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Associate Director, Government Affairs
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!
Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.
This position will play an integral role in Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.’s increased engagement with federal and state governments, collaborating across the organization to develop and implement federal and state advocacy strategies that elevate our rich legacy of innovation and robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help patients. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining congressional relationships and building support for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.’s legislative and policy priorities and positions. This role will influence the external policy landscape so that the value of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.’s pipeline, portfolio, and business is protected and enhanced so that we can bring innovative medicines to patients who need them.
– With internal experts, rapidly review and analyze legislation and amendments that could impact DSI’s portfolio, pipeline, and business, as well as patients and key provider groups
– Identify and implement strategies to positively shape or mitigate legislation and regulations
– Engage with PhRMA, HINJ, and external stakeholders to elevate DSI’s interests
– Proactively engage with internal experts to understand business issues and interests, and collaborate to identify and assess priorities and risks
– Communicate internally on a regular basis to keep leaders informed of legislative and policy developments
– Maintain and develop relationships with Members of Congress, their staff, and relevant Committee staff to promote DSI’s legislative and policy priorities and reputation
– Track legislation and identify opportunities and risks to DSI products, pipeline and business
– Interact with consultants to track developments and ensure strategies are executed
– Flexible work schedule, including evenings and occasional weekend events
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
– Bachelor’s Degree required
– 7 or More Years Legislative, executive branch, government affairs, and/or pharmaceutical industry experience required
– Experience with the federal legislative process, including knowledge of committee procedures, protocols, and ethics rules and regulations required
– Experience engaging with PhRMA and/or other life science trade organizations preferred
– Strong understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry and related political environment preferred
– Demonstrated relationships in Congress and with key external stakeholders preferred
– Solid political judgment and strategic thinker with ability to identify potential risks and opportunities for DSI interests preferred
Ability to travel up to 20%. Travel for conferences and business meetings as necessary; optimal candidate is located in the Washington D.C. area.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Job posted: 2023-05-25