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EU Director Patient Advocacy - Switzerland

Company: RBW Consulting
Location: Switzerland
Reference: DM-PAD11894
Closing Date: 24 Feb 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

An excellent new opportunity for an experience Patient Engagement professional with product launch experience to work for a growing Pharma in Europe. You will be a professional, empathetic and passionate individual who is able to build transparent, ethical and meaningful connections with EU Patient / Advocacy Organizations.


You will be responsible for developing and managing patient and stakeholder advocacy, and related policy initiatives throughout Europe with a remit encompassing Policy, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Corporate Affairs, and Market Access. You will be developing and implementing individual country plans that help engage local patient advocates on shared objectives.  



  • Foster connections with EU Patient Advocacy Organizations (PAOs) that focus on neuromuscular conditions
  • Seek opportunities to elevate the community served through compliant, forward looking, positive relationships with these important advocacy stakeholders.
  • Engage thoroughly in launch related activities across Europe
  • Develop and implement specific plans that engage patient advocacy groups in order to enhance patient access to the company‘s transformative medicines, focusing on disease and treatment education and support for capacity building of patient advocacy groups.
  • Coordinate the delivery of information in a compliant manner through speaking engagements, written work, and ongoing communications.
  • Effectively establish a European Patient Support Program for customers.
  • Establish the patient experience discipline within the company primarily focusing on patient support activities.
  • Move conceptual support initiatives into reality with detailed and thorough execution.
  • Proactively educate, share information, and act as an expert advisor across the cross-functional company teams. Represent the patient voice in all internal efforts.



  • Minimum 5+ years of previous patient advocacy/policy experience in the pharmaceutical industry through an in-house role or as a consultant within an agency.
  • Demonstrated passion for improvement of patient experience, innovative science, and high energy environments.
  • Experience working with rare disease populations preferred.
  • Strong track record of experience in implementing projects with defined outcomes in a public affairs, advocacy or policy role.
  • Strong understanding of tools and monitoring of customer experience.
  • Proven excellence in the support and service to complex customer / patient groups.
  • Superior project management, time management and organizational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to multiple priorities.
  • Professional level in English, both in oral and in written communication, other EU languages will be an asset.
  • Excellent strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute on agreed strategies.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare system and key policies relevant for pharmaceutical market access for highly innovative medicines.
  • Successful working within cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.


This is one of several positions I am currently recruiting for so do please get in touch for a confidential discussion around your current situation and what your ideal next move would be.


To make an application please feel free to apply via this website, I am also available on LinkedIn to message regarding the role and will accept all invitations that refer to this advert - look for Dominic Mitchell at RBW Consulting.


Please note that owing to the high volume of applications we receive for our roles, if you have not received a response within 48 working hours, do please consider your application unsuccessful.

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