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EuropaBio seeks Healthcare Biotechnology Manager

EuropaBio 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 7 Aug 2017

Job Description

Healthcare Biotechnology Manager

Your role:

EuropaBio’s healthcare biotech team presents a coordinated industry voice and position on all healthcare biotech related issues related to policy development and regulatory implementation in the areas of EU law, smooth functioning of the internal market and international affairs. Together and liaising with the EuropaBio corporate and national association members and the Healthcare team, the Healthcare Biotech Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of an agreed strategy aimed at improving the policy and regulatory environments for as well as the reputation of healthcare biotechnology in Europe. Not exhaustively, the Manager will:

  • Under the guidance of the Healthcare Biotech Director and the Chairman of the Healthcare Council and with the support of healthcare corporate and national association members, develop and implement annual strategies and action plans for the Healthcare sector;
  • Together with the Healthcare Biotech Director and another Healthcare Manager, coordinate and manage EuropaBio’s Healthcare working groups’ (e.g. orphan medicinal products, personalised medicine, advanced therapies, health technology assessment, etc.);
  • Foster and maintain contacts with key stakeholders, in particular in the EU institutions;
  • Alert EuropaBio’s hierarchy and members to issues ahead of time;
  • In collaboration with corporate and national association members, develop EuropaBio’s policy positions, presentations and other documents in key healthcare biotech areas, organise internal and external meetings, follow-up actions and coordinate consultations in the different healthcare Topic Groups and Task Forces;
  • Represent EuropaBio to the European Union Institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and Permanent Representations, the
  • European Medicines Agency and relevant stakeholders, European initiatives and key international, European and national healthcare policy and regulatory meetings and events (e.g. EMA, speaking opportunities etc.);
  • With the national associations, coordinate EuropaBio’s input and outreach on key healthcare-related policies and initiatives at Member State level;
  • Support media and communication activities related to healthcare;
  • Ensure coordination with the other sectors and cross-sectoral initiatives within the association;
  • Continuously acquire and share biotech healthcare specific knowledge (biotech dossiers ’need to know’/’nice to know’).

Profile & skills

  • University degree in public health, political sciences, law or equivalent;
  • Good practical knowledge of European and/or national public affairs, advocacy and communications, acquired during at least 5 years experience in healthcare: healthcare administration, government, industry, in-house public affairs/corporate affairs departments or in public affairs consultancy firms;
  • Understanding of EU and national competences in the field of healthcare (in particular with regard to medicinal products), as well as of EU level policy issues and debates relating to healthcare;
  • Fluent written and spoken English (working language). Additional EU languages a plus;
  • Motivated and outgoing personality able to work in a small team;
  • Strong project management and organisational skills;
  • Experienced mediator able to reach consensus within a group;
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Action-driven, result oriented;
  • Self-starter and a quick learner;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to multi-task.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Catherine De Feyter, HR Director, by 31 August, 2017.


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