Public Policy Manager – Healthcare

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We are currently seeking a Public Policy Manager for our client, a pharmaceutical company based in South Dublin.

As the Public Policy Manager, you will report directly to the Policy, Communications and Government Affairs Director and will be responsible for the research and the analysis of the current and future policy environment.

This is a contract role until the end of 2019 (there may be some possibility for extension). Salary depends on experience.

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver initiatives which influence the policy environment in priority therapy areas
  • Analyse healthcare policy/environmental change, understanding how it impacts on the business and share understanding across the organisation
  • Develop and execute a policy plan for key therapy areas in collaboration with the Brand team
  • Manage therapy area policy budgets and programmes
  • Implement programmes which positions the company as a true partner of choice with key stakeholders and build trusted and sustainable relationships with key partners
  • Work with the local strategic Healthcare Reform team and environment and stakeholder champions to develop the company’s strategy; and collaborate with partners such as the HSE, DOH and Healthy Ireland initiatives
  • In collaboration with the Director, apply intelligence, knowledge and insight to analyse trends and policy and review and propose strategic responses
  • Research and formulate the company’s policy positions on key national and therapy area policy issues and use to mobilise engagement and debate on key issues
  • Build sustainable effective relationships/networks with key stakeholders who influence public health policy
  • Initiate and drive the development of strategic and integrated policy and communications campaigns

What are we looking for?

  • 5-7 years in a policy / public affairs role in the health area e.g. DOH, HSE.
  • Educated to degree level ideally in politics, policy or a related field
  • Communications, project management, collaboration
  • Some consultancy / public affairs experience would also be beneficial
  • A strong network in healthcare policy and academic arenas
  • Knowledge of Oireachtas procedures and legislative process

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