Law;
  • 7-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare/life sciences industry; 
  • Fluency in English (native speaker or equivalent) with proven capacity to draft policy positions and legal advice, as well as strong communication and advocacy skills;
  • Good IT skills, familiarity with common office software package and with social media.

The following would be assets:

  • Good knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry / healthcare sector;
  • Experience of the functioning of European institutions and EU decision-making process;
  • Established networks in regulatory policy and in Brussels;
  • Experience in working in a law firm, trade association or pharmaceutical company;
  • Experience in managing and leading working groups and projects.

Skills:

  • Excellent analytical, attention to detail, communication (written and spoken) and organisational skills and a strong team-oriented approach;
  • Highly flexible, comfortable with managing multiple projects in a dynamic environment – sometimes against short deadlines, combined with an ability to adapt to constantly evolving external and internal environments;
  • Self-starter, capable of developing innovative and original insights and analysis;
  • Strong people, networking and collaboration skills with a track record of dealing with people at all levels of your organization.

EFPIA offers:

  • A permanent contract with an ideal start date no later than 1 September 2019.
  • Interested candidates should send their application by 20 June 2019 to vacancy@efpia.eu
  • The application should consist of:
    • CV
    • Cover letter max. half page
    • A 1-pager outlining the 3 main regulatory law challenges for the pharmaceutical industry.

Given the size of our team and the time constraints, we will not be able to take into account applications that do not meet the essential requirements above and the page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA.

Internship International Affairs
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About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 36 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies, and in collaboration with health and research players, EFPIA’s mission is to create an environment that enables our members to discover, innovate, develop and deliver new therapies and vaccines for people across Europe, as well as contribute to the European economy.  

We have a dynamic International Affairs team working on EFPIA’s international strategy including  focus on Russia, Turkey, China and Japan as well as EU FTAs (trade policy) and Brexit. We are looking for extra support from a reliable and motivated intern with a demonstrated interest international economics, international relations, and a highly proficient level of English.

Role and responsibilities

The intern supports the EFPIA International Affairs team members in achieving the team’s objectives. The role requires broad engagement on and team support for the International Affairs team’s priority country work (e.g. Russia, Turkey, Japan, China), EU-US FTA work and the future EU-UK relationship – among others. The intern directly supports the Executive Director. The intern reports to the Executive Director International Affairs of EFPIA. The internship place (apart from any international work that may need to be done) is at the EFPIA Office, Rue du Trone 108, Brussels.

Candidate’s Profile

  • EU Citizen;
  • University (Bachelor or Masters) Degree in economics, statistics, international relations, or other relevant diploma;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package, including Excel and Powerpoint;
  • Knowledge of international trade, pharmaceutical and life science industry would be an asset;
  • Basic knowledge of European institutions and decision-making would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Good project management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines;
  • Good drafting skills;
  • Ability to assume different tasks, working independently or in a supporting role as required;
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills;
  • Service minded;
  • Open and positive mindset and ability to easily establish contacts through networking.

Terms and conditions

You will be offered a professional integration agreement (immersion professional) for max 6 months in Belgium (Brussels), starting August 1 2019 or September 1, 2019. You must NOT have already completed a 12 Month ‘immersion professionelle’ (internship) or have been in a full time professional employment. Working hours are from 09:00 until 18:00. Monday to Friday with a one-hour break for lunch. The intern will be entitled to 6 days holiday plus national bank holidays.

To apply, please send a maximum two-page CV and a maximum one-page cover letter (in English) to vacancy@efpia.eu with the subject “International Affairs Intern” by June 15, 2019.

Given the size of our team and the time constraints, we will not be able to take into account applications that do not meet the essential requirements above and the page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA.