EU Policy Associate Manager

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Position description

At VIATRIS, we see healthcare not as it is but as it should be. We act courageously and are uniquely positioned to be a source of stability in a world of evolving healthcare needs.

Viatris empowers people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life.

We do so via: 

Access – Providing high quality trusted medicines regardless of geography or circumstance;
Leadership – Advancing sustainable operations and innovative solutions to improve patient health; and 
Partnership – Leveraging our collective expertise to connect people to products and services. 

Every day, we rise to the challenge to make a difference and here’s how the EU Policy Associate Manager will make an impact:


Advocating for regulatory and legislative policies that align with the Viatris’ interests, you will ensure compliance with EU regulations. In this role, you will also engage with stakeholders, monitor policy developments, and influence decision-making processes to support Viatris’ strategic goals.



Key Responsibilities for This Role Include:


  • Monitor, analyze, and interpret EU policy developments, legislative proposals, and regulatory changes affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies connected to EU policy and regulatory frameworks in line with Viatris’ objectives.

  • Draft position papers, policy briefs, and consultation responses to effectively communicate Viatris’ positions.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key EU institutions, including the European Parliament, and Council of the EU.

  • Engage with industry associations, NGOs, and other stakeholders to build coalitions and drive collaborative policy initiatives.

  • Represent Viatris in external meetings, conferences, and policy forums.

  • Contribute to the development of Viatris’ EU policy agenda and strategic priorities.

  • Provide regular updates and reports to senior management on policy developments and advocacy activities.

  • Identify and assess potential risks and opportunities arising from policy changes.

  • Work closely with Brussels Policy Office lead, and with Viatris’ regional and local teams to align EU policy efforts with broader corporate strategies.

  • Provide policy advice and support to internal teams, including regulatory, market access, CSR, supply chain and communications.

  • Manage Viatris’ presence at key trade associations, ensuring active participation and representation in relevant committees and working groups.

  • Coordinate with trade associations to advance Viatris’ policy positions and advocacy efforts.




  • Master’s degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related field (Public Health, etc.).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in EU policy, public affairs, or a related field, preferably within the pharmaceutical or healthcare sector.

  • Fluent in English, any other EU languages is a plus.

  • Strong understanding of the EU legislative process, pharmaceutical and healthcare regulations, and pharmaceutical industry trends.

  • Proven ability to analyze complex policy issues and develop strategic advocacy plans.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to draft clear and precise policy documents.

  • Knowledge of trade, sustainability, and digital policy topics is a strong asset.

  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail.


At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others. 


Viatris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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