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Associate Director, Policy Advocacy and Alliances, Government Affairs and Policy
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The Policy Advocacy and Alliances Associate Director will engage key external stakeholders, including patient advocate and provider groups on Gilead’s policy priorities and advocacy on priority, cross-cutting (i.e., not therapeutic area specific) issues. This person will work collaboratively across the Government Affairs and Policy functions, aggregating and translating Gilead’s cross-cutting policy priorities on topics such as 340B, drug pricing, patient affordability, clinical trial diversity, etc. with key external partners, and thinking creatively about opportunities to improve patient access and sustain innovation through shared understanding and alliance building. This person will be responsible for building new relationships and maintaining existing partnerships with policy contacts within advocacy groups, such as provider/consumer focused groups, as well as groups focused on multicultural issues, social justice and faith. Additionally, this person will inform and educate internal colleagues regarding partners’ interests, needs and other objectives relating to policy and policymaker advocacy.
Core Job Responsibilities
Maintain strong understanding and extensive knowledge of Government Affairs and Policy objectives and broader Gilead business
Support robust stakeholder mapping and continuously track policy priorities, perspectives, and positions among non-therapeutic area focused third party partners (provider/consumer advocacy associations, multicultural groups, etc.)
Serve as the policy point of contact for select partners and stakeholders and communicate timely and relevant information/knowledge sharing
Develop long-term, trusting relationships with policy stakeholders with consistent engagement and management
Represent Gilead Government Affairs and Policy at major policy, medical, and patient meetings
Minimum of ten years post-college relevant healthcare experience.
Four or more years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry strongly preferred. Understanding of 340B and drug pricing environment preferred.
Previous experience with third party patient and provider advocacy groups strongly preferred, with existing relationships with groups and advocates who engage on policy issues desired.
Flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity, and an ability to work collaboratively in a fluid organizational environment.
Be willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally.
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Job posted: 2022-07-24