Government Affairs – Assistant Manager

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09 Jul 2017

EFPIA Government Affairs – Assistant Manager

About EFPIA:

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 33 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice at European level of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing to patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.


The assistant manager will report to the Director of Government Affairs (and support the overall team), providing assistance in advocacy on a variety of topics and coordinating the administrative work of the Government Affairs team.  In time, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead on legislative dossiers relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

Responsibilities include:

Under supervision of the team Director and in collaboration with EFPIA Secretariat colleagues, the assistant manager will

  • Monitor activities in health policy at EU level
  • Answer queries related to the institutions and the dossiers that Government Affairs is 
working on from colleagues and the EFPIA membership
  • Manage the Government Affairs agenda & logistics as well as set up meetings with policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Update the internal Government Affairs databases and contact lists 

  • Take minutes at meetings 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years working experience in EU Public Affairs. A health policy background is preferable though not essential. 

  • In-depth knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and of legislative procedures.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken 

  • Good knowledge of MS Office software package


  • Open and positive mindset and able to easily establish contacts through networking
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure and respect deadlines
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills

EFPIA offers:

A full time position for a period of one year, with the possibility to extend into a permanent contract. The ideal start date is 1 August 2017.

Interested candidates should send their letter of interest and CV by 30 June 2017, or address any question on the position to .  

The application should consist of:

1.     CV

2.     Cover letter max half of a page

3.     A 1-pager outlining the three most important topics to the pharmaceutical sector today. 

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