Public Affairs Lead

Posted 15 July 2021
LocatieMokum, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Job type Contract
BedrijfssectorenGezondheidszorg, Science

Job description

Our client is a fast growing research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines. We are looking for a Public Affairs Lead (40 hours) based in Amsterdam.

Do you have significant experience of working in Public Affairs roles within pharma/biotech/NGO? Apply now!
All applicants MUST have full legal authorization to work in the EU region independently and be fluent in both spoken and written Dutch and English language.


  • Provide public affairs (PA) / patient advocacy services to the business in the NL, working closely with the cross-functional teams executing the PA country strategy
  • Develop and drive NL patient advocacy and communication projects for the Netherlands, i.e. disease awareness campaigns, patient support programs, grants and sponsorships
  • Lead relationships patient groups in HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Oncology (advanced breast cancer and blood cancer), representing the organisation at community/stakeholder meetings
  • Work cross-functionally on HIV and Oncology business strategy, representing the voice of the patient/community in internal planning
  • Participate in Grants Review Committee reviewing and managing PA grants and sponsorships
  • Together with Medical Affairs, develop and support patient education materials and projects
  • Manage the supportive agencies and ensure internal review processes of materials and projects, collaborating with Legal/business compliance to ensure the compliant implementation of PA projects
  • Develop and support the local business with internal communication and external corporate communication opportunities, as well as managing media requests and messaging
  • Represent the NL in ACE Region 1 PA and patient advocacy activities in various international platforms and meetings
  • This role reports into the Associate Director PA, and is part of the ACE Region PA team


  • Significant experience of working in Public Affairs roles
  • Extensive experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.
  • Indepth knowledge of the healthcare system and patient advocacy
  • Exceptional level of communicating, influencing and managing relationships.
  • Experience working in a cross functional projectteam environment.
  • Experience of establishing external stakeholder groups to advance policy goals.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute on agreed strategies.
  • Strong executive presence with ability to command respect with both external and internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

What do we offer

  • Contract via Kelly Services of TBD period (40 hours per week)
  • Independent Contractors are also welcome to apply;
  • Start date: ASAP
  • An international environment where you can learn a lot in challenging projects

Hajar Amagir
T: 023-7111190
When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.

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