Senior Manager Global Patient Advocacy (m/f/x)

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Date: 20-Jun-2022

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our Global Oncology Medical Affairs Team (GOMA) team located in the US (DSI) and in EU (DSE), we are looking for an


Senior Manager Global Patient Advocacy (m/f/x) 


The position:

Implement regional and disease specific engagement strategies with patient advocacy groups in Region Europe based on global PA strategy and specific country needs. Contribute to direction of key advocacy partners; engage patient organizations focused on areas of most interest to Daiichi Sankyo's vision for the future. Look for opportunities to collaborate and expand the partnership and help identify areas that Daiichi Sankyo can engage strategically. Liaise with DS affiliates in Europe to support impactful patient advocacy engagements in countries (EU5+Mid-size country leads).

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assess region specific advocacy needs for all global goals and compounds.  Lead collaborative strategy building with specific countries in the region to pull through global medical affairs and advocacy strategies to local countries
  • Direct alignment between global strategy and local implementation of strategy, compound specific. Work cross-functionally and liaise with EU5+Midsize leaders for alignment to strategic patient advocacy goals
  • Build local relationships with key advocacy organization for implementation of country level programming needs.  Compile key country issues (regulatory, compliance, legal, engagement) to share at EU level PA committee
  • Educate country teams on the importance of advocacy for the region and how best to support country activities year-round.  Develop a budget to support regional evidence generation and patient activities (lunch & learn, advisory boards, steering committees, surveys). Works closely with Director Global Patient Advocacy for Europe

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Social Science or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience either working with or working for patient advocacy organizations and related groups
  • Broad network of established relationships with oncology advocacy groups in Europe and European countries
  • Strong knowledge of European compliance requirements for patient engagement
  • Experience in operating in multi-stakeholder environments in areas of patient access (incl. HTA) and health policies
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills with a proven ability to build and maintain trustful relationships with diverse groups of people and audiences
  • Strong practical sense to gather needs from different stakeholders and able to translate these needs into concrete and meaningful initiatives to benefit patients in Oncology
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including strong presentation skills; competent and confident in presenting to senior leadership
  • Strong intercultural sensibility to engage with diverse populations across European countries
  • Ability to influence in a proactive, objective and diplomatic manner within all levels of the company and outside community leaders to assess solutions and provide proposals
  • Works collaboratively, independently and with a sense of urgency. Able to prioritize areas of strategic importance to the company and to help articulate to senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to use both strategic and tactical approaches to problem-solving and multi-tasking
  • Expertise with online and offline strategies, tools, and techniques for research, engagement, collaboration, and feedback
  • Able to summarize complex medical and scientific concepts using layman's terms to successfully communicate to target patient/advocate audience
  • Awareness of external trends and changes in regulation in order to proactively adjust internal processes
  • Ability to facilitate and influence decision making to drive results

  • Proven ability to drive pragmatic solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 30%)


What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.