Senior Public Affairs and Communications Professional Healthcare, Brussels

Position Overview and Responsibilities

Senior public affairs and communications professional, Healthcare, Brussels

FleishmanHillard is one of the world's leading public affairs and communications groups, with over 80 offices worldwide. Within our Brussels office, our Healthcare team consists of 6 full-time consultants advising a range of organizations including blue-chip international healthcare companies, health associations and campaigning charities. The team helps the healthcare industry tell its story at an EU level. Addressing regulatory challenges through integrated public affairs and communications campaigns, we work with companies and organizations to condition the policy environment to ensure patients have access to treatment and policymakers understand the burden of specific diseases on the patient, the economy and society.

The Position

We are looking for a senior public affairs and communications professional, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience and deep expertise in the healthcare sector, to lead this practice. The successful candidate will direct a number of communications and advocacy programs, and work in close partnership with clients as a trusted advisor. He/she will proactively develop and initiate new business opportunities both in Brussels and as part of our Global Healthcare practice. This position will provide an opportunity for teaming with senior industry practitioners, and for broad sectoral experience and growth.

Qualifications

Experience & skills required:

  • An established track record of work experience relating to EU level pharmaceutical and consumer health areas
  • An experienced senior level advisor and team leader
  • Experience in a consultancy is an advantage
  • Understanding of client business operations (beyond communications)
  • Dynamic team player and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to offer high-level advice on the spot
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills; fluency in English a must

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is what distinguishes us in our market.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.