Public Affairs And Communication Manager

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.
Key Responsibilities
At Lilly, we follow the vision of positively impacting the health of people in Belgium and Luxembourg because we value innovation and sustainable healthcare for people all around the world. To achieve this, it is important to ensure an environment conducive to innovation and investment.
In the role of Public Affairs and Communication Manager / Manager Governmental Affairs, you will be responsible for the alignment and implementation of health policy measures in line with the corporate and therapeutic domain strategy. To this end, you will develop and maintain a well-functioning network of relationships with political decision-makers, associations, and other important partners. You actively work on behalf of Lilly in associations and working groups and participate in internal discussions on fundamental health policy issues.
You are also responsible for shaping the health policy environment with the aim of counteracting political and regulatory developments that jeopardize the security of supply of patients with innovative therapies. As part of the Corporate Affairs & Market Access team, you will work in close cooperation with the management and the cross-functional Market Access/Medical/Marketing teams of Lilly Belgium and contribute your expertise to internal decision-making processes.
As responsible for the internal and external communication, you are in lead for the promotion of the company's image through the definition of the strategic communication plan in connection with the brands and therapeutic areas for which you are responsible.
You will report to the Associate Director Market Access & Communication, with a dotted line towards the Country Manager.
Your Tasks
Public affairs
  • Identify relevant challenges and opportunities for the Lilly portfolio in the healthcare environment in close collaboration with the brand teams. Initial key focus will be the health policy in the context of Alzheimer’s.
  • Development of concrete health policy objectives for the respective relevant therapeutic domains in Belgium (national and regional) and Luxembourg
  • Development of strategies and policy measures to ensure the supply of the relevant Lilly therapeutic domains in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Active promotion of projects and measures with a clear focus on achieving goals
  • Stakeholder mapping to establish and define a robust healthcare network with respect to relevant health policy and care-related topics
  • Active positioning of Lilly in the political environment, in the interest groups as well as within the organization
  • Cross-functional cooperation with market access, medical, marketing in relation to health policy initiatives and projects, contribution of health policy expertise to internal decision-making processes and strategic orientation
  • Maintaining the network in the fields of health policy, business, research, representation, and associations and working groups
  • Organizing, preparing, and conducting one-on-one political meetings and roundtable discussions
  • Connection and/or involvement with policy and communication initiatives from the pharma association
  • Definition, proposal, and operational implementation of the external communication strategy
  • Design and writing of external communication materials (press kits and communications, social media campaigns, language elements, etc.)
  • Organization and coordination of demonstrations and press events
  • Elaboration and proposal of the internal communication plan for the brands and therapeutic areas of its portfolio, in conjunction with the person in charge of internal communication
  • Liaison and follow up of corporate communication initiatives
  • Implementation of a communication and partnership plan with the associations of patients involved in the therapeutic areas for which you are responsible.
Desired Skills & Experience /Qualifications
  • Master’s degree, with preference of political science, public health or similar field
  • Professional experience and expertise in (health) policy, ideally knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Good understanding and experience with political decision-making processes, ideally within the healthcare system and reimbursement system in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Existing, resilient networks with politicians, associations, and other important decision-makers as well as experience in building networks
  • Understanding and experience in dealing with relevant stakeholder interests
  • Experience in the development of successful strategies and in the implementation of corresponding policy initiatives
  • Expertise in project management, cooperation with external service providers and dealing with high-ranking experts
  • Outstanding communication skills to convey complex technical content in a simple and accurate way
  • Being able to express yourself perfectly in Dutch, French and English
  • Perfect written and oral communication is a must
  • Empathic and diplomatic
  • IT knowledgeable (Word, Excel, DB, …) and interest
Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.
Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Belgium


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
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