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Public Affairs Specialist

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Not Remote
  • Marketing
  • JOB8527

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As pioneer and leading company in the field of robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare’s hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere—we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture—our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real-world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential. 

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let’s advance the world of minimally invasive care.


Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

The Public Affairs Specialist will work with the Director Government Affairs DACH supporting the development and execution of the regional Government Affairs strategy. This includes: development of messaging and materials for a variety of internal and external audiences as well as ongoing engagement and management of your own network of stakeholders. In addition, this means create concepts and be responsible for policy focused events and activities at the company’s Berlin office and at other locations within the MEE region.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and evaluate political developments relevant for Intuitive Surgical
  • Develop messaging and materials for a variety of internal and external audiences, particularly policy makers and influencers
  • Execute communication and lobby campaigns
  • Identify, engage and manage stakeholders
  • Conceptualize, develop, prepare and execute stakeholder audience and policy focused meetings, events and activities in the company’s Berlin office
  • Coordinate with public affairs agencies and project partners from across the health care and health policy community
  • Support government affairs and public policy activities in Austria and Switzerland
  • Participate at meetings and conferences - with up to 20% travelling.

Berlin Office / Facility related responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee all Office related activities while ensuring on an on-going basis the proper administration of the office and its alignment to highest standards.
  • Act as the central recipient of all security access tools and further administrate any safety outcomes namely in relation with fire contingencies and procedures (electronic access devices, alarms, etc.), implements EHS guidelines as appropriate.
  • Manage contracts and purchase requisitions for on-going supplies and assigned projects


Skills/Job Requirements:

In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must have:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. economics, politics, healthcare)
  • 2-4 years professional experience in public affairs, healthcare, government environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, especially ability to monitor and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Hands-on approach to event management and successful track record preparing events for large audiences
  • Ability to convey and clearly communicate complex policies and issues
  • Superior policy oriented writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently in coordination with direct manager, local organization and cross-functional global teams
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced matrix environment
  • General interest and experience in healthcare, science, and/or technology
  • Previous experience in medtech or a pharmaceutical company, previous political or healthcare policy experience and/ or previous experience in an international/ multi-country capacity are a plus
  • MS Office proficient
  • Fluency in German and English
  • This position is based in Berlin (Germany), travel expected about 20%

Additional Information

Intuitive ist ein Arbeitgeber, der gleiche und gerechte Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten bietet. Wir bieten allen qualifizierten Bewerbern und Mitarbeitern gleiche Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten, unabhängig von ethnischer Herkunft, Geschlecht, Schwangerschaft, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, nationaler Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Alter, Religion, geschütztem Veteranenstatus, Behindertenstatus, genetischen Informationen oder einem anderen Status, der nach den geltenden Gesetzen auf Bundes-, Landes- oder lokaler Ebene geschützt ist, und verbieten jegliche Form von Diskriminierung und Belästigung.

Gemäß den „Fair Chance“-Gesetzen berücksichtigen wir qualifizierte Bewerber, die verhaftet wurden oder Vorstrafen haben, für offene Stellen.

Shift: Day
Travel: 25% of the time

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