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EFPIA – Manager, Public Affairs
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Role:

The Manager Public Affairs reports directly to the Executive Director Public Affairs. He/she supports the Public Affairs Team in the execution of the organisation’s advocacy and outreach activities related to EU health and pharmaceuticals legislations and policies, as well as stakeholders management. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Supports the EFPIA Public Affairs Team in developing and implementing advocacy strategies on priority files and plays a key role in ensuring coordination and communication with EFPIA membership.
  • Supports the engagement with policymakers, including the European Commission, Member States Permanent Representations, Members of the European Parliament, and other key stakeholders on health policy.
  • Coordinates the EFPIA Presidency Task Forces together with the EFPIA National Associations at national level.
  • Anticipates, monitors and gathers intelligence on relevant policy discussions in the political debate.
  • Answers queries on relevant legislative and policy files from colleagues as well as membership.
  • Represents EFPIA at relevant external meetings and reports back.
  • Organises external events relevant to advocacy strategies with the aim to build coalitions with key policymakers and influencers.
  • Develops stakeholder mappings for various policy and legislative files.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Law, European Studies, Political Science or International Relations.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in advocacy and outreach activities towards policymakers and stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the legislative procedures.
  • Fluency in English (native speaker or equivalent) with proven experience in drafting meeting reports and briefings.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package.

Skills:

  • Organisational and project management skills.
  • Good knowledge of the EU political environment/political savvy.
  • Open personality and able to easily form contacts through networking.
  • Able to handle a heavy workload and multi-task under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly evolving external and internal environment.
  • Team player.

Assets:

  • Previous working experience in an EU institution, ideally in the European Parliament.
  • Nice to have: Experience working within pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry.
  • Nice to have: Previous experience in managing a political campaign.
  • Additional European languages. 

EFPIA offers a permanent contract to start as soon as possible. 

Interested candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible and should send their application to vacancy@efpia.eu.

Please ensure that your application includes the following.

  1. An updated CV.
  2. A letter of motivation describing what attracts you to this position and why you believe you would be the right person for this job.
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 indicated page limits for the CV and cover letter. We are grateful for your understanding and your interest in EFPIA.
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