External Affairs Lead - Italy (Rome Location)

Lieu: Italy - Rome

Fonction: Pricing and Market Access

Niveau de Séniorité: Senior Manager

Votre 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.

  • 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 

A propos de nous

Le groupe Vifor Pharma est une entreprise pharmaceutique internationale spécialisée. Son ambition est de devenir le leader mondial dans les domaines de la carence en fer, de la néphrologie et des traitements cardio-rénaux. L’entreprise est le partenaire de choix pour les médicaments et les solutions innovantes axées sur le patient. Le groupe Vifor Pharma aspire à aider les patients du monde entier atteints de maladies graves et chroniques à mener une vie meilleure et plus saine. La société développe, fabrique et commercialise des produits pharmaceutiques offrant des soins de précision aux patients. Le groupe Vifor Pharma occupe une position de premier plan dans toutes ses activités clés. Il se compose des entreprises suivantes: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (sa société commune avec Fresenius Medical Care); et OM Pharma.

Le groupe Vifor Pharma a son siège en Suisse et est coté à la Bourse suisse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter www.viforpharma.com/career

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