Associate Director or Director, Federal Government Affairs-195818

29 Apr, 2019

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Associate Director or Director, Federal Government Affairs-195818

Boehringer Ingelheim
Washington, DC

The qualified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level commensurate with education/experience

 

Description:

The Director of Federal Government Affairs is responsible for representing BI with federal officials and playing a senior role on the Federal Government Relations team.  In this role, Director fosters a growth environment for all BI business activities, ensures that the company interacts effectively with multiple constituencies, competitors, and key policy makers within a highly volatile political environment at the federal level.  As a member of the Government Affairs and Public Policy team, the Director of Federal Government Affairs serves as a specialist working with BI internal customers to prioritize BI public policy interests.  The position requires creative thinking to identify opportunities and strong management skills to execute plans which enhance profitability through regulation, legislation, and government payment. The Director contributes to BI through short and long term strategic planning using insights about government.  The Director oversees a broad portfolio of issues and will collaborate with State Government Affairs, Public Policy, and the BI Corporation Political Action Committee.  Strong knowledge of industry is a plus.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies’ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim’s high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies to support BI objectives related to brands and therapeutic areas.
  • Provide experience and guidance to the Federal Government relations team and work with other departments to prepare for pending legislative and regulatory proposals and strategies to mitigate risks and seek potential opportunities created by enacted legislation.
  • Facilitates company’s interactions with various constituencies including home states and Congressional leadership, the Administration, trade groups & other industry stakeholders.
  • Encourage adoption of BI policy positions by industry trade groups (e.g., PhRMA, BIO) and leverage their lobbying and influence to advance our priorities.
  • Connect regularly with key internal stakeholders to share information about legislative action that will impact the business and to gather intelligence regarding internal needs.
  • Advocate BI positions at the federal level to avoid or minimize government decisions that could negatively affect the company’s business or to maximize opportunities in legislation for the business.
  • Educate colleagues about the role of Government Affairs and opportunities for collaboration to meet business objectives.

The qualified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level commensurate with education/experience

Associate Director, Government Affairs Requirements:

  • A Bachelors’ degree is required.
  • A minimum of six (6) years combined experience in government affairs in private industry or consulting firm, on Capitol Hill, or trade association.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and changing legislation regulations and the impact to BI.
  • Influencing and persuasion skills to successfully advocate our positions externally.
  • Analytical skills to understand key components of legislation and the potential effect on BI and the industry.
  • This position requires advanced knowledge of federal government affairs and public policy, including policy analysis and government relations.
  • Experience analyzing health care proposals, identifying key provisions, and assessing impact on pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience lobbying trade associations, industry groups, and working in coalitions.
  • Senate experience a plus
  • Requires advanced communication skills, ability to influence and advocate positions. Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and related public policy issues is required.

 

Director, Federal Government Affairs Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; advanced degree from an accredited institution a plus.
  • College degree and a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in government or private sector lobbying and advocacy to effectively advance BI business interests in uncertain and changing government funded pharmaceutical programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and changing legislation regulations and the impact to BI.
  • Influencing and persuasion skills to successfully advocate our positions externally.
  • Analytical skills to understand key components of legislation and the potential effect on BI and the industry.
  • This position requires advanced knowledge of federal government affairs and public policy, including policy analysis and government relations.
  • Experience analyzing health care proposals, identifying key provisions, and assessing impact on pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience lobbying trade associations, industry groups, and working in coalitions.
  • Senate experience a plus

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more?  Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2019-04-29