Director, Government Relations – U.S. (Upjohn)
The Director, Government Relations – U.S. will be responsible for initiating and managing a range of government relations and public affairs initiatives to favorably influence the Upjohn operating environment in the U.S., especially at the state-level. Priority issues will include pharmaceutical pricing and transparency initiatives, health insurance benefit design with a particular focus on out-of-pocket costs and utilization barriers (including co-pay card restrictions), and re-importation. Responsible for strategy and execution of plans to impact government officials, opinion leaders, other stakeholders and the public about key issues, and forecasting the impact of political trends and policy changes to inform Upjohn business strategy and planning. Reports to the Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs – U.S.
- Responsible for the overall monitoring of state government legislation and regulations that affect Upjohn operations; may also include some federal issues. Identify and analyze emerging political trends and policy issues.
- Develop strategies for state-based, public-funded programs that provide pharmaceutical coverage in order to ensure patients’ access to medicines and to promote Upjohn business objectives
- Implement both a sustained course of action to influence legislation and regulations and be prepared to address priority concerns and opportunities on short notice.
- Assist corporate affairs and commercial colleagues with the development and execution of specific lobbying and public affairs campaigns tailored to specific issues. Collaborate with other state government relations directors (GRDs), contract lobbyists, and outside allies to achieve total programming in these campaigns.
- Supervise communications programs directed at state and local policy makers.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 7 years of experience in government or government relations (ideally at the state level), including involvement with earned media, public affairs, grassroots and political campaigns.
- Proven ability to forecast short and long-term implications of policy changes and political trends for commercial advantage.
- Able to develop innovative approaches to issues management and to leverage opportunities and/or mitigate risk on key issues.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and judgment.
- Graduate degree in law, political science, or public administration preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical/health care industry.
- Hands-on crisis and reputation management experience.
- Well-organized, highly motivated, innovative and results oriented with regards to problem solving.
- Able to work 1) under pressure, 2) both independently and in a team environment, and 3) with all levels of the organization.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Domestic travel required: 40-50%
- Last date to Apply for Job: April 1st, 2019
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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Job posted: 2019-03-20