CSL Behring
Washington, DC

The Director of US Healthcare Policy and Federal Affairs will be responsible for the federal program of CSL Behring. She/he will be responsible for understanding complex, priority-impact public policy issues that will impact the company’s goals, our customers and patients. The Director will build a network of relationships within the Congress and executive branch to execute lobbying campaigns on key initiatives that will impact CSL Behring. Additionally, the Director will review and access health care policy issues for senior management and develop recommendations on how to address such policy issues. She/he will develop policy papers and positions to advocate on behalf of CSL Behring interests within the Congress, trade and patient associations. The Director must understand CSL Behring’€™s business strategy, spearhead integrated legislative, regulatory and political activities to affect the outcomes of major policy issues for the company and work closely with retained Washington DC counsel in addition to counterparts from other pharmaceutical/biotech organizations. The Director will also be a company representative within trade associations and collaborate closely with patient advocacy organizations on policy initiatives.

*This position will be based out of our office located in Washington, DC.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The Director will have responsibility for defining, building and managing high-level government relations with members of Congress and their staff in addition to executive branch agencies in order to positively impact priority policies and issues for the company.
  • The Director must envision and execute successful, complex, legislative and regulatory policy campaigns that change the environment for company success. Major issues will include promoting patient access to care for our therapies, reimbursement policy, tax policy, regulatory policy affecting research, development and supply chain, international trade policy and the value of our therapies in addition to other policies that may impact CSL Behring, the biopharmaceutical industry, our customers and patients.
  • Responsible for building valuable relationships with congressional and executive branch offices that will be utilized to impact policy outcomes. Develop knowledge of CSL Behring and its issues within these offices and with often-changing staff and elected representatives. Assures valuable relationships where we have facilities and on committees of jurisdiction for our issues. Utilize such relationships to advance CSL Behring messaging and initiatives.
  • Manage the efforts of contract lobbyist on issues and outreach to congressional and federal agency personnel on our issues. Day to day interaction and coordination of such efforts.
  • Represent and advocate for CSL Behring as a leader within trade associations of which company is a member (e.g., BIO, PhRMA and PPTA). Provides greater ability for CSL Behring position and messaging to be incorporated into larger industry positions. Advances CSL Behring agenda within associations and protect company against proposals that would be harmful.
  • Represents CSL Behring at political events and direct aspects of the employee political action committee (strategy, administration, communications to membership and legal compliance). Make recommendations for potential donations and organize events as warranted.
  • Define, identify and build relationships and alliances with key stakeholder groups including patients, physicians, distributors and other key groups involved in policy areas of concern. Works with these groups to gain alignment and support on policies and regulatory/legislative initiatives. Advance the company reputation with such individuals.
  • Gather, interpret and disseminate information on government initiatives and their impact and help to develop recommendations to address them. Must work cross-functionally with business in performing this responsibility and help lead internal issues teams. Requires ability to understand connection between external policy factors and business to help prioritize efforts.
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory policy and translate impact on the business. Develop policy positions and papers to substantiate government affairs initiatives. Also develop policy positions in order to make recommendations to senior departmental management and the various business teams on how CSL Behring should proceed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a field that helps to accomplish position goals and contributes to competencies. Advance degree in field valued.

Extensive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process is required. Minimum of 10 years previous experience in legislative, regulatory and government affairs required, most notably with congressional staff or departmental experience in a legislative capacity. Previous pharmaceutical/biotech company experience is highly desired.

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Job Posted: January 28, 2017
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