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Network Engagement Lead Specialty


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Network Engagement Lead Specialty
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Marketing & Communications
AP-NL Sales
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Network Engagement Lead Specialty

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 role

As the Network Engagement Lead, your role entitles to be at the forefront of both internal and external leadership within our Brand Team and Therapeutic Area team. You will be responsible for aligning external needs with our resources and strategically collaborating with stakeholders across intricate networks.

Your primary focus revolves around crafting and executing network strategies aimed at achieving patient access targets. Your keen utilization of market insights will optimize resources for maximum impact. Responsibility falls on your shoulders to meticulously plan and execute comprehensive network plans, ensuring flawless implementation across diverse regions and integrated care networks.

We're seeking a digital innovator like yourself—a professional capable of forging robust business relationships and co-creating projects with a patient value mindset. Your expertise will elevate Astellas as the preferred partner in service development and patient experience initiatives, fostering collaborative programs with healthcare organizations. Embrace this opportunity to drive transformative change, shaping a future where our partnerships redefine healthcare excellence and consistently deliver exceptional patient outcomes.

Hybrid Working:

At Astellas we recognize that our employees enjoy having balance between their professional and home lives. We are proud of our hybrid approach which empowers you to have flexibility on whether to work from home or in the office.

Key activities for this role:

  • Develop and Execute Network Plans. You are responsible for creating and implementing both long-term and short-term network plans aligned with Astellas standards and strategies.
  • Analyse, map, and engage with key stakeholders, decision-making networks, and influencers to share insights and maintain a knowledgeable, relevant presence in the network.
  • Identify hurdles in product adoption and access, working with teams to develop value-based solutions, innovative ideas, and outcome-oriented projects.
  • Orchestrate unified interactions across multiple touchpoints, ensuring a seamless transition between channels, and personalize customer experiences using data-driven content.
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration, develop launch strategies, support marketing strategies, and ensure compliance adherence, embedding ethics and integrity across business regions.

Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in turning business plans into actionable strategies, fostering cross-functional collaboration, and adapting strategies effectively in evolving situations.
  • Extensive experience with customer engagement tools, tailors interactions for HCPs, consistently improves customer experience, and seeks continuous learning about customer needs and preferences.
  • Leadership experience that shapes market environments, deals with conflicting interests, and fosters participatory learning while utilizing market, competitor, and customer data for regional planning and identifying opportunities.
  • Proficiency in designing seamless omnichannel engagement journeys.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills, fosters a non-hierarchical leadership style, demonstrates commercial acumen, effectively manages projects in diverse settings, and drives innovation in the customer offer.
  • Fluent in written and spoken business English and Dutch.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably post-graduate qualification such as an MBA or MSc, in related field or equivalent.

Additional Information

  • This is a permanent fulltime position.
  • This position is based in the Netherlands.
  • This position follows our hybrid working model. Role requires a blend of home and a minimum of 1 day per week in the Netherlands office. Flexibility may be required in line with business need. Candidate must be located within a commutable distance of the office.

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.

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