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Latin America Government Affairs Associate Director, Vaccines & Infectious Disease Therapeutics

Plats Tlalpan, Ciudad de México, Mexiko Jobb-id R-091249 Datum inlagd 10/01/2020

The Latin America Government Affairs Associate Director, Vaccines & Infectious Disease Therapeutics will be part of the Latin America Government Affairs Team and work closely with the Global Government Affairs and Policy Organisation.  The role will be based in a Latin America country, and will assist the broader team in leading the government affairs function, building key partnerships with governments and public health stakeholders, while shaping the external environment in Latin America to support key business objectives.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Lead regional engagement to develop and implement Government Affairs and Policy strategy for vaccines and infectious disease portfolio

  • Drive integrated corporate affairs strategy to capitalise on opportunities/ manage risks associated with vaccine supply during pandemic and post pandemic phases

  • Support launch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 portfolio and longer-term strategy

  • Support establishment of Area cross-functional taskforce and ensure effective Government Affairs and Policy  representation in country cross-functional taskforces

  • Establish issue/risk management strategy and implementation plan and lead execution in collaboration with key functions

  • Engage with key regional public health bodies and support countries’ strategy and engagement to implement shared Government Affairs and Policy priorities

  • Lead strategic rapid response team in collaboration with key functions to manage issues and or crises, including media and stakeholder engagement

  • Support AstraZeneca senior executives in vaccines and infectious diseases related engagements and speaking opportunities

To be successful in this role, you will need experience in the following:

  • Engagement in strategic government & legislative affairs, and outreaches, including stakeholder mapping, advocacy, immunization campaign awareness and execution

  • Experience and capabilities to provide guidance to countries for advocacy planning and execution towards executive, legislature, and multilateral organizations. Advise local organizations in building consensus around immunization, identifying critical data gaps, unlocking market access and public/regional tenders for key pharmaceutical and vaccine products

  • Experience managing public affairs resources in market in a matrixed organization

  • Experience collaborating and leading business organisations to develop engagement and commercial strategies to successfully deliver public sector vaccine business cases

  • Experience working with local, national, international and multilateral organisations on vaccine public policy

  • Experience developing market shaping and launch plans for vaccines in developing markets (experience in Latin America highly preferred)

  • High level stakeholder engagement experience with proven track record of leadership to deliver commercial outcomes

  • Experience developing and implementing risk management strategies to support above and in-market stakeholder engagement on vaccines

  • Experience managing policy risks to secure reimbursement of priority products

Flexible on role location: Latin America Region

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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