Consultant, Healthcare

Mid-level Professionals Brussels, Belgium

Our established and growing Health Practice in Brussels has an opportunity for a Consultant to join our dedicated team!

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 of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

We are looking for a high-performing and initiative-taking team member who will be responsible for managing client projects, coordinating international teams of consultants from across the global APCO network, delivering client-ready materials, reviewing the work product of junior team members, and actively participating in winning new business.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate an understanding of consultancy business practices and processes, as well as strong tactical and strategic abilities. The candidate would need to have a minimum of 4 to 7 years of relevant experience in public affairs, advocacy or communications.

By joining our team, you will be working with colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. You will have an opportunity to follow your passion for health policy and communications by working on topics such as cell and gene therapy, digital health, cancer, rare diseases and more. You will join us as we shape the future of our growing practice, drawing on our global network to pursue new opportunities in the changing world of health.

Expectations and responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate solid knowledge of EU health policy issues, Brussels developments, and macro business factors impacting clients;
  • Independently manage large client projects and campaigns; prepare client-ready materials and other deliverables, from summary reports to outreach events; 
  • Oversee the work of junior colleagues, provide them with effective coaching and training; 
  • Collaborate with senior colleagues on identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, and participate in pitches; 
  • 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 building of sector knowledge and contacts. 

Qualifications & Desired Skills: 

  • Degree and/or post-graduate degree in any field related to the role; 
  • A minimum of 4-7 years’ experiencein consultancy, in-house, European institutions or within trade associations; 
  • In-depth knowledge of the health sector and health policy issues;
  • Strong understanding of EU institutions and decision-making procedures; 
  • Experience in developing and executing communication and public affairs projects at EU level; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain a strong network within the EU institutions; 
  • Excellent project and people management skills; 
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; 
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, proactive “can-do” attitude; 
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written), excellent command of another EU Member State's language would be a plus; 
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel); 
  • Eligible to work in the EU. 

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, the candidate will become part of a diverse and dynamic team in our Brussels office and will collaborate with colleagues and leaders across APCO’s global network. 

About APCO in Brussels: 

The Brussels office consists of 50+ multilingual consultants with policy expertise in several areas, e.g. technology, transport, health, financial services, energy & sustainability etc. 

By operating in a collaborative environment, employees are encouraged to work across practice groups, offices, and regions and develop a multi-faceted understanding of policy/regulation, politics, issues and trends 


Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be contacting successful candidates.