Cell-Therapy Government Affairs Lead (m/f/d)

based in Berlin and Munich

Our client is one of the leading pharmaceutical biotech companies worldwide and is about to launch the next top notch therapy in oncology-hematology with their CAR-T- Cell Therapy in 2018 which gives hope to patients who haven't had any therapy option left.


To be part of this ground braking new development and to drive the access to this promising therapy our client is looking for a motivated and experienced

Cell-Therapy Government Affairs Lead (m/f/d)

based in Berlin and Munich

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    Berlin and Munich (50%/50%, accommodation and travel will be covered)

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Your tasks

  • Promote a positive presence amongst key stakeholders focused on the Government, the Parliament and relevant institutional bodies, for the purpose of shaping the policy environment relevant for our cell therapy franchise.
  • Develop and implement a GA strategy to 1. position as a leader in cell therapy, and a partner and thought leader with governments and 2. enhance and support timely access to innovative medicines. This strategy should be aligned with the GA European strategy
  • Work collaboratively with other members of government affairs as well as other departments to ensure strategic alignment and well-informed decision-making. Help identify opportunities to work with the government to advance its mission.
  • Monitor the country’s policy environment with the objective of providing management with sophisticated information and insights on dealing with developments in the business environment.
  • When relevant, recruit and supervise consultants who will support the delivery of our activities. Manage these relationships to ensure effective delivery of projects to time and budget.
  • Work as part of the EMEA and Germany Government Affairs Team to ensure appropriate alignment of German activities to the regional strategy, contribute to the team thinking and initiatives; collaborate and share best practice.
  • Ensure communication of relevant information between the EMEA and Germany GA Team and the German Leadership and functional teams.
  • Work with academics, think tanks and other though leaders on how to introduce new treatments while respecting the sustainability of the healthcare system.
  • Contribute positively to the company's Leadership Team as both a functional expert and a business leader.
  • Reporting to the Government Affairs Director Germany.

Your qualifications

  • Typically requires a BSc or BA degree and with significant prior experience in government, government affairs, public affairs or policy role.
  • Must have advanced skills, depth and expertise in government affairs as well as advanced business judgment and analytical skills.
  • Extensive experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred. Knowledge of the oncology field and stakeholders preferred.
  • Strong relationships with government officials, policy-makers and agencies. Track record of interacting with external stakeholder groups to advance policy goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of healthcare systems, pricing and reimbursement and key policies relevant to secure access and uptake of highly innovative medicines.
  • A demonstrable track record of developing and executing successful campaigns as part of a cross functional team in a matrix organization.
  • Self-starter with can-do attitude who can operate independently in a fast-changing environment.
  • Excellent strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute on agreed strategies.
  • Strong executive presence with ability to communicate with senior officials externally and senior executives internally.
  • Sound business judgment and analytical skills, and strong team player.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skill
  • Full professional proficient English

Your contact person

Tilman Grumbd


Optares Medical GmbH & Co. KG
Tilman Grumbd
Heiligengeist Höfe 8
26121 Oldenburg