Reference Number: JO-2005-450079
Senior Manager Government Relations UK and Ireland
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Bracknell

Title: Senior Manager Government Relations UK and Ireland
Functional Area: Communications & Public Affairs (Pharmaceutical
Reporting into: Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Location: Berkshire
Job Type: Start: ASAP, 12 months
Rate: Negotiable, depending on experience

Clinical professionals are working closely with a global pharmaceutical client who are urgently looking to hire a senior manager covering the UK and Ireland government affairs. In this role, you will be responsible for devising mainly corporate but also some brand government relations strategies while working alongside the leadership team and brand teams. To be successful in this role, you will have a thorough understanding of potential governmental and NHS future developments and especially the link between political factors and NHS decision-making.

 Develop and implement Government Relations strategies in support of business objectives for the UK and Ireland.
 Provide the business with key insight concerning government policy landscape and identify areas of interest.
 Support the leadership team in developing a strong corporate affairs presence and strategy to help shape the future landscape.
 Lead advocacy outreach to relevant politicians in England, Ireland and the devolved nations, being the initial face of the organization with these individuals
 Lead the response to relevant Government consultations
 Lead and manage BI’s engagement with the ABPI and actively participate in relevant groups
 Lead BI’s engagement with relevant All-Party Parliamentary Groups.
 Manage the day to day interactions with the assigned government affairs agency
 Working with the agency instigate, develop, and drive approval of all relevant letters, documents, positioning papers, slides etc. (promomats approval process)
 Day to day management of the corporate Government Relations budget and advise re required budgets for brand specific activities during operational planning.

Required Capabilities
 Extensive experience of working in politics/Government Relations at national level
 In depth understanding of healthcare policy
 An understanding of the issues facing the pharmaceutical industry and a grasp of its
 regulatory environment
 Track record of implementing advocacy strategies to shape a policy environment in pursuit
 of organizational goals
 At ease building strong business relationships with a network of senior politicians and policy
 Makers
 Established relationships with relevant parliamentarians an advantage
 Confident in explaining complex policy issues to internal audience to strengthen
 understanding and engagement across the organization.
 Confident public speaker able to engage a room of individuals with different perspectives
 and position a potentially controversial argument.
 Excellent writing skills, with the ability to articulate messages clearly and concisely in an
 engaging style
 Experience of managing an external agency from a budgetary and organizational
 perspective.
 Ability to prioritize work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines.
 Thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work.
 Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team.
 Enthusiastic approach to change
 Experience of promomats an advantage
 Understanding of and commitment to the ABPI code of practice Regulatory and/or Organisations Requirements
 Ensures activity is compliant with ABPI guidelines

Job Complexity
 Coordinates and manages multiple priorities from a range of internal and stakeholders

 The Communications team, the Country Managing Director, the Market Access Division and Brand teams

 Educated to degree level

Clinical professionals are working directly with the client, if you would like to know further information about this opportunity please do not hesitate to contact us via the channels below;

Email: alim.sesay@clinicalprofessionals.co.uk m: 075 3548 0796
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