Washington, DC

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease.  Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?

Working out of our Health Policy office in Washington, DC, UCB is seeking an experienced Health Policy Lead who will play a key role in and contribute to the development and execution of successful public policy strategies.  The person in this key role will provide leadership on US Federal and State policy development to positively shape the policy environment; encouraging continued innovation and maximizing patient access to the most appropriate care. Critical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes, prioritizes, and socializes key policy issues that may have short and long-term impacts on UCB and the biopharmaceutical industry. This role is also responsible for
  • Helps translate policy developments into meaningful direction and strategic advice to various levels of stakeholders within and outside of the company. This role is responsible for
  • Develops policy positions on priority issues in partnership with leadership from across the global organization
  • Acts as key interface with priority federal government agencies/organizations (such as HHS, CMS), and leads partnership efforts with external stakeholders including trade associations, think tanks, and other influencers.
  • Collaborates with internal cross-functional teams as well as federal and state Government Relations and Advocacy teams.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree (MS, MPH, MPP, JD or MSc) is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of healthcare experience (examples include key government agencies such as HHS, CMS, CBO, OMB, or FDA; White House, Congressional, State Administrative or Legislative staff; healthcare consulting firms; pharmaceutical, biotechnology, managed care or other healthcare industries; or patient, provider, or trade associations).  Having payer or provider experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional understanding of and experience in Medicare (Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D), Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and private coverage and payment policies.
  • Advanced understanding of federal and state policymaking processes, federal regulatory bodies that monitor and implement health programs, healthcare policy development and the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Possesses superior problem-solving, analytical and multi-tasking abilities, as well as excellent communications, presentation, collaboration and management skills.
  • A solid understanding of public payer (Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DoD, and 340B programs) programs and policies is strongly preferred, including knowledge of Government price calculations and compliance regulations.
  • Proficiency with current biopharmaceutical sales, contracting, and reporting systems (for example, Contracts and Rebates Systems) are also preferred.



Job Posted: March 14, 2017