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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Director, Global Public Affairs, I&I IDM Region



Full Time

On Site


New York, New York, United States

Director, Global Public Affairs, I&I IDM Region

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.

The primary responsibilities of the Director, Global Public Affairs, I&I IDM Region is to act as a strategic partner to the Commercial, Patient Health & Impact, and Medical Leaders, to promote a policy environment that will enable access to Pfizer’ Global Inflammation & Immunology portfolio in the International Developed Markets; to design and deliver structured public affairs and stakeholder engagement plans which support Global, Regional and Country prioritized objectives; to contribute toward increasing country colleague’s public affairs and stakeholder engagement capabilities, and to build Pfizer’s reputation through innovative and aligned external and internal strategies and projects.


  • Serve as a strategic Public Affairs Counsel to Global Commercial, Patient Health & Impact (PHI) and Medical Leaders for the Pfizer Inflammation & Immunology portfolio.

  • Monitor and provide insights on the effects of government policies, non-government organization/other stakeholder and competitor strategies on the I&I business, in the international developed markets (Europe & developed Asia).

  • Develop the Public Affairs strategies and tactics needed for the strategic and operating plans (including stakeholder engagement plans), and ensure that they are aligned to commercial priorities and integrated into regional / priority country commercial strategic and operating plans.

  • Lead Global Public Affairs efforts (stakeholder mapping, public policy scans, access and strategy development and execution) to prepare the regional and country environment for launch of new assets and indications.

  • Serve as the single point of contact (SPOC) for Corporate Affairs to the I&I IDM Regional President and I&I IDM Leadership Team.

  • Launch preparation/ policy activation planning and environmental shaping in Europe and developed Asia.

  • Identify strategic external opportunities and venues for appropriate Pfizer speakers, including Global and Regional Leaders, to deliver the company views on therapeutic area related public affairs and policy priorities.

  • Engage externally with advocacy organizations, professional organizations, think thanks, scientific associations and other influencers in support of key objectives.

  • Create/supervise development of tools to advance Public Affairs & Policy initiatives for education and advocacy purposes with Policymakers, Patient Advocates and other external groups.

  • Engage and coordinate colleagues from other Corporate Affairs groups, PHI, Medical, Regulatory and R&D to support PA strategy creation and execution, and ensure alignment on key issues.

  • Develop and execute training programs to educate/sustain Pfizer country colleagues on key priorities and objectives.

  • Develop and implement metrics to measure effectiveness and impact of key initiatives.

  • Ensure all activities/programs are in compliance with Pfizer policy and legal obligations.

  • Plan and manage a budget, and operate within established guidelines.

  • This is an individual contributor role.

  • Possible location: Brussels, Elsene. This position is not eligible to relocation.


This position requires the integration of public affairs/government relations, alliance development, and business expertise to develop effective strategies that support Pfizer’s Global I&I priorities. The ideal candidate will possess experience in several of these areas with the capability of quickly acquiring knowledge in others. The position requires extensive interaction with colleagues from across Pfizer’s headquarters, regional and country locations.

  • B.A. / B.S. required

  • Years of experience: minimum 7 years in the pharmaceutical industry, another health care sector, public policy, communication, public affairs, or market access

  • Knowledge of health care policy and pharmaceutical industry, and understanding of business and regulatory environment required

  • A history of effective alliance building in complex environments

  • Understanding of commercial business and the ability to translate commercial needs into strategic public affairs and government relations plan that improve Pfizer’s operating environment

  • Strong capacity/proven track record for sharp strategic analysis and understanding, including incorporating alliance development, policy and public affairs components into the business analyses that support improved access and/or awareness of therapeutic areas and brands

  • Strategic thinker, able to tackle complex issues and develop innovative solutions resulting in winning partnerships

  • Demonstrated success in a matrix environment with particular emphasis on working across a Corporate Affairs organization

  • A history of strategic and tactical plan implementation that have netted results

  • Crisis and reputation management experience requested

  • Outstanding oral andwritten communication skills

  • Demonstrated track record of project management, organizational skills and attention to details

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authorit:


  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Experience in environment shaping and supporting category product launches is preferred

  • Experience working in / with IDM markets and understanding of international healthcare systems preferred


International travel requirement: up to 35%


Work closely with many parts of the wider business including IDM Regional President, I&I IDM LT, Commerical colleagues across I&I business; coordinating with Communications, Global Public Affairs & Policy; International Developed Markets Public Affairs, Policy, EU Government Relations, EM Public Affairs, Medical, Regulatory, Legal, GH&V and R&D to ensure alignment across BU initiatives and issues, as appropriate. Engage with Key policymakers/stakeholders/customers


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.

We offer possibilities for working from home (up to 3 days per week) and flexible working hours.

Competitive salaries and benefit packages : meal vouchers, DKV hospitalisation, outpatient, dental, pension plan, phone, public transport reimbursement, ...

Unparalleled opportunities for career growth: trainings, possibilities for internal mobility, temporary assignments…

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.

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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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