Reporting into the Policy & Market Access Director, the Policy Lead supports the development and implementation of our Companys strategic policy plan, in support of our Companys priorities. In particular this includes driving change in, or adaptation of, our Companys key policy issues, i.e. to secure that our Company's view is well-known through proactively establishing and maintaining an open dialogue between our Company and key external stakeholders. This requires a comprehensive understanding of the Romanian policy environment and the positions of the key policy stakeholders and influencers, as well as solid analytical skills.
The Policy Lead manages a team of three highly skilled experts in policy and communications, providing guidance and creating the best environment for the development of the team, collaboration within the department and within the company. The Policy Lead enhances our Companys visibility and reputation through discussions and... dissemination of our Company views on policy issues to policy makers, political influencers, and key interest groups such as patients' organizations. In addition, the Policy Lead will seek to position our Companys solutions into the context and needs of the Romanian health system as laid out in political frameworks, thus strategically informing also the our Company organization. Furthermore, strong presentation skills will be a prerequisite for the Policy Lead.
Job role Development of strategic policy plan together with the Director Policy & Market Access. Planning and executing policy-related activities, hereunder political meetings, round table discussions, seminars and conferences. Developing and maintaining an open dialogue between our Company and key policy stakeholders, both political and administrative, at the national level. Development of key messages from our policy plans and the approved external communications plan Liaise with and represent our Company interests in industry associations, relevant networks and clusters Creating and maintaining good relationships with key interest groups such as patients' organizations. Responsible for developing Q & As and messages when relevant on policy issues. Provide strategic direction to relevant CFTs on objectives and priorities and development of integrated policy plans
Experience & competencies required Minimum of five (5) years of experience in health policy. Experience in working in a political organization, preferably in a political secretariat, Parliament, ministry, governmental body, public affairs in a consulting company or pharmaceutical company. Public policy experience in diverse industries is an advantage Strong leadership, project management and problem-solving skills Strong and sound ethical platform in line with our Companys core values Self-motivated, with a great ability to promote growth mindset within the team and outside of it Highly skilled communicator with ability to network effectively both internally and externally Ability to work under pressure, good prioritization skills Strong negotiation and presentation skills Strong language skills, both verbally and in writing, in Romanian and English. Additional languages are an advantage.
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