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Public Affairs Specialist - Berlin - Germany

Job Description

Job: Marketing & New Business Development
Primary Location: Germany-Berlin-Berlin
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200474


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.


Primary Function of Position:


The Government Affairs and Public Policy Specialist will work with the Director Government Affairs Middle and Eastern Europe supporting the 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 company’s Berlin office and at other locations within the MEE region.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Evaluate and monitor political developments relevant for Intuitive Surgical

  • Develop messaging and materials for a variety of internal and external audiences, particularly policymakers and influencers

  • Execute 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 healthcare and health policy community

  • Support government affairs and public policy activities in Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

  • Participate at meetings and conferences - with up to 20% travelling.




Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:


  • 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
  • Fluency in German and English is a must