General Information

Job Advert Title
Governmental Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager
Function/Business Area
Regulatory Affairs
Public Affairs & Market Access Depart.
Employment Class


Governmental Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.
Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.
Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.
Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.
We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.
Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

The main role of the Governmental Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager is to implement the annual Government Affairs plan aligned with the strategy and vision of the subsidiary and the Astellas Group.

As a Governmental Affairs and Patient Advocacy Manager you will:

  • Market Access plans / Brand plan: include a tactical public affairs plan on key issues in coordination with those departments/areas.
  • Co-build with the Governmental Affairs teams (Regional, Global) projects adapted to the needs of the French subsidiary.
  • Promulgate a Public Affairs culture within Astellas.
  • Be the primary contact for Patient Associations.
  • Develop collaboration with Patient Associations in connection with the Company's key therapeutic areas.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the Public Affairs function.
  • Experience in a similar position in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications:
  • Work experience in transversal projects.
  • Knowledge in European Regulations for Pharmaceutical Industry.


  • Bac+5 Political Sciences or Pharmacy, and Health Economics (master) is valued.
  • English and French language advanced level in speaking and writing.

Additional information:

  • Full time
  • Minimum travel is expected, mainly based in Astellas France HQ in Levallois-Perrier, Île-de-France.

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.