Cpl Life Sciences

Head of Government Affairs, Europe

30 Apr 2021
30 May 2021
Natalie Robson
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

Head of European Government Affairs

In-house, pharmaceutical company
Zug, Switzerland

The Communications team at CPL Life Sciences have been engaged by a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company in Switzerland to assist them with the recruitment of a Head of Government Affairs. This is an exciting time of expansion for the organisation as they prepare to launch a high-profile product across Europe.

Reporting into the Commercial Senior Vice President, youll be responsible for the entire European region and will work across both government affairs and public affairs/patient advocacy.

In this highly strategic role, youll work cross-functionally with other teams (such as Market Access, Marketing and Medical) and will:

Develop & implement policy and government affairs strategies to help shape and address the external environment
Work closely with patient organisations and ensure that the patients voice is represented internally
Align with cross-functional teams (particularly across Market Access, Marketing and Medical) and, as part of the senior leadership team, provide thought leadership related to the policy landscape
Collaborate with key stakeholders across the internal organisation, NGOs and patient organisations within the given therapy area

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate:

A track record of working within a government affairs or policy role, with extensive experience of this within the pharmaceutical/life sciences industry
The ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and patient organisations
Strong influencing skills, with the ability to drive and advance policy goals
An established network of contacts (Policymakers, Politicians) throughout Europe

For more information, please email natalie.robson@cpl.com and we hope to hear from you soon.

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