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Senior Manager, Intellectual Property and Trade

Genève - GE - 1202

Senior Manager, Intellectual Property and Trade

The candidate
The preferred candidate for this position will have a solid understanding of IP laws and an advanced university degree in intellectual property or trade (WTO) law, with other degrees an advantage. The person should have at least 12 years’ experience in the area of IP and trade law obtained working in a relevant organization, law firm pharmaceutical company, trade association or relevant government/international organization.

Good understanding of IP legal and political dynamics in relevant markets, including the United States is fundamental. Experience with patent law of major Middle-Income Markets, including India and Indonesia would be an asset. The candidate must have an extensive network of contacts in governments, innovative industries and civil society in both developed and developing countries.

The candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, analytical capabilities, experience in external advocacy and presentations, and exposure to the dynamics of the public affairs, policy, diplomatic, NGO and trade association environment, in particular Geneva-based organizations such as WIPO and WTO.

Candidates will be fluent in English, and other languages are an advantage.

Purpose of the position
The IP & Trade Manager supports IFPMA’s work in intellectual property and trade policy, particularly regarding monitoring of and response to work streams arising from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other multilateral organizations. The Manager also prepares and, as appropriate, coordinates industry’s submissions to inter-governmental discussions and supports IFPMA’s national associations on IP-related issues with an international dimension.

The Manager supports and coordinates IFPMA members in developing policy, managing policy-related tasks and projects within budget. This includes project management, organization of committee meetings and support on policy, technical and regulatory aspects of global IP and trade activities. He/she will also represent the global manufacturers in discussions with external stakeholders and promote sustainable IP and trade policies via strong communication and interpersonal skills.

IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 2 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the life of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health. Visit our website: www.ifpma.org.

This important position represents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to play an influential role working with the global pharmaceutical industry on IP and trade policy issues. A full job description is available on request. Applications for the position should be provided to Guilherme Cintra, Senior Manager, Innovation, Intellectual Property and Trade at job@ifpma.org by no later than close of business, Wednesday 30 January 2019. For further queries on the position, please contact Guilherme Cintra at g.cintra@ifpma.org.
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Stellenangebot Details
Arbeitsort 1202 Genève
Arbeitspensum 100%
Stellenantritt 02.01.2019
IFPMA International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

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