Director, Federal Government Affairs

15 Oct, 2019


Director, Federal Government Affairs

Washington, DC
 750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

In the role of Director, Federal Government Affairs, you will develop and execute plans that integrate all key stakeholders including (internally) divisions/business units, and (externally) Congress, Administration, and third party organizations to ensure public policies enable Novartis to remain innovative and able to provide access of its novel therapies to patients.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provide respected, credible and active day-to-day representation of Novartis in Washington, D.C. by establishing and maintaining a network of relationships on Capitol Hill, within the Executive Branch, and agencies and across the broader healthcare community.

• Support our business objectives through alignment of business priorities with advocacy and political agenda through proactive measures.

• Execute government affairs strategies to ensure an increased understanding of our company with respect to its positioning in the industry, and build our reputation for high integrity, competitive leadership performance.

• Cover Congressional hearings; markups and provide critical information back to NVS FGA and internal public affairs partners

• Support public policy position, third party alliances, the PAC and messaging to support the department’s initiatives.

• Analyze legislative language; prepare and provide summaries of legislation.

• Provide clear and measurable near-term and long-term strategies for federal priorities.

• Provide visibility and coverage with key associations such as PhRMA, BIO and others that affect policy development and strategy.

• Assist other Novartis functions with policy issues involving federal officials.
What you’ll bring to the role:
• An undergraduate degree

• At least 5-6 years’ experience with federal legislative, executive and public policy-making organizations

• In-depth knowledge of the U.S. legislative process, including an understanding of the roles and decision-making processes of the Executive Agencies, the U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives

Desirable requirements/preference:

• A Master’s degree or a Juris Doctor (J.D.)

• Experience in the healthcare industry

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data, where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine!

Job posted: 2019-10-15