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Novartis seeks Public Affairs Manager (80-100%)

Novartis 2-3y Junior Level  Rotkreuz ZG, Zug, Schweiz 24 Mai 2017

Job Description

Public Affairs Manager (80-100%)

  •  Shape a regional PA strategy and policy agenda
  • Build and manage external relationships relevant to Novartis Pharma Switzerland
  • Identify, prioritize and drive topics which define policy environment for Swiss business
  • Deliver strategic advice and prepare briefs for senior management on industry association meetings
  • Liaise with business functions to provide key support for market related tasks (i.e. stakeholder management)
  • Ensure smooth information exchange with corporate as well as global public affairs functions
  • Build PA and issue management competency in the market
  • Evaluate location (communal and cantonal) topics and issues; account for ‘Good Corporate Citizenship’
  • Represent Novartis Pharma Switzerland in REPALT (Region Europe Patient Advocacy Lead Team), coordinate local Patient Advocacy activities through medical department

Minimum requirements

  • Masters in Political Sciences, Economics, International
  • At least 2-5 years of work history in Public Affairs either in Swiss or European Institutions, pharmaceutical industry, trade association, consultancy or NGO
  • Fluency in German as well as in English. Ideally accompanied by another principal European language (French, Italian, Spanish)
  • In-depth understanding of the political relationships and sensitivities in Switzerland.


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