Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP)

MedTech Europe


Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy (GAPP)

Your Role in MedTech Europe

MedTech Europe is an Alliance of European medical technology industry associations. The Alliance represents the European in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices industries.

You will join the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Team, which is part of the External Affairs Department. The GAPP Team has a dynamic and positive working environment. As Manager, you will work autonomously and run your own projects whilst engaging with several team members.

You will be a visible and credible advocate for the industry who builds strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as policy makers, healthcare officials, and patient groups, stays up-to-date with EU policy and legislative developments and engages the organisation in initiatives relevant to the medical technology sector. You will be working with members in developing positions and engagement strategies and drive joint advocacy activities.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

Digital Health:

  • AI Act and other legislative files regulating AI
  • Data Act
  • European Health Data Space
  • Cyber Resilience Act

Key responsibilities

Develop/maintain relationships with the EU institutions and exchange information with policy makers about priority topics of MedTech Europe members

Build relationships with relevant stakeholders, such as patient and healthcare professional groups and other industry trade associations

Represent MedTech Europe externally through being a visible and credible advocate for the industry

Ensure an up-to-date knowledge of the EU political landscape and assess EU initiatives with regard to their relevance for the medical technology sector

Develop clear and concise positioning and messaging

Develop and implement strategies and action plans to engage the organisation in EU legislative proposals and policies

Consider and utilize both advocacy and communication tools to achieve objectives

Be a point of contact for members, e.g. with the Public Affairs Committee, and moderate member discussions towards agreed objectives and positions

Contribute to the advocacy and communication excellence of the organisation

Requirements

Master, preferable in European Studies, European Law, Political Science, (Health) Economics

Three to five years of professional experience in EU Government Affairs (EU institutions, consultancy, association, NGO etc.)

Proven solid knowledge about EU institutions and EU legislative processes. Experience inside the EU institutions or have a demonstratable knowledge about EU institutions or processes.

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, any additionally EU language is considered a plus

Availability to travel

Experience in health, in particular in in vitro diagnostic and medical devices is considered a plus

Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Effective communication (written and spoken) with internal and external stakeholders

Team player with commitment to excellence

Competences

Strong project management skills

Ability to prioritise tasks, work independently and provide results against tight deadlines, resilience to workload, positive attitude

Ability to communicate clearly and translate complex information into clear messages

Ability to work autonomously with high problem-solver and solution-oriented mindset

Ability to analyse policies/legislation and political developments identifying relevance for the sector

Ability to find consensus amongst wide range of opinions and to work with different functions, teams (market access, regulatory) and seniority levels 

Proactive attitude with sense for creating synergies and win-wins

Diplomacy and negotiation skills

Broad and strategic thinking

Confidence in driving initiatives with members and stakeholders

Communication skills: demonstratable writing skills and knowledge in communication channels

Reports to

Senior Manager External Affairs (GAPP)

Offer

Competitive Salary + Performance Bonus, Luncheon Vouchers, Mobile Phone Subscription, Laptop, Pension Plan & Medical Plan (+ Family)

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