Head of Governmental Affairs, Europe

IQVIA (Zaventem, België) 9 dagen geleden gepost

The key objective of the EU Head of Governmental Affairs is to position IQVIA as a key partner to drive healthcare forward and to establish strategic government engagements within the EU institutions and bodies and the surrounding political ecosystem.


  • Identify business opportunities resulting from EU Commission initiatives and legislative processes; position IQVIA strategically.

  • Establish an early warning system for business-critical legislation processes on EU level.

  • Identify issues and opportunities, quantify their impact for stake-holders and IQVIA; monitor proceedings of the EU bodies (commission, council and parliament).

  • Establish regular contact with politicians, political advisers, civil servants, non-departmental public bodies or regulators to keep them informed about IQVIA’s work and policy concerns.

  • Prepare summaries, monitor legislative initiatives and analyze related position papers and drafts.

  • Creation of a digital information platform for IQVIA relevant information within the IQVIA ecosystem.

  • Drive IQVIA business at EU level with the support from subject matter experts. Write or edit submissions to government, EU or regulator consultations.

  • Orchestrate virtual teams (regional and in-country gov. affairs teams, project related subject matter experts, senior executives, …).

  • Identify and map stakeholders; create and execute engagement plans together with teams, mentioned above.

  • Host roundtables with business functions to inform about regulatory changes, exchange ideas and best practices.


  • A successfully completed university degree in communication, politics, medical, technology or other related fields.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Policy, Public & External Affairs and/or Communication roles.

  • A network within the EU institutions (incl. Directorates-General), political parties, and ministerial cabinets as well as in-depth knowledge and/or experience of the healthcare and life sciences sector are mandatory requirements. Herewith demonstrating the ability in building and maintaining networks that are relevant to IQVIA.

  • A similar relationship network as above within a key EU member state.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health environment matters in the European Union and its political landscape as well as its link to member states policy making.

  • Influencing, negotiation and people management skills. Ability to convince others of own ideas, lead without direct authority; orchestration of diverse subject matter teams and country level governmental affairs teams.

  • Teamwork and cross-functional coordination: proven competence and experience in managing sensitive cross-corporate networks.

  • Excellent analytical skills. Capacity to link IQVIAs position and strength with the policy agenda; develop convincing argumentation.

  • Excellent communication skills with people at all levels; high standard of written and oral communication; developed presentation skills (in English, and at least one other language).

  • Hands-on, with conceptual skills and an ambition for innovation. 

  • Strong command in English with fluent knowledge of French or German (verbal & written).

  • High learning ability, eagerness to grow, long term vision and strategic thinking.

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at jobs.iqvia.com.

Head of Governmental Affairs, Europe

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