Public Policy Manager, MSD Ireland

At MSD, we invent for life, pushing the boundaries of science and technology and leading scientific breakthroughs against the world’s most significant health challenges.

We have invested hugely in the Irish market and our sites in Ireland are highly regarded and renowned by our colleagues around the globe.

With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining the world’s second-largest pharmaceutical company.

The Public Policy Manager reports directly to the Policy, Communications and Government Affairs Director and is responsible for research and THE analysis of the current and future policy environment impacting on the success of MSD’s Human Health subsidiary. The role involves developing and driving a public policy programme, which establishes the MSD Human Health business in Ireland as a healthcare leader and partner of choice, and which enables and influences healthcare reform in the therapy areas in which we operate.

Company MSD Ireland
Location Leopardstown, Dublin
Apply by 25 April 2018
Position / Title Public Policy Manager
Department Policy, Communications and Government Affairs
Reporting to Director, Policy, Communications and Government Affairs
Direct Reports n/a
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply

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The Public Policy Manager reports directly to the Policy, Communications and Government Affairs Director and is responsible for research and THE analysis of the current and future policy environment impacting on the success of MSD’s Human Health subsidiary. The role involves developing and driving a public policy programme, which establishes the MSD Human Health business in Ireland as a healthcare leader and partner of choice, and which enables and influences healthcare reform in the therapy areas in which we operate.

Primary Activities

  • Develop and deliver initiatives which influence the policy environment in priority therapy areas.
  • Analyse healthcare policy/environmental change, understanding how it impacts on our business and share understanding across the organisation.
  • Develop a policy plan for key therapy areas and in collaboration with the Brand team, execute the plan.
  • Manage therapy area policy budgets and programmes.
  • Implement programmes which positions MSD as a true partner of choice with key stakeholders and build trusted and sustainable relationships with key partners.
  • Work with the local strategic Healthcare Reform team and environment and stakeholder champions to develop MSD’s strategy; and collaborate with partners such as the HSE, DOH and Healthy Ireland initiatives (e.g. health literacy)
  • In collaboration with the Director, apply intelligence, knowledge and insight to analyse trends and policy and review and propose strategic responses.
  • Leverage MSD’s footprint in Ireland as an employer of choice and trusted partner in healthcare.
  • Research and formulate MSD’s policy positions on key national and therapy area policy issues and use to mobilise engagement and debate on key issues.
  • Build sustainable effective relationships/networks with key stakeholders who influence public health policy.
  • Initiate and drive the development of strategic and integrated policy and communications campaigns as MSD and/or in conjunction with third parties to shape and drive changes in MSD’s key priority areas.
     

Qualifications and Experience
 

  • 5-7 years in a policy / public affairs role in the health area e.g. DOH, HSE. 
  • Educated to degree level ideally in politics, policy or a related field. 
  • Communications, project management, collaboration. 
  • Some consultancy / public affairs experience would also be beneficial. 
  • A strong network in healthcare policy and academic arenas.
  • Knowledge of Oireachtas procedures and legislative process

Screening questions:

  1. Do you have a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Public Affairs, Politics or a related field?
  2. Do you have experience in Healthcare Policy?
  3. Do you have experience in Communications?

 

So, if you are ready to:

INVENT solutions to meet unmet medical needs

IMPACT the future by driving MSD’s position as one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

 

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