Standort: Vienna, Austria
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: Gilead Sciences
Eingetragen am: 2022-01-10

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Job Description

Associate Director Public Affairs, Austria

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS and emerging viruses, liver diseases and cancer.

The Position

Reporting to the Public Affairs head of Australia, Canada & Europe Mid-sized Markets (ACE MM), this role is responsible for the conception and delivery of strategic branded and unbranded communication programmes, community engagement, corporate giving, plus corporate and employee communication intended to protect and enhance Gilead’s corporate reputation while helping us to become the biotech employer and partner of choice in Austria.In addition, this role will also include the execution of Government Affairs & Policy strategy, and engagement with political stakeholders.

This role works closely with the General Manager of Austria, will serve on the Austria Leadership Team, and will work in collaboration with the cross-functional team (including Medical Affairs, Marketing, Market Access and Business Compliance).In addition, the role works closely with Public Affairs and Government Affairs colleagues in ACE and globally, to enhance market access, drive uptake and communicate the value that our medicines deliver throughout their lifecycle.

Job Duties

External Communications

  • Responsible for the development and execution of Gilead’s local communications strategy, in alignment with global direction and local leadership, in support of the product portfolio and business objectives. Components include: media relations (print, broadcast and social), digital communications, reputation management, leadership communications, issues and crisis management, brand/therapeutic area communications, corporate communications and employee engagement
  • Design and implement strategic programmes and narratives that proactively communicate Gilead’s perspective and shape corporate reputation
  • Examine complex issues from a broader organization perspective, determine advocacy, communications and engagement opportunities and develop and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Prepare communication materials, including strategic programmes, key messages, Q&A documents, press releases, presentations as well as key policy briefings and policy papers
  • Develop strong relationships with key media and respond to media requests and arrange interviews with management and opinion leader spokespeople, as appropriate
  • Enhance Gilead’s profile among industry associations, media and other influential organizations in Austria
  • Responsible for Gilead’s corporate giving initiatives in Austria
  • Effectively manage all aspects of public relations and government affairs agency relationships, including direction and project management
  • Manage budgets to target
  • Understand the regulatory framework in Austria and compliantly manage internal approvals and interactions with the review team

Internal Communications

  • Drive internal communications and employee engagement by proactively driving ideas and programmes that support culture evolution
Patient Advocacy

  • Develop/strengthen relationships with a wide variety of community advocates and organizations, championing patient engagement in appropriate cross-functional projects
Government Affairs & Policy

  • Working closely with the Government Affairs team, create a policy environment where the Austrian Government values, rewards and supports timely access to Gilead’s innovative medicines
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate governmental strategies related to national legislation, programmes and institutions to position Gilead as a partner of choice
  • Provide thought leadership and advice in terms of public health policy, the evolving policy environment and potential impact on Gilead
  • Coordinate with cross-functional colleagues to ensure alignment and collaboration on business priorities and messaging across different stakeholders
Knowledge, Experience And Skills

  • Proven experience in external communications, product public relations, media and government affairs
  • Must have experience with public relations and government relations strategies, tactics and the relationship of those tactics to other department roles and functions, including Marketing, Medical Affairs and Market Access
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations (traditional and social), issues management
  • Knowledge of healthcare and industry media
  • In-depth knowledge of the Austrian healthcare system and key policies (especially pricing and reimbursement policy environment) relevant to secure access and uptake of highly innovative medicines, including processes and key stakeholders
  • Strong team player mindset
  • Advanced business judgment and analytical skills, including the ability to interact with senior management and high-profile experts appropriately, with confidence and ease
  • Experience managing multiple projects (timelines, budgets, priorities) simultaneously; flexibility and results-oriented focus are essential
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Ten+ years healthcare public relations experience
  • Experience in patient advocacy group relations is a strong benefit

  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve objectives
  • The ability to rapidly study, analyze and understand new situations and business problems
  • Operationally excellent and resilient in the context of a rapidly changing environment
  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation
  • Process orientated to achieve the business objectives
Gilead Core Value

  • Integrity (always doing the right thing),
  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith),
  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility).
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

Der Mindestlohn für diese Vakanz liegt bei €90,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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