Associate Director, US Public Policy

28 Sep, 2021


Associate Director, US Public Policy

Washington, DC

Make your mark for patients.

We’re here because we want to build the future and transform patients’ lives for the better.

At UCB, our people are our experiences and achievements, our passion and drive. That’s why we’re looking for talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences – not just the best and brightest, but those who care about making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. We promote an environment of diversity, openness, and respect where people can make valuable contributions.

An exciting journey lies ahead. Will you join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible?

To strengthen our US Public Policy team, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Associate Director, US Public Policy

As Associate Director, US Public Policy, you will play a key role in the development and execution of successful public policy strategies. UCB aspires to be the Patient-Preferred global biopharmaceutical leader transforming the lives of people with severe diseases.   We demonstrate this to patients and customers through our proactive commitment to removing barriers to access to our medicines and through other offerings that provide true differentiated value to patients, their caregivers and other stakeholders. 

You like to work in an environment where you can: 

  • Provide leadership on US federal and state public policy development to positively shape the policy environment; encouraging continued innovation and maximizing patient access to the most appropriate care.

You will contribute by: 

  • Analyzing, prioritizing, and socializing key policy issues that may have short- and long-term impacts on UCB and the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Translating policy developments into meaningful direction and strategic advice to various levels of stakeholders within and outside of the company.
  • Developing policy positions on priority issues in partnership with leadership from across the global organization and should have advanced knowledge of and experience in Medicare (Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage, and Part D), Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and private coverage and payment policies.
  • Acting as a key interface with priority federal government agencies/organizations (such as HHS, CMS), and leading partnership efforts with external stakeholders including trade associations, think tanks, and other influencers.
  • Collaborating with internal cross-functional teams as well as federal and state Government Relations and Advocacy teams.
  • Working collaboratively across functions to ensure a comprehensive view and maintain strong collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders.  These stakeholders include the Global External Engagement Practice, the Commercial Units, Market Access and Pricing, Marketing, Regulatory and Operational Excellence.

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree
  • 5+ years of healthcare policy 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).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced understanding of federal and state policymaking processes, federal regulatory bodies that monitor and implement health programs, healthcare policy development and the healthcare ecosystem.
  • Exceptional understanding of public payer coverage (Medicare, Medicaid and other public health programs), coding and payment policies is required.
  • Superior problem-solving, analytical and multi-tasking abilities, as well as excellent communications, presentation, collaboration and management skills\
  • Graduate degree (MS, MPH, MPP, JD or MSc) is strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturer, payer, or provider experience is a plus.

About us.

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company, focusing on neurology and immunology. We are around 7,600 people in all four corners of the globe, inspired by patients and driven by science.

At UCB, everything we do start with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe disease?”. We are on a journey to become the patient-preferred biopharma leader by delivering medicines and solutions that improve lives. We want to ensure the creation of patient value, now and into the future, while contributing to a society where a population of 8 billion people and more should be able to live a good life within limited resources of one planet.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website

UCB is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Where permitted, applicants for employment in the United States must either have received or be willing to receive a full COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire; or, alternatively, agree to be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing, subject to religious and medical exemptions and in accordance with applicable law. 

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Job posted: 2021-09-28