Country Public Affairs Head Czech Republic

Aug 21, 2021
Czech Republic

Job Description

1 200 000+! is the number of patients that Novartis has reached in the Czech Republic. We are in pursuit of partnering with public sector in all that what we do in Novartis Group in order to shape up the healthcare system that serves them.

As Country Public Affairs Head you will work with all Novartis divisions. You will take a lead to truly reimagine medicine with our portfolio of breakthrough therapies, generic business making treatment more affordable, and business services supporting the company globally.

You will lead the charge to reimagine the healthcare sector long term, and help to challenge assumptions on how we can best deliver care for persons living with illness.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Lead Government Affairs activities/projects to support business objectives; Identify, prioritize and drive topics which define policy environment for business
• Shape external policy through stakeholder engagement; Contribute to the creation, revision and publishing of policy documents, advocacy toolkits, training materials
• Position Novartis Group as a trusted partner; Shape, represent, and advance Novartis legislative, policy and alliance strategic objectives at European, national and regional levels
• Deliver political intelligence and advice to Novartis businesses; Identify and analyze legislation that may affect Novartis business, as well as propose language and strategies to amend and improve legislation
• Map external stakeholders and systematically engage, setting up key platforms for engagement on key policy and business priorities, working in partnership; Execute product advocacy where applicable

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Previous experience in Public Affairs / Governmental Affairs leading role; preferably in an environment driving a complex, multilayered agenda
• Policy making experience; former experience in national / international policy making bodies will be an advantage
• Strategic thinking & planning
• Stakeholder engagement; Joint value creation approach
• Accent on collaboration across divisions/functions
• Interpersonal savviness, effective communication skills
• Fluency in English and Czech

You’ll receive: Company Pension Plan; Life and Accidental Insurance; Meals Allowance or Canteen in the office; Flexible working hours

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data.
Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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Czech Republic
Communications & Public Affairs
Full Time
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Country Public Affairs Head Czech Republic

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