Public Affairs Manager

Date:  28 Jun 2024
Department:  Market Access
Team:  Public Affairs, Communications & CSR
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Contract Type:  Permanent

Amsterdam, NL

Chiesi is looking for a Public Affairs Manager to join the Benelux affiliate. This role offers a great opportunity for a passionate Public Affairs professional who is willing to add value to the Dutch healthcare landscape. Are you ready to make positive impact in the Dutch society? Do you want to work in a B Corp and Great Place to Work certified organization? We love to meet you!

What will you do?


As a Public Affairs Manager you ensure a favorable business environment for Chiesi and the Netherlands, while ensuring zero policy surprises that negatively impact our business.


You make sure that Chiesi is well positioned to shape and influence relevant healthcare, medicines, and sustainability policies, communicating and leveraging on Chiesi’s B Corp and sustainability credentials. A key goal of the role will be to build relationships with local stakeholders (such as patients associations and trade associations) to ensure Chiesi is respected as a thought leader and trusted partner to support the delivery of Chiesi’s customer experience strategic plan in these regions.


The role will primarily focus on policies impacting Chiesi AIR business in the Netherlands and will also be involved in policy areas affecting Chiesi CARE and Chiesi RARE business. Also, you will support the execution of the Public Affairs strategy in the rest of the Benelux. And you contribute to the communication and Shared Value & Sustainability strategy.


Furthermore, you will: 


  • Shape the strategic stakeholder approach and the external influencing strategy of Chiesi Benelux in the local environment on relevant topics and area’s that support the Chiesi business;
  • Ensure alignment across Public Affairs, Market Access, Medical and Marketing strategies. To create added value through policy, stakeholder and health access management;
  • Translate the plans into instruments, activities, time plan, required budgets and expected results;
  • Ensure coordination with clients and other stakeholders in the organization about communication projects and processes;
  • Develop partnerships with associations of healthcare providers, patient associations, industry associations, thinktanks, etc., has close contact with relevant external stakeholders of Chiesi and has insight into their interests and wishes;
  • Drive agency management of vendors that support our local activities;
  • Ensure access to health care for patients through policy management or health equity project initiation and execution 
  • Build and maintain excellent relations with trade associations.

We offer you the following:


  • An attractive salary in line with your experience;
  • Bonus structure based on performance and company result;
  • Empower yourself: lots of Learning & Development opportunities;
  • Unique opportunity to work for an Italian family-owned company with a strong emphasis on our values and behavior;
  • Work for the largest pharmaceutical group in the world which is Certified B Corporations;
  • Opportunity to work (partly) from home;
  • Attractive pension scheme;
  • Chiesi will take care of 50% of the costs of your (and your family’s) health insurance;
  • Business and fun combined; for example a 3-day trip with the complete Benelux team.

Who are we looking for?


Someone with fresh energy and ambition to grow in Public Affairs. You have a strategical mindset and excellent stakeholder management skills. Next to that, you are able to work independently, but you are also a strong teamplayer.  


  • Master’s degree or equivalent by experience (for example communication, politics, business management); 
  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience in a similar position, preferably in a network/knowledge organization;
  • Experience in networking in the field of politics, associations and key opinion leaders;
  • Knowledge of the media landscape (including social media);
  • Knowledge of the local political, economic and social developments in and around healthcare;
  • Experience with strategy development in Public Affairs is a plus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English.


Chiesi uses diversity and inclusion as a source of innovation and creativity. Therefore, we welcome all applications regardless of ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual identity, ideology or religion.



Nice! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Click on the button ‘Apply now’ and upload your CV and motivation letter and we will contact you. Questions? Then contact Femke Roze at +316 83623681. 

About Chiesi


We are Chiesi, a family business founded by Giacomo Chiesi. In 1935, Giacomo started making new medicines in his pharmacy in Parma.

Now, more than 85 years later, his grandchildren Alessandro, Andrea, Giacomo and Maria Paola, are at the helm of a globally operating company. Our company offers jobs to more than 6,500 people. They make medicines for chronic lung diseases, transplants and respiratory problems premature infants and several rare diseases.

But one thing hasn't changed; we decide what we do ourselves, without major shareholders who demand higher dividends or determine where we invest. We can still really do business with a long-term view. This long-term vision is aimed at helping patients. In line with the values of the Chiesi family where caring for each other and the world around us, is of paramount importance.