Celgene Corporation
Washington, DC or Summit, NJ


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries – and growing – we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.



The Associate Director of U.S. Public Affairs and Policy will develop and help execute public affairs and policy advocacy strategies to optimize patient access to and commercial success of Celgene’s current and future portfolio. The position will focus on creating and articulating Celgene’s public policy positions, developing issue based media campaigns, and executing legislative implementation campaigns at the state and federal level which support business objectives and are impactful, executable, and measurable. He/She will work in close coordination with the State and Federal Government Relations teams, other members of the Corporate Affairs and Market Access group as well as colleagues from the disease franchises. (Position available in Summit, NJ or Washington DC.)


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop issue-based media campaigns and policy advocacy strategies in coordination with the State and Federal Government Relations teams to execute on Celgene’s U.S. public policy priorities; Drive execution of plans to ensure legislation or regulation is implemented optimally.
  • Coordinate regular, ongoing communication with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective execution of public affairs campaigns. Manage relationships with outside consultants.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders, such as Corporate Communications, to maximize the reach of campaigns and ensure key messages reach broad audiences.
  • Identify and oversee research studies and analyze data to develop or support Celgene’s public policy positions on a variety of key issues impacting access to treatment; Create communication plans to drive reach and impact of such studies.
  • Analyze legislation and assess changes and trends in the public policy environment in the U.S. and that impact the business operating environment for Celgene’s current and future portfolio.
  • Develop practical, yet innovative educational tools and resources that can be used the State and Federal Government Relations teams as well as external partners to advocate for public policy priorities.
  • Educate internal stakeholders on public affairs campaigns and their impact on legislative and regulatory policy changes on Celgene’s portfolio and patient access to treatment.
  • Measure the effectiveness and impact of Celgene’s public affairs campaigns on the public policy environment and on product performance; develop and track key outcomes and deliverables; and develop and manage program budgets.
  • Ability to travel (about 20%).


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree in political science, communications or related field required.  Advanced degree in public policy, communications or related discipline a plus.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in health policy, public relations/public affairs, or government relations.
  • Successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and collaboration skills, knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, VA/DoD healthcare and the private health insurance market.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of various media platforms and demonstrated experience in utilizing diverse programs to achieve results.
  • Identified track record of passionate advocacy on behalf of patients and recognition of the integral role innovative medicines play in patients’ lives.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.


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Job Posted: January 28, 2017