Director, Federal Government Affairs

17 Jan, 2023


Director, Federal Government Affairs

Purdue Pharma L.P.
Stamford, CT

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market medications and consumer health products to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians, and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

For close to two decades Purdue has engaged in many initiatives to stem prescription opioid abuse. We are committed to bringing lifesaving relief to communities and individuals suffering from substance use disorder and overdose. We are currently developing or supporting the development of two essential life-saving opioid overdose reversal medications and have the capability to manufacture others for medication assisted treatment. Providing these medicines has the potential to improve and save countless lives.

We are driven by our purpose: Compassion for patients and excellence for science inspire our pursuit of new medicines.

We are building an exciting path forward, and we are committed to recruiting a dedicated team of professionals who advance our expertise through a commitment to Purdue’s Values: Integrity and Courage, underpinned by Innovation, and always in Collaboration with each other.


At Purdue Pharma and our subsidiaries, you have a unique career opportunity to work differently, uncover and seize new opportunities, and take a hands-on, ownership approach to your work.  We go beyond traditional roles and find creative ways to extend our skills and interests, challenging ourselves to contribute in different, meaningful ways. We strive to create an environment where you can bring your best to work each dayWe welcome the opportunity to have you on our team!


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Job Summary

Responsible for the primary contact with all federal elected officials and federal entities. Develops and implements strategies and initiatives specific to federal legislative and regulatory activities. Responsible for communicating the company position to federal entities, interested parties, and internal stakeholders. Primary objective is to maintain and/or improve the federal legislative and regulatory environment for products and monitor/report federal government activities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of strategic plans for federal advocacy
  • Administration and management local counsel retained on behalf of the company
  • Coordinate the development of federal policy positions through collaboration with key internal stakeholders for use in federal advocacy
  • Coordinate, manage and participate in appropriate identified legislative / political organizations
  • Maintain compliance of federal ethics laws and manage all reporting to appropriate agencies
  • Internal periodic reporting of all applicable federal advocacy activity
  • Provide support to Executive Director, Government Affairs to ensure federal advocacy activities are aligned and consistency with achieving strategic departmental and enterprise business objectives
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills including presentations and ability to lead meetings

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in policy or advocacy activities in Federal Government Affairs

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Deep understanding of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Deep subject matter expertise in the range of issues related to the pharmaceutical industry; experience with controlled substances issues would be beneficial but not mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
  • Ability to conduct in depth analysis of available information and data
  • Ability to interpret monitoring systems to ensure knowledge of all federal legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Willingness to travel

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)


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Job posted: 2023-01-17