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Government Affairs and Projects – Sustainability Lead (d/f/m)

Website Cytiva

Be part of something life-changing!

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

Cytiva has played a critical role in the world’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have worked closely with governments across the world during this period. This role will support the crucial work of helping governments prepare for future pandemics and the exciting developments in life sciences that are coming down the road.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, their patients, and governments. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Cytiva operates a flexible working policy, this is a hybrid position, there will not be a need to be present in an office every day. The candidate can be based in either of the following areas:

  • The United Kingdom (at our Amersham Office, near London)
  • Belgium (Brussels – remote)
  • Sweden (at our Uppsala office)

What you’ll do:

  • This is a global role. You will be responsible for the identification, tracking, and (where appropriate) public affairs responses to government initiatives on sustainability, the environment, and chemicals policies that impact our business and our customers. This will include, stakeholder mapping and engagement, development of the company’s position on policy issues, responding to consultation responses, advising the business policy developments,
  • This role is partially a project management role, ensuring that government-initiated sustainability and environmental policies are understood by the business, and that the business is responding – either by government affairs activities or by changing practices within the business.
  • You will need to understand in details the government initiatives and how these may impact the products/production and how the company operates.
  • You will work closely with our existing sustainability team to ensure they are informed of forthcoming initiatives to gain their insight on how the business can respond and any issues that governments should be informed about.
  • You will work with colleagues to put in place plans to respond to these government initiatives. Some plans will be conducted separately by colleagues, for example, plans that necessitate the changes to products, and some will be conducted by you, for example, putting in place engagement efforts to inform policy development that will impact the company.
  • You will ensure compliance with the company’s government affairs policies and all relevant local transparency and engagement policies.
  • You will understand and infuse the highly successful Danaher Business System into your work and collaborate across multiple Danaher (DHR) Operating Companies, outside of Cytiva.

Who you are:

  • Long standing experience working in a government affairs related role, ideally with strong project management experience within a process driven and regulated industry. Life sciences experience is important.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and either environment and/or chemicals issues. This is widely defined and not restricted to carbon emissions. It will also consider evolving packaging, plastics, waste and/or chemicals use restrictions and policies regarding corporate due diligence.
  • Experience of implementing organisational projects involving multiple internal stakeholders and disciplines, across multiple jurisdictions. For external stakeholders you will have experience working with governments, think tanks, politicians and their advisers, trade organisations, and other relevant stakeholders who inform the government policy making process.

It would be a plus if you can demonstrate:

  • Analytical skills: the ability to digest significant volumes of data from multiple sources and draw conclusions / summarize thematically.
  • Confident communication skills: experience of working across multiple levels (including executive level), functions and regions; able to clearly communicate complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner; able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing; strong influencing skills across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with challenges.
  • Adaptable/flexible: being open to change (positive or negative) in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations.

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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