Senior Manager – EU Government Affairs

24 Aug, 2021


Senior Manager – EU Government Affairs

Elsene, Belgium

Pfizer is the world’s premier biopharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. We discover, develop, manufacture and deliver quality, safe and effective prescription medicines to treat and help prevent disease for people. We also partner with healthcare providers, governments and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality health care and health system support. At Pfizer, colleagues in more than 90 countries work every day to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.

Position Reports to: Director & Head of EU Government Affairs

Location: Brussels


The Senior Manager, EU Government Affairs (EUGA), reports to the Director & Head of EUGA and is responsible for leading the creation, development and execution of EU-level strategies on key Pfizer priorities. The Senior Manager will be part of a small and highly-networked team working with colleagues across the Pfizer organization on EU policy and legislation, aiming to maintain and improve a favorable investment and operating environment for Pfizer in Europe, contributing to Pfizer’s global strategic goals.


In alignment with the Director/Head of EUGA, the Senior Manager will:

  • Lead cross-functional teams, develop and execute government affairs strategies on key EU policy and legislative initiatives. Examples may include oncology (Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan) and digital health (European Health Data Space).

  • Shape/Lead trade association activities on assigned topics (EFPIA, EuropaBio, AmCham EU).

  • Secure external stakeholder support at EU level for priority legislation and policies related to our Business Units’ commercial priorities.

  • Develop and leverage strong relationships with EU government officials and other stakeholders at EU level, including umbrella patient groups.

  • Represent Pfizer externally in public debates, meetings, conferences.

  • Develop policy and communications materials for use in EU advocacy activities

Your skills

  • Education: Master’s Degree in European Studies, EU law, political science, economics or similar.

  • Approx. 7-10 years’ experience in EU institutions, trade associations, in-house public affairs, policy, or government relations, preferably in the healthcare and pharmaceutical field.

  • Well organized, highly motivated, creative team player

  • Deep understanding of EU political environment and legislative/decision-making process.

  • A broad and deep understanding of key stakeholders and influencers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical field is a must. Specific experience and knowledge of oncology policy and digital health issues are an asset.

  • You are resilient, able to work independently and in a team environment, and with all levels of the organization and government officials.

  • Strong network in Brussels is an asset.

  • Strong experience in developing and driving strategies with measurable results, and coalition building in complex policy environments.

  • In addition to an excellent level of oral and written English, you have preferably 1 or 2 European languages.

 Our offer

At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives. Pfizer’s open-door policy is an integrated part of our culture across all levels of seniority.

Competitive salaries and benefit packages : meal vouchers, phone, full insurance package, company car, 20 legal holidays, 6 compensation days and 3 extra legal holidays.

Possibilities for homeworking and flexible working hours.

Pfizer offers unparalleled opportunities for career growth.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees. Should you have any question or specific needs regarding this hiring process, please contact :

“For our projects regarding diversity and inclusion on the work floor, Pfizer is closely collaborating with Actiris.”


Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes medicines and vaccines. Pfizer wants to contribute to better health and wellness for everyone, at every stage of life. Pfizer works with the government and other health partners to provide quality and accessible healthcare. The patient is central to this story.

Pfizer has four offices in Belgium with which it supports its Belgian and international activities: 1) Anderlecht, where the Pfizer Clinical Research Unit is located. This is a fully equipped phase 1 research center. With that of New Haven (US), it is one of two Phase 1 Pfizer research centers in the world, 2) Elsene, the Belgian headquarters, 3) Puurs, Pfizer’s production and packaging site, and 4) Zaventem, the international Pfizer’s Logistics Center.

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Job posted: 2021-08-24