Ranked as the most effective European Trade Association in Brussels in 2013, EuropaBio works through an outstanding Team of motivated and dedicated individuals topromote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industryin Europe. Our members are involved in research, development, testing, manufacturing and commercialisation of biotechnology products and processes. Our corporate members have a wide range of activities: human and animal health care, diagnostics, bio-informatics, chemicals, crop protection, agriculture, food and environmental products and services. We also represent a number of national biotechnology associations in Europe who in turn represent more than 1800 biotech SMEs.
More details about EuropaBio: www.europabio.org
Today, the Healthcare Biotechnology unit of EuropaBio is looking for an exceptional and motivated individual to join it as Manager.
Healthcare biotechnology has a tremendous impact on meeting the needs of patients and their families. In fact, biotechnology in healthcare not only encompasses medicines and diagnostics which are manufactured using a biotechnological process, but also cell and tissue engineered products, gene therapy and includes the use and the application of key biotechnology tools in the research and developmentof all innovative medicines. Today, more than 325 million patients have benefited from approved medicines manufactured through biotechnology. Biotech medicines are estimated to account for approximately 20% of all marketed medicines and represent 50% of all medicines in the pipeline.
EuropaBio’s healthcare biotech unit contributes to the process of policy development and regulatory implementation by presenting a coordinated industry voice and position on all healthcare biotech related issues.
Together with the EuropaBio corporate and national association membership, the ideal Healthcare Biotech Manager, reporting to the Healthcare Biotech Director, will be responsible for the implementation of an agreed strategy aimed at improving the policy and regulatory environments for healthcare biotechnology in Europe. Not exhaustively, the Manager will:
- Under the guidance of the Healthcare Biotech Director and the Chairman of the Healthcare Council and with the support of healthcare corporate and national association members, implement annual strategies and action plans for the Healthcare sector;
- Together with the Healthcare Biotech Director and another Healthcare Manager, coordinate and manage EuropaBio’s Healthcare working groups’ (e.g. orphan
medicinal products, personalised medicine, advanced therapies, health technology assessment, etc.)
Liaise with more than 40 corporate and 16 nationalassociation members;
In collaboration with corporate and national association members, develop EuropaBio’s policy positions in key healthcare biotech areas, organise internal and external meetings, follow-up actions and coordinate consultations in the different healthcare Topic Groups and Task Forces;
Work closely with all European Union Institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and Permanent Representations, the European Medicines Agency and relevant stakeholders; and coordinate EuropaBio’s input and outreach on key healthcare-related policies and initiatives at Member State level with the national associations;
Represent EuropaBio in European initiatives and key international, European and national healthcare policy and regulatory meetings and events (e.g. EMA, speaking opportunities etc.)
Support media and communication activities relatedto healthcare;
Ensure coordination with the other sectors within the association;
Continuously acquire and share biotech healthcare specific knowledge (biotech dossiers ‘need to know’/’nice to know’)
Profile & skills
- University degree in public health, political sciences, law or equivalent;
- Good practical knowledge of European and/or national public affairs,advocacy and communications, acquired during at least 5 years working experience in industry associations, in-house public affairs/corporate affairs departments or in public affairs consultancy firms, preferably with direct contact to European institutions;
- Fluent written and spoken English (working language). Additional EU languages a plus;
- Motivated and outgoing personality able to work ina small team;
- Strong project management and organisational skills;
- Experienced mediator able to reach consensus within a group;
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Action-driven and result oriented;
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and to multi-task.
A competitive compensation package commensurate with the important responsibilities of this role;
An opportunity to gain broad experience within an innovative, multinational European association;
A position that brings broad responsibilities as well as the chance to work in a highly motivated and professional team;
The prospect of gaining expertise in a wide range of healthcare policy issues and developing a broad network at EU, national and international level.
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Catherine De Feyter, Senior HR Manager firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Healthcare Biotechnology Manager” before 19