Government Affairs & Policy Director, Europe

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Cytiva
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Little Chalfont, United Kingdom

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Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Design and lead Cytiva’s Government Affairs Strategy to ensure that Cytiva stays alert to changes in government strategies and policies, and acts as a thought leader to help shape emerging initiatives and regulations for the benefit of the Life Sciences sector and its customers.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and implement strategies to protect and promote the Cytiva businesses through engagement with Global, National, Federal and State Government entities, including legislative, administrative and regulatory bodies.
  • Work with business leadership to ensure awareness of key issues and build policy positions on those issues.
  • Identify opportunities and threats to business and utilize the function to achieve commercial opportunity for the business.
  • Shape emerging regulations and legislation to the benefit of the Life Sciences sector and its customers.
  • Support commercial and market development opportunities identified by the businesses in which government is an instrumental decision-maker or payer.
  • Work closely with Public Affairs leaders to identify and deliver opportunities to position Cytiva as thought leaders, in the field of Life Sciences technology and innovation.
  • Lead and drive Cytiva’s Government Affairs and Policy initiatives in Europe, liaising with business and functional leaders, as well as with Danaher Corporate’s Government Affairs leaders.
  • Collaborate with Danaher’s Government Affairs Leaders across the globe to share best practices and drive consistent themes.
  • Engage and lead within key Life Sciences trade associations to ensure Cytiva leadership on key industry issues and initiatives.

Who You Are

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of business, technology, or law with a minimum 8-10 years experience in government or the government affairs field.
  • Deep understanding of the Biopharma / Pharma / Life Sciences systems.
  • Experience interacting with government officials within the Life Sciences space.
  • Demonstrated understanding of government policy development and decision-making processes, including the ability to identify and have access to key policy makers.
  • Demonstrated orientation towards business growth and experience in connecting policy and business outcomes.
  • Substantive understanding of key healthcare policy and business issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to advise Cytiva business leaders.
  • Proven team player with high degree of personal initiative.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to conducting the business affairs of Cytiva with the highest integrity.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute comprehensive strategies to lead and shape complex legislative or regulatory policy matters.
  • Successful experience working on government affairs and industry-related issues, ideally in senior leadership roles in both government and the private sector.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, including proven ability to prioritize, balance, and meet conflicting demands from multiple business entities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Who We Are

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.


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