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Government and Public Affairs Manager

Your role:

The Government and Public Affairs (GPA) Manager for Biopharma is a key, hands-on role supporting the business in interpreting and influencing the policy environment in which it operates.

Reporting to the Head of Government and Public Affairs, this role will contribute to the development of the function’s strategy and lead on the tactical delivery of GPA plans designed to raise our profile, encourage an optimal environment for the adoption of innovation and unlocking patients’ access to medicines.


Your responsibilities:

  • Identify and interpret challenges and opportunities for our brands at a franchise and above-franchise level within government and NHS policy.
  • Map, prioritise and undertake engagement with political, NHS, patient group, industry and other third-party stakeholders.
  • Lead on the implementation of policy and patient advocacy initiatives to support our neurology and oncology franchises.
  • Support policy development and messaging work, including the production of responses to relevant policy consultations.
  • Interface with the European GPA team in Brussels, participating in regional meetings and ensuring appropriate alignment with regional GPA activities.
  • Manage external agencies and oversee the delivery of the commissioned services to the required standard, on time and on budget.
  • Deputise for the Head of Government and Public Affairs as required


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
  • Proven ability to understand and clearly communicate complex and technical topics simply and succinctly
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing




Job Requisition ID:  202631
Location:  Feltham, Greater London
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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