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Communications & Patient Advocacy Manager

Posted 20 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Key Responsibilities:Support and drive implementation of Therapy Area/product brand internal/external communications strategy and patient advocacy strategy in collaboration with range of teams internally and externally.Support alignment of activities as part of integrated Corporate Affairs(CA) plan.Support implementation of KPIs, Analytics and Insights measures to consistently monitor and predict product performance management above country and for Top 11 market, in alignment with CA Strategy and Operations.Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant patient communities and groups, including management of grants and sponsorships.Support the implementation of branded and non-branded communications strategies, patient engagement and activation, disease awareness, therapy area narratives, across all media channels including social, to support business objectives to achieve patient and healthcare system impact.Manage news-flow and congress activity.Work with agency partners to deliver strategic relevant and innovative programs for stakeholders.Ensure implementation and adherence to required systems and processes related to communications and patient advocacy activities e.g. Transfer of Value reporting.Exemplifies a predictive mentality; seeks multidirectional insights to understand our environments and stakeholders, and embraces iterative, measurable experimentation and action.Essential Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, or a related field, or equivalent experience.Ability to prioritise and enhance resources.A couple of years’ experience in marketing, communications or patient advocacy within the healthcare, non-profit, pharma or relative industry.Agency partnerships and budget management.Understanding of diverse policy landscapes.Product PR communications, social media strategy and implementation  Crisis and issues management  with the ability to navigate complexity. Business and organisational awareness, enterprise perspective.  Proven experience in developing and implementing communication strategies.Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.Strong organisational and project management abilities.Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.Benefits and rewards:Read our handbook to learn about all the ways we’ll help you thrive personally and professionally: to Diversity & Inclusion:We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.Accessibility and accommodation:Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in any order to receive more detailed information about essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We also aim to reward those who invest their money, time and ideas in our company.

Active in 80 countries
300 employees
40% men - 60% women
Average age is 40 years