Celgene Senior Manager Corporate Affairs - Norway in Celgene, AlbertaNorway


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


This individual will be responsible for the local policies, the strategy, the tactics and operational execution of the corporate affairs activities in Norway across the Celgene portfolio, in cooperation with the Nordic Market Access function and Local Country Teams. This includes the following functional areas: Patient Advocacy, Government relations, Internal communication and External communication including Public Relations.

Identifies key stakeholders in-market and at the Region/National level, and establishes relationships with influencers and decision makers to facilitate broader and deeper market access for Celgene’s products. He or she has a deep understanding of the Country political environment and healthcare structure, and is able to contribute to its regulatory decision making process and policy environment.

Responsible to implements global and regional policies, adapted to the local needs and requirements. The incumbent performs his/her responsibilities in full compliance with Celgene´s internal standards, procedures and policies and in full compliance with local laws and regulations.

Role and Responsibilities

Government Affairs

  • Develop local strategies and activities in accordance with regional and global policies towards governmental stakeholders, professional associations and NGO’s, in close collaboration with the Director of Corporate Affairs.

  • Develop and maintain a relevant network in this area.

  • Monitor the regulatory, political and legal environment pertaining to innovative pharmaceutical industry issues.

  • Communicate any relevant industry developments internally and advise the organization.

  • Act as point of contact for LMI, (and if possible as active member of working group(s)) on behalf of Celgene.

Patient Advocacy

  • Develop and maintain a corporate policy and subsequent strategies towards patient organizations.

  • Develop yearly Patient Advocacy plans in cooperation with existing disease teams and the Nordic Corporate Affairs team.

  • Develop and maintain a relevant network of stakeholders in the field of Patient Advocacy.

  • Act as primary point of contact and internal spokesperson for patient organizations in Norway.


University degree in Science and/or Business. Advanced degree in Business or Bioscience.

Skills and Knowledge required

  • Extended experience in the pharmaceutical industry, in the field of Patient Advocacy, Government Affairs and/or Communication or relevant equivalent job experience.

  • Preferably a scientific background in medicine, pharmacology, biology or health sciences.

  • Extended network in the pharmaceutical industry and with stakeholders.

  • Excellent partnering skills, team orientation and the ability to influence outcomes.

  • Knowledge of regulatory and legal processes and environment, understanding of procedures in the pharmaceutical industry and ability to establish relations with professionals and decision makers.

  • Well-developed understanding of regulatory environment, including degree of market regulation centralization/regionalization (CPO-dependent), national and local environments.

  • Well-developed understanding of drug product P&R and Listing processes, including processes for clinical guidelines and formularies.

  • Ability to manage relationships with a high number of external customers.

  • Proven ability to develop trust-based relationships with government officials, regulators, and other key KOLs.

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.



Senior Manager Corporate Affairs - Norway

Location: Celgene, AB, NO

Job ID: 17001271