Policy and Communications Manager Job

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: EXT000418

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MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to
improving health and well-being in 140 countries around the world. We continue
to focus our research on conditions that affect millions of people around the
world - diseases like Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Cancer - while further
expanding our strengths in areas such as vaccines and biologics.

We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to
providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.

MSD’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a
“patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this
team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company
objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised
of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in
bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to
our customers worldwide.

Opportunity offered:
Policy & Communication Manager

Are you an experienced Public Affairs professional with
(preferably) some pharmaceutical industry experience and with creative mindset?

Do you have an agile approach and can-do attitude? Then you
might be a good fit for us!

We’re searching for someone with great passion for shaping
the environment and who is not afraid of doing the things differently. The job
is to work for the patients by engaging the key stakeholders, communicating
with patients’ organizations, managing public relations and the usual PA
activities. Your employer would be a leading innovative pharmaceutical company
with 128 years history. MSD is a challenging environment but empowers creative
minds and rewards success.

Primary Activities
include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating strategies and executing policy and
    communication activities across the key therapeutic areas
  • Engaging key stakeholders and opinion leaders,
    establish and maintain a broad network of relationships with key stakeholders
    both within and outside MSD
  • Assisting the Policy & Communication Lead
    addressing policy challenges, developing action plans and measuring policy
  • Monitoring, analyzing and identify opportunities
    and threats in the areas of interests with regard to company’s product
    portfolio and product pipeline
  • Anticipating and evaluating future market needs
    and trends related to policy priorities in collaboration with relevant internal
    colleagues (e.g. Market Access, Communications, Medical, Regulatory affairs,
    Regional Policy Director), closely collaborate within cross-functional teams
  • Managing Public Relations and corporate image of
    the company
  • Contributing to Internal Communications

We are seeking professionals with the following qualifications, skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Political Science, Law, Economics or related fields
  • At least 3 years of public affairs experience in corporate or agency environment, pharmaceutical industry experience is an advantage
  • Deep knowledge of the Czech political environment and legislative process
  • Excellent command of English and Czech, great communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to learn on the fly
  • Flexible thinking, ability to quickly switch between different areas and topics, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, ability to translate business messages and tailor them for different audiences
  • Stress-resistance

We offer:
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Position in a leading global healthcare company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative and flexible working environment
  • Wide range of benefits

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

Job: External Communications
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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