Consultant/Senior Consultant (Healthcare)

Senior-level Professionals Paris, France

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many top Fortune 500 companies.

The firm is a majority women-owned business and is strongly committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity both within its team and in the industry in general.

About APCO in Paris

APCO Worldwide has operated in France for nearly 20 years. Our thriving office in Paris provides clients with an integrated offer combining corporate communication, crisis management and public affairs.

Our team is particularly experienced at assisting clients at critical junctures for their organizations in France and internationally: for instance, at times of regulatory or legislative change; in preparation for complex financial transactions and acquisitions; during high stakes reputational challenges and crisis situations; and at times of potentially disruptive innovation.

Our 30 team members support our French and international clients on local mandates while serving as entry points for global projects. By joining our team, you will be working with colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious.

With a diverse range of clients – from multinational companies to trade associations and NGOs – APCO has particularly strong expertise in healthcare, FMCG, finance, technology, energy and transportation.

About APCO in healthcare

Our founder, Margery Kraus, pioneered the practice of health public affairs when she created APCO in Washington 35 years ago. Since then, APCO’s healthcare practice has grown to be one of our most dynamic and well-established practices, both at a global and local level.

APCO’s healthcare practice assembles impassioned experts fully dedicated to health and deeply engaged in addressing the market transformations to come. Our healthcare practice is also one of the most integrated within APCO, with strong ties between healthcare teams across borders at global and EU level, as well as with other practices to support our clients on some of the most interesting cross-sectorial challenges of today, such as e-health.

We partner with a wide variety of clients worldwide encompassing every aspect of healthcare, from healthcare industries & biotechs to hospitals, health systems, insurances, trade associations, advocacy groups and more.

Profile and Responsibilities

Our established and fast-growing Healthcare Practice in Paris has an opportunity for a Consultant/Senior Consultant to join our dedicated team.

We are looking for a high-performing and initiative-taking team member who will be responsible for managing, advancing and advising small to large client projects on highly sensitive issues, coordinating cross-border activities, advising clients, supervising the work product of junior team members and actively engaging in the generation of new business. 

The candidate is expected to have a minimum of 4 to 6 years of experience successfully leading corporate communication projects and demonstrating an understanding of consultancy business practices and processes, strong tactical and strategic abilities, as well as excellent operational skills for communication-focused missions. The candidate should thrive in a fast-moving and intellectually challenging environment where a commitment to delivering consistent excellence in client service is a strong motivating force. She/he should demonstrate strong organisational capabilities and have strong written and oral communication skills.

The candidate would need to demonstrate a strong interest in healthcare as well as a desire to pursue her/his career in this field in the long term. Healthcare expertise would be considered a significant advantage, but motivated and fast-learning candidates are also welcomed.

Below is what is expected from a Consultant/Senior Consultant joining our Healthcare practice:

  • Independently manage small to large client projects;
  • Demonstrate strong tactical and strategic abilities;
  • Produce outstanding deliverables for communication-related activities and control the quality of deliverables of junior staff to maintain excellent client-service;
  • Actively look for and identify new business opportunities, together with more senior colleagues, and participate in pitches;
  • Provide effective coaching and deliver training to junior colleagues;
  • Understand APCO’s business practices and processes, and act as internal and external advocate for the organization;
  • Proactively identify external meetings and training opportunities for self-development and the building of sector knowledge and contacts;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in healthcare as well as a desire to pursue her/his career in this field in the long term.

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Degree and/or post-graduate degree in any related field to the role;
  • Ideally, a minimum of 4-6 years of relevant work experience in consultancy or in-house (private company, institution, trade association, etc.);
  • Healthcare expertise would be considered a significant advantage, but motivated and fast-learning candidates are also welcomed;
  • Experience in developing and executing successful communication projects. Other complementary expertise in public affairs or crisis communications are considered an advantage ;
  • Strong understanding of French and global media & social media landscape;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain a strong network;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, proactive “can-do” attitude;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel);
  • Eligible to work in France. 

Only candidates with demonstrable experience and skills matching the above profile and requirements should apply.

Our offer:

This full-time position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience. Being a part of a dynamic organization means you never stop learning: the successful candidate will have an abundance of opportunities to progress in their career, add value to clients and contribute to the firm. Collaboration is key to our success as a global, integrated firm: aside from working on various accounts, he/she will become part of a diverse and dynamic team in our Paris office and will collaborate with colleagues and leaders across APCO’s global network.

APCO is a member of the Association of French Lobbying and Public Affairs Consultants (AFCL).

APCO was awarded Best Agency to Work for: EMEA Network in 2017 and 2019 and EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the year, 2019 by PRovoke Media.