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Governmental Affairs Manager

Cham, Canton of Zug, Switzerland Req ID 2208352 Category Communications Division AbbVie

Job summary:

The Governmental Affairs Manager manages Swiss policy priorities for AbbVie. In this capacity, the successful candidate is driving the AbbVie agenda across a number of key healthcare bodies and influencers. In close collaboration with neighboring functions, such as Market Access or Regulatory Affairs, he/she is driving and co-representing programs, briefings and other key assets on behalf of AbbVie.  

Key responsibilities:

  • The candidate has in-depth knowledge of the Swiss healthcare system, is familiar with national policy making mechanisms, and has successfully worked with key stakeholders such as Interpharma, FMH, pharmaSuisse, curafutura, santésuisse, scienceindustries, swissmedic, BAG, or other relevant bodies within the Swiss healthcare environment.
  • In close collaboration with the Director Communications, External & Governmental Affairs, the successful incumbent will (co-) design, steer and execute influencer strategies to help create a more favorable business environment
  • The Governmental Affairs Manager implements priory programs and co-represents AbbVie towards a number of third-party stakeholders. In addition, the incumbent compiles, coordinates, and edits recurring briefings for the General Manager’s representation in key trade associations.
  • He/she designs and topic steers political stakeholder meetings and events (national, cantonal) including building neighborhood relations in the greater Zug area.
  • The successful candidate works closely with internal partnering functions such as Market Access, Regulatory Affairs and key business functions

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree in Political Sciences, Law, Economics or relevant related field
  • Minimum 4 - 6 years of relevant work experience, preferably within a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company in a market facing role
  • Business fluency in German and English
  • French would be an advantage
  • Strong project management capabilities

Critical skills required for the role:

  • Dependable team player, analytical thinker, self-starter
  • Very strong communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Curious learner
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation capabilities
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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