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Reference: 74867

Date Added: 6 March 2020
Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Job Title: Government and Public Affairs Manager

Working For: Merck Group

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Job Details

Your Role: The Government and Public Affairs Manager for Biopharma is a key, hands-on role responsible for influencing and optimising the policy environment in which the business operates.

Reporting to the Head of Government and Public Affairs, this role makes a significant contribution to the development of the GPA function’s strategy, and leads on the tactical delivery of Government and Public Affairs plans across the neurology and oncology franchises, as well as at an above-franchise level in order to support optimal patient access to our innovative medicines.

Who you are:
•Strong experience in healthcare policy and public affairs, ideally with experience in the pharmaceutical industry (agency or in-house)
•In-depth understanding of healthcare policy and regulatory environment, particularly NHS and HTA policy
•Proven ability to develop trust-based relationships with parliamentarians, government officials, senior NHS managers, patient groups, think tanks and other third parties
•Experience of industry association engagement
•Strong networker able to manage a large number of external and internal relationships
•Ability to work cross-functionally, often with internal customers who may not understand the value that GPA can deliver, as well as manage above-country internal customers
•Proven ability to understand and clearly communicate complex and technical topics simply and succinctly
•Outstanding oral and written communication skills
•Excellent negotiation and influencing

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships

To all recruitment agencies/suppliers: we are lucky enough to receive fantastic applications and have an in house recruitment team. Therefore unless you are formally requested by a member of the in house recruitment team to support us and then given access to our portal you are not engaged to work with us. Please do not contact hiring managers directly or send speculative profiles or CVs – we will not accept these as an introduction and you will not be paid any fee or considered for our preferred supplier list.

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Interview/Start Dates

There will be a 3 stage interview process, dates dependant on candidate availabilty. This will be; screening, telephone interview, final stage face to face. 

 This role could be filled at any point before the closing date, start date will be dependant on candidate notice period. 

Application Details

Apply online: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=202631&company=merckgroup&username= 

Website: https://www.merckgroup.com/en

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