About Acumen: 

At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisers clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients.

 We are always looking for talent to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and a meaningful place to work. 

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for an Account Manager/Account Director who will work with and complement our EU Health team. You need to be proactive, solution-driven, willing to take the extra mile and eager to help us grow the business by delivering excellent service to our clients. You also need to be able to lead small teams. 

The role includes managing a certain client portfolio, drafting reports and policy briefings, participating in strategy meetings, identifying research needs, providing overall support to more senior staff members and guiding junior members of the team.

 Experience and knowledge:

  • 4 - 5 years of relevant work experience for Account Manager position, 5+ years for Account Director role. The ideal candidate would have a combined experience of working at DG SANTE and in an agency, patient or professional group. Candidates without a track record in the healthcare area will not be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ongoing health debates at EU level (IP, access, vaccines, pharmaceutical strategy, EU’s pharmaceutical legislative framework, rare diseases, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and legislative processes.
  • Social media campaigning.
  • Perfect command of English; additional languages are an asset.

 Skills needed:

  • A client-oriented mindset, ability to lead projects and teams and deliver high quality outputs.
  • Advanced writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to adapt writing to different audiences.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, proven through concrete previous examples and track record
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.
  • Permission to work in Belgium.
  • Good references.

What we offer: 

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • A comprehensive package of additional benefits
  • A fantastic work environment
  • A place where you will be able to grow
  • Training opportunities 

How to apply?

We are interested in talented people who are interested in us. In your application, please take the time to explore what added value your unique personality and competences could bring to us.

Please send your tailored cover letter and resume to info@acumen-publicaffairs.com mentioning the reference of the job you are applying for (Re; Account Manager EU Health Team or Account Director EU Health Team).

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will then be contacted for an interview. 

We look forward to meeting you!

The Acumen Team

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