Associate Director, Federal Government Affairs-1911200

11 Aug, 2019


Associate Director, Federal Government Affairs-1911200

Boehringer Ingelheim
Washington, DC


Formulate, communicate, and advocate externally BI’s position on public policy issues affected by the federal and state government.  Advance BI policy positions with trade associations, legislative coalitions, advocacy groups and other stakeholders. Advocate for open access and mitigate business impediments in government health programs and the health care system.


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:

  • Encourage external adoption of BI policy positions by BI trade associations to leverage their lobbying and influence to advance our priorities. Collaborate with trade associations to improve health care regulations and legislation and shape the complex U.S. health system. Groups could include PhRMA policy workgroups, BIO Health Care Reform and Reimbursement Committee, and Animal Health Institute.
  • Align BI positions with influential national legislative coalitions. Seek opportunities to enhance our business, advance BI policy positions, bolster corporate reputation, and differentiate BI.
  • Plan GAPP strategies and tactics to support BI business objectives with federal legislative groups. Execute tactics through outreach and collaboration with legislative groups based in Washington, D.C.
  • Track and analyze effects of state and federal legislation and regulation on BI’s businesses.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate risks and seek potential opportunities created by enacted legislation.
  • Provide strategic advice from a policy perspective to OPUs and other departments to prepare for pending legislative and regulatory proposals and evaluate the impact on our business.
  • Advocate BI positions on public policy issues with targeted external advocacy and professional groups. Promote access to BI medicines, improved quality measures and reporting, and maximize revenues in government programs.
  • Develop strategies and spearhead opportunities to grow the Political Action Committee.
  • Develop resources and materials to support analysis of proposals and arguments regarding BI policy positions.


  • 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/or working on Capitol Hill or another legislative or administrative body.
  • Requires advanced communication skills, ability to influence and advocate positions. Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and related public policy issues is required.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working for or with healthcare organizations and/or working for members of Congress, legislators, or the Executive Branch.

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.

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Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico 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; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Job posted: 2019-08-11