Senior public affairs & communications professional, Healthcare

Position Description
Senior public affairs and communications professional, Healthcare, Brussels
FleishmanHillard is one of the world's leading public affairs and communications groups, with over 80 offices worldwide. Within our Brussels office, our Healthcare team consists of 6 full-time consultants advising a range of organizations including blue-chip international healthcare companies, health associations and campaigning charities. The team helps the healthcare industry tell its story at an EU level. Addressing regulatory challenges through integrated public affairs and communications campaigns, we work with companies and organizations to condition the policy environment to ensure patients have access to treatment and policymakers understandthe burden of specific diseases on the patient, the economy and society.
The Position
We are looking for a senior public affairs and communications professional, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience and deep expertise in the healthcare sector, to lead this practice. The successful candidate will direct a number of communications and advocacy programs, and work in close partnership with clients as a trusted advisor. He/she will proactively develop and initiate new business opportunities both in Brussels and as part of our Global Healthcare practice. This position will provide an opportunity for teaming with senior industry practitioners, and for broad sectoral experience and growth. 
Experience & skills required: 
  • An established track record of work experience relating to EU level pharmaceutical and consumer health areas
  • An experienced senior level advisor and team leader 
  • Experience in a consultancy is an advantage 
  • Understanding of client business operations (beyond communications) 
  • Dynamic team player and able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to offer high-level advice on the spot
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills; fluency in English a must
Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is what distinguishes us in our market. 
If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.
About FleishmanHillard:
FleishmanHillard is the world’s most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding 
unprecedented authenticity and transparency. 
FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 80 offices in 29 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries. 
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. 
FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.