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Communication and Public Affairs Manager

Job ID R0041302 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Warsaw, Poland

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Job Description

Communication and Public Affairs Manager

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Communication and Public Affairs Manager.



  • Supporting external corporate brand building across external environment, to enhance and reinforce company positioning and reputation among stakeholders
  • Creating and developing associated communication plans that align with the company strategy, ensuring that the approach of ‘putting patients at the center’ is integral to communications activities
  • Reviewing communications activity and interactions between functional leads and making recommendations for ways to improve communications in support of the company’s vision, values and key business initiatives
  • Managing environmental monitoring/listening (traditional and social/digital media)

Public Affairs:

  • Support GA Head in identifying tier-1 decision makers, key influencers and stakeholder groups including private or public institutions for existing and new products to establish / manage / extend professional relationships in close collaboration with Medical and Business Units
  • Works with local and regional policy makers in relation to Health Policy
  • Participates in national level industry forums and communication working groups to represent company´s interest
  • Engages in health policy shaping activities in favor of the company´s interest to maximize access to Takeda´s products to a broad patient population, using smartly industry forums
  • Understands local legal and regulatory platform, its strengths and gaps, and can address it as a part of Public policy management
  • Support GA Head and GM in anticipates and interactively discusses scientific, legal, financial and business topics with external stakeholders

Positioning in market

  • Strengthen reputation of Takeda in market through positioning of company and differentiating initiatives (i.e. awareness campaigns, burden of disease repots) in line with Takeda’s values and strategy
  • Lead communications response for issues management processes, aligning with GM and other functions/ BUs, as appropriate. Develop appropriate monitoring and response systems (e.g. media/ social media).
  • Manage external communications activities, proactive and reactive (e.g. handling media requests)
  • Track campaigns create measurements reports


  • A proven record of writing for health policy and legislative stakeholders e.g. government consultation responses
  • Understanding of trends in the communications sector
  • Agility to learn, curiosity and external awareness, willingness to listen and rethink status quo
  • Ability to use appropriate levels of assertiveness and diplomacy when dealing with all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Ability to work well with other departments and with multiple external stakeholders
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment characterized by rapid change
  • Strong enthusiasm, with a drive to succeed
  • Ability to drive multiple projects simultaneously and to deliver results
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a corporate environment to achieve company goals
  • Ability to represent and portray the Takeda image with varied audiences
  • The highest degree of integrity, transparency and adherence to ethics standards in all activities


  • Academic qualifications (e.g. undergraduate or post-graduate degree in communication management, public relations, journalism, corporate affairs or similar)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a healthcare or pharmaceutical communications environment.
  • Experience in analyzing and giving opinions on government documents
  • Familiar with workings of Government departments, interactions between ministers and officials etc.
  • Strong planning and implementation skills, as well as a creative and effective approach to problem solving
  • Understanding of the specialty pharma business model and the overall healthcare environment
  • Highly developed written and oral communications skills are essential
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders such as patients/PAGs and KOLs
  • Fluency in English (mandatory) and in one other European language (preferable)


Warsaw, Poland

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