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Director, Government Affairs & Policy

Director, Government Affairs & Policy
Organization: Harmony Biosciences
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/16/2023

Harmony Biosciences: Director, Government Affairs and Policy

Location: Washington, DC


Public Policy Development and Advocacy: Identify, monitor, and influence federal and state legislation and regulations impacting Harmony operations, portfolio access, and mission. Lead government affairs efforts, collaborating with officials, industry associations, and third-party stakeholders. Establish and maintain trusted relationships with key members of Congress, executive branch officials, Governors, state legislators, and external stakeholders. Protect access to Harmony’s product portfolio in government programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration). Monitor and provide recommendations on federal entities impacting Harmony’s business in healthcare delivery. Identify partnerships with policy-focused organizations for patients with rare diseases. Participate in drug development decisions, providing advice on the external environment and regulatory impact.

Policy Communication and Advocacy: Proactively bring key policy issues to the Corporate Affairs team with recommended action plans. Draft policy positions, briefing documents, reports, and other materials for federal policymakers. Submit Harmony’s comments on regulations, guidance, and requests for information. Ensure business understanding of Harmony’s policy positions and advocacy work. Lead employee political action committee (PAC) effectively.

Compliance and Budget Management: Ensure company compliance with lobbying laws and regulations. Develop and manage Government Affairs budget and tactical plan. Implement company resources for lobbying compliance, legal counsel, association dues, and policy counsel. Develop a grassroots program for executives and employees in External Affairs and healthcare advocacy. Direct and manage legislative and policy consultants.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or related field (required), Masters/MBA (preferred).
  • 8+ years in health policy development or related Healthcare Policy.
  • Expertise in government policy development process.
  • Understanding of rare disease products (preferred).
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Domestic travel estimated at 10%.
  • Quiet work environment with continuous sitting.
  • Vision abilities: Close vision.
  • Manual dexterity for computer, tablet, and phone use.

What Harmony Offers:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental benefits.
  • Generous paid time off and designated Holidays.
  • Company-paid Disability benefits and Life Insurance.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Paid Parental leave.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Company-sponsored wellness programs.
  • Professional development and continuous learning.
  • Certified Great Place to Work®.

About Harmony Biosciences: Pharmaceutical company in Plymouth Meeting, PA, established in 2017. Focus on providing novel treatments for rare neurological disorders. Visit Harmony Biosciences for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Harmony Biosciences, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, e-Verify Employer. Qualified applicants considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status, or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Recruitment Note: Harmony Biosciences accepts applications only from invited agencies/business partners. Unsolicited applications directly to Hiring Managers will not incur fees. Thank you for your cooperation.

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