Public and Government Affairs Director (Pharmaceutical)

Bangkok, Thailand

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the development and implementation of corporate and public affairs strategic and tactical plans to support the company’s objective in Thailand

  • Identify partnership opportunities with government, public and private sectors around NCDs, design and deliver programs that address patient access to quality originator medicines in Thailand, and advance business goals

  • Act as an expert in the Thailand market:

  • Anticipate potential issues, effects of government, competitors, NGOs, and other external action and reaction to brand, address policy and reputational issues, crisis management

  • Identify and anticipate impact of business development opportunities on pricing, reputation, policies

  • Embed external environment assessment, policy objectives and stakeholder engagement plan into country strategic operation plan development and execution.

  • Manage pricing policy challenges related to off-patient medicines (e.g., procurement, pricing, and tender) and create strategies to mitigate onerous policies.

  • Identify priority public policy, government affairs, and public health/patent access and communication opportunities to maximize value to the business

  • Support in executing the value narrative for the company Thailand and its brands

  • Coordinate with local counterparts from legal, compliance, commercial and medical and with the regional corporate affairs ASEAN lead to ensure alignment across initiatives and issues.

  • Support GM in building connection with local trade associations and patient advocacy groups to advance key policy priorities in Thailand

  • Offer counsel to GM and support CA capabilities building initiatives

  • Develop Thailand public affairs strategy and track effectiveness

  • Ensure activities are in full compliance with Pfizer policy and legal obligations

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in Thailand public policy and/or market access, government relations, public affairs, corporate affairs, legal affairs, communication, media relations.

  • Thailand health care industry or highly regulated industry knowledge preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and persuasively, to communicate at highest level of government and business and with internal cross functional teams

  • Intellectually curious

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

  • Proven track record of coalition building in complex environment

  • Hands-on crisis and reputation management experience

  • Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills.

  • Innovative and process driven with regards to problem solving and results oriented.

  • Must be able to work 1) under pressure, 2) both independently and in a team environment, and 3) with all levels of the organization as well as government officials.

  • University degree in political science, science, law, pharmaceutical science or health economics highly desirable.

  • Thai Nationality only.