External Affairs Lead - Italy (Rome Location)

Ort: Italy - Rome

Funktion: Pricing and Market Access

Senioritätslevel: Senior Manager

Ihr Profil

Vifor Pharma a world leading Nephrology, Iron Deficiency and Cardio-Renal pharmaceutical company are experiencing rapid growth due to pipeline realization and optimization. At this time in our Italian office in Rome we are seeking an External Affairs Lead to help to develop and execute innovative patient access strategies for the country. 

The purpose of this position is to support the Italian Head of Market Access in developing and delivering Patient Advocacy & Innovation Policy strategies and support high-level external relations for Vifor Italy with political institutions, patient groups and related policy influencers across Italy. 

He/she will develop the Vifor Italy position around ongoing policy debates and influence external stakeholders to change policy in support of the company’s priorities and patients’ access to healthcare. The jobholder will work closely with identified key decision makers, policy formulators and influencing groups to achieve positive outcomes for all external stakeholders. 

The role will be manage ongoing relationships with heads of patient groups, and co design projects to improve standards of care in disease areas.

Leveraging media engagement to amplify / disseminate appropriate disease and policy campaign plans.

Tasks 
  • Executes and helps shape  Patient  Advocacy & Innovation Policy strategy execution at the country level
  • Closely monitors trends in local policies, guidance and regulations and effectively strategises accordingly 
  • Provides high level input to strategy development
  • Maintains a corporate political network of local government and stakeholder contacts 
  • Works closely with Farmindustria to support Vifor’s business strategy and key policy initiatives. 
  • Contributes to a favorable legal and policy environment to support Vifor’s short- and long-term objectives.
  • Influences and mobilises internal business partners and external stakeholders to deliver significant change and supports Patient & Innovation Policy programs
  • Builds and manages collaborations with Italian Patient Advocacy Groups and develops win-win projects with them
  • Is an active and integral member of the business team and collaborates extensively with cross-functional teams to align on business strategy
  • Conducts all activities in compliance with industry and company ethical guidelines/policies

Minimum Requirements
  • Degree in Political Science, Economics, Health Economics, Law, Public Policy/Public Administration
  • 3-5 Years of experience in Public Affairs, ideally experience of company and institutional/political experience
  • Has experience executing patient and policy strategy in Italy
  • Language requirement: Italian plus English 

Über uns

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe ist ein globales Spezialitäten-Pharmaunternehmen. Sie hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, globale Marktführerin in den Bereichen Eisenmangel, Nephrologie und kardiorenale Therapien zu werden. Das Unternehmen ist der bevorzugte Partner für Pharmaprodukte und innovative, patientenorientierte Lösungen. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe will Patienten mit schweren und chronischen Krankheiten auf der ganzen Welt dabei helfen, ein Leben in besserer Gesundheit zu führen. Das Unternehmen entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet pharmazeutische Produkte für eine optimale Patientenversorgung. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe nimmt in allen ihren Kerngeschäften eine führende Position ein und besteht aus folgenden Unternehmen: Vifor Pharma, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (ein gemeinsam mit Fresenius Medical Care geführtes Unternehmen); und OM Pharma.

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe hat ihren Hauptsitz in der Schweiz und ist an der Schweizer Börse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348) kotiert.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf www.viforpharma.com/career

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