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Head of Government Affairs & Market Development, EMEA

Req # JR - 123462 Location Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany Job Category Government Affairs Date posted 03/21/2024

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Position: This position reports directly to the VP, Corporate Affairs, Kidney Care and will manage and lead the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa government relations, public policy and market development function.  This position will be involved in the company’s commercial business development, educational program development and regulatory strategies across Baxter’s Kidney Care entire EMEA region. 

Responsibilities:  The individual will --

  • Advise and counsel the company's executives on public policy and governmental matters, including pending legislation/regulations and policy initiatives and their potential implications to the company.
  • Develop, in partnership with company executives and business unit stakeholders, the company’s government relations and public policy strategy and agenda in Europe, Middle East and Africa to help prioritize actions and resources.
  • Participate and engage in trade organizations, non-governmental organizations and strategic industry groups that Baxter is a member in to influence legislation, regulations and public policy that affect the industry and advance the company’s interests.
  • Develop relationships with key government officials and their staff and administrative agency persons and other international organizations on issues of importance to the company such as expanding access to cancer care in the region.
  • Assist in government business transactions with Ministries of Health, Finance and other relevant government agencies.
  • Develop thought leadership and influence commercial strategies. 
  • Develop, in partnership with universities, government agencies, and oncology thought leaders in the region, education programs and symposia to improve adoption of best clinical practices.
  • Manage and balance external and internal resources.

Background/Requirements of Successful Candidate:

Graduate degree and fluency in English and at least two other languages in the region. We are seeking candidates with 10 years of governmental or non-governmental organization and/or trade or industry association experience and/or experience within the private sector including:

  • Knowledge and ability to appropriately influence the political/policy process, including working with and managing consultants.

  • Experience in public policy making processes.

  • Experience in developing partnerships with trade associations and other industry partners in order to push an agenda.

  • Formulating and implementing business development, government relations and external affairs policies.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze key regulatory and policy issues in light of the company’s strategic goals and to focus on those issues that advance (or could potentially inhibit) the company’s competitive business interests.

  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with internal business stakeholders.

  • Record of achievement and accomplishment.

  • Must be organized and a self-starter and comfortable working within a remote team.

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