FIPRA is looking for an Account Director  to join its Healthcare, Life Sciences and Wellbeing practice. 

The FIPRA Healthcare practice has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on the political and public affairs aspects of EU (and also EEA/UK). We have extensive experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue and input to help bring about particular outcomes. 

About FIPRA 

FIPRA International is an independent European public affairs consultancy based in 

Brussels. Since its foundation in 2000, we advise leading businesses and organisations on how to navigate complex policy landscapes and address regulatory challenges. Our core services for clients include intelligence, analysis, strategy setting, coalition building and tailored solutions. With 50 outstanding dedicated professionals in our Brussels office, we combine in-depth regulatory expertise 

and high-level political insight which helps our clients achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes. We also coordinate the wider FIPRA network together with our partners. Our network offers clients 

unrivalled access to bespoke, highly-specialised strategic counsel in all EU and EEA Member States in Europe, and elsewhere internationally, bringing together global reach with local, in-market expertise. 

Read more here: www.fipra.com  

Account Director in FIPRA’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Wellbeing Practice 

Being an Account Director in FIPRA’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Wellbeing Practice will offer you the experience of working and making a difference in a dynamic sector which is facing numerous challenges – as well as opportunities.  

Prior experience in the healthcare and/or pharma field is essential as the position requires a certain degree of expertise, as well as excellent existing level of understanding of EU Institutions objectives on the Healthcare agenda, understanding where the discussions stand and how businesses will be impacted. 

The ideal candidate would also have a good understanding of the working environment involved in the matter, identifying the relevant third parties and key organizations to engage with, as well as the relevant directorates within the European Commission, the relevant authorities in the EU Member States and with the European Parliament. 

As an Account Director, your role will be to manage clients’ needs and cases on a day-to-day basis, with input and assistance from team members. Clients may require assistance not only on their policy-related matters, but also on how these interact with other areas of EU policy, such as industrial, environmental, and transport policies, digital policy, and financial services policy, among others. Knowledge and experience of other EU policy areas would therefore be a plus. 

You will report to, and be guided by, the Head of the Business Unit, while also liaising with other members of the team, including our range of experienced Special Advisors as well as our full-time personnel. 

Roles and responsibilities  

  • Playing a key role in managing and directing client relationships, as well as delivering high quality services in-line with client needs and expectations. 
  • Working across a diverse range of issues, both as part of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Wellbeing team and in liaison with other FIPRA practice areas/business units. 
  • Assisting in conducting research, monitoring and analysis.  
  • Gathering intelligence by using FIPRA resources and your own network. 
  • Participating in and leading interactions (meetings/calls/presentations) with clients and stakeholders, both on existing business and potential new business. 
  • Contributing to pitches and presentations for new business development. 
  • Taking part in conferences and other events on behalf of FIPRA. 
  • Providing strategic and logistical support for multi-stakeholder initiatives to address specific client issues and deliver successful outcomes. 
  • Contributing to develop project teams, as well as managing people.  

Skills and requirements 

  • Eligible to work in Belgium.  
  • At least 8 years’ relevant experience in a public affairs consultancy, trade association, in-house public affairs team, EU institution or NGO. Applicants with no prior experience in the Healthcare field will not be taken forward.  
  • Strong interest in and good understanding of the Healthcare policy landscape.  
  • Ability to learn rapidly and to quickly link the dots between policy initiatives. 
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills to drive client agendas and initiatives with proven proactivity and flexibility. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail; ability to deliver high-quality work while multi-tasking and managing competing deadlines. 
  • Ability to work autonomously where needed, while also supporting, managing and developing other team members. 
  • Proactivity, good verbal communication, writing and presentation skills; adept networker with strong contacts in the EU bubble. 
  • Good IT proficiency.  

In return, FIPRA offersyou the possibility to join a dynamic, highly professional and international work environment, which will stimulate your professional and individual development.   

At FIPRA we believe that success is all about people, and shared success and professional pride are among our core values. We will also offer you an attractive salary package.  

To apply 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to our HR team at recruitment@fipra.com.