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Lead the Corporate Affairs department of Pfizer in Pakistan. Corporate Affairs has key functions of Public Affairs & Communications and is the main window for internal and external relations and plays an important role in communicating company's position and interests on a number of issues to key stakeholders. The Public Affairs department of Pfizer Pakistan works hand in hand with all departments to help the company achieve business objectives through Industry & Government Relations, Public Affairs and Policy, Media Relations, Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Relations; and Corporate Communications. The department is additionally responsible for providing Marketing Communications support and Patient Access Programs designed to ease access of medicine to those in need.

The position holder is accountable for advocating a policy environment that is conducive to the business operations of Pfizer and will aid in influencing policies that shape the environment in the health sector. The position supports executives in their engagement with governments; providing political and communications advice and counsel to senior business leaders to inform business strategy and decision-making.

Country Public Affairs and Communications Lead is a senior management position reporting directly to the Country Manager.

**Key Responsibilities:**

**Corporate Communications**

+ Manage all internal and external communications platforms including internal newsletter, intranet portal, corporate websites and other publications

+ Play a strategic communications counsel to senior leadership and support leadership communications

+ Aid in brands and marketing communications to campaigns and programs including those aimed for disease management and public awareness

+ Custodian of the company brand and identity guidelines and responsible for implementation across all business units

**Culture and Colleague Engagement**

+ Responsible for all fostering a cohesive company culture across all departments, business units and colleagues

+ Drive colleague engagement initiatives in coordination with other relevant departments

+ Ensure appropriate engagement within country leadership teams through team building sessions and other initiatives

**Corporate Responsibility**

+ Focal person for all corporate and social responsibility initiatives including philanthropy, charitable and business contributions, grants and sponsorships

+ Act as a conduit between the global Pfizer Foundation and the local country management to introduce programs and initiatives in the market

+ Lead the CSR committee, raise funds internally and design programs that are in line with the global vision of 'Working together for a healthier world'

+ Responsible for providing orientation to new methodologies in sustainability and corporate social responsibility

+ Maintaining a local and international network of donor organizations, NGOs and others working in the development sector

**Market Access / Health & Value**

+ Find opportunities to provide market access support to cover the unmet medical needs in the community

+ Work hand in hand with the commercial functions to introduce and support Patient Access Programs for high burden diseases

+ Have a good understanding of and maintain relationships with the payer and reimbursement stakeholders both in the public and private sector to support business goals

**Media Relations**

+ Act as the key spokesperson for Pfizer operations in the market and to communicate official company stance externally

+ Overall responsibility for issuing press releases, company statements and supporting the leadership on media engagement

+ Prepare senior executives including the Country Manager for media briefing, conferences, external statements and briefing on media trends

+ Support brands by aiding in design and implementation of media plans

+ Maintain relationships with media personnel and engage with them to communicate Pfizer's position and to project a positive image of the company

+ Maintain strong connections with globally approved media release agencies

**Public Affairs & Policy**

+ Responsible for conducting all Public Affairs & Policy activities in Pakistan

+ Monitor external environment for developments related to change in various policies

+ Influence in shaping the external environment and policies through a network of stakeholders and carry out lobbying and advocacy efforts

+ Act as a focal person for industry and trade associations and communicating Pfizer's position on critical business impacting issues

+ Participate in conferences and meetings arranged by the government and maintain relationships with the key government functionaries

+ Draft position papers, find opportunities to engage with government officials and communicate Pfizer and the pharma industry's official stance on issues


Minimum 8 years of relevant experience within Sales & Manufacturing setup


Bachelors / Masters preferably in Mass Communications

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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