Director, Global Vaccine Policy

14 Nov, 2021


Director, Global Vaccine Policy

Johnson & Johnson
Brussels, Belgium

Job Description

Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy is recruiting for the position of Director, Global Vaccine Policy.

This exciting position will be responsible for advancing vaccine policy and advocacy on behalf of Johnson & Johnson with a focus on global institutions (such as GAVI, WHO, UNICEF, CEPI) and limited resource settings in partnership with teams from across the company.

The Vaccine Policy Director will report to the Global Vaccine Policy Lead working closely to ensure coordination of strategy and execution of policy priorities across all market archetypes. The position has a “dotted reporting line” to the Global Public Health organization and will work collaboratively across multiple functions including Janssen R&D, Janssen GCSO, Janssen regulatory affairs, the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, Supply Chain, WWGA&P partners, and other organizations across the enterprise.

About WWGA&P

Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy shapes the global policy environment so Johnson & Johnson can deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for patients and consumers and deliver measurable impact on our business objectives.

We’re guided by our global strategy, developed in close collaboration with the business segments and the enterprise. By anticipating shifts in political dynamics and government policies, we identify emerging external challenges and opportunities.

About GPH

Through a dedicated global public health (GPH) organization that combines research and development, global access strategies and programs, and local operations, Johnson & Johnson is putting the world’s most vulnerable and underserved at the heart of what we do and measuring our success in lives improved.

As a team of innovators, we are committed to pioneering and sustainably delivering meaningful and transformational products. Working with global and local partners, we will ensure equitable access to these critical solutions that save lives, cure patients and prevent disease for those most in need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead J&J’s policy development in the areas of global immunization, access and procurement mechanisms and policies; incentive mechanisms, advanced market commitments primarily for assets/disease areas with relevant impact in low-income countries.
  • Drive J&J’s interests and advance our policy agenda at IFPMA and other trade organizations, related to global institutions such as GAVI and WHO, and work streams such as life-course immunization, immunization systems and value of vaccines.
  • Lead the policy function representation in launch teams and provide experienced policy support to market access work in limited resource settings and markets with centralized procurement mechanisms.
  • Support engagement of global and regional commercial teams with global and regional vaccines partners to facilitate access & implementation in low- and mid-income countries (GAVI/PAHO/WHO/AU/Africa CDC).
  • Enable execution of product-specific policy strategy and related external engagement plan working closely with teams in priority countries. Support local teams with tools to implement policy agenda such as positions, analysis and talking points.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on global institutions and vaccine policies affecting low-income countries in internal strategic forums, contributing to the development of J&J’s overall policy agenda, across all market archetypes.



MBA/Master’s in related field: Science, Health Policy, Public Health, Law or other relevant areas of specialization

Experience And Skills:


  • 10+ years of experience in vaccines
  • 5+ years in policy roles
  • Self-starter, motivated
  • Solid understanding of vaccine and public health policies and immunization systems.
  • Proven record in identifying policy trends affecting public and private health sector and advancing policy solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively lead internal and external audiences to desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to identify strategic priorities, bring together different internal partners, and deliver results.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and be able to lead up, down and across for results.
  • Strong cross-cultural collaboration skills.
  • Sound ethical judgement and integrity and an ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to handle numerous, challenging priorities under pressure and effective collaborative working and program management skills.


  • Experience working in the biopharmaceutical sector desirable.
  • International work experience and foreign language skills


Location within the European time zone is required.

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Job posted: 2021-11-14