Policy and Communications Manager

Date: 8.2.2019

Location: Prague, CZ

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Requisition ID: EXT000418

Have you heard about MSD?


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 impact
  • 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
Qualifications

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):
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: MSD

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job