Director, State Affairs (Midwest Region)

22 Jan, 2020

Jobs

Director, State Affairs (Midwest Region)

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Midwest US(TX,AR,OK,KY,CO)
Will consider candidates from midwest states including Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Colorado

 

About PCMA

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is the association representing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) working to lower prescription drug costs for patients and payers across the country. PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 270 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors including: commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, managed Medicaid plans, and others.

Today, health care plans hire PBMs to secure lower costs for prescription drugs, passing the savings directly to patients. PBMs are your first line of defense against rising prescription drug costs. They work to ensure lower costs and better health outcomes through affordable access to medicines you need.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic legislative and regulatory advocacy for PCMA and its member companies operating in the assigned states;
  • Track legislation and develop consensus positions within the industry on a wide array of subjects, including: prescription drug pricing, pharmacy benefits, pharmacy reimbursement, mail-order pharmacy, specialty pharmaceuticals and pharmacies, and Medicaid;
  • Work with member company representatives to formulate industry-wide strategic plans, including paid and earned media, ally and coalition development, and grassroots activities;
  • Manage PCMA’s strategic interests in the assigned states through contract lobbyists, direct advocacy, testimony, use of coalitions, and relationships with state policymakers;
  • Prepare advocacy materials for member companies and external audiences, including bill summaries, issue briefs, talking points, one-pagers, comment letters; and
  • Represent and present testimony before state legislative bodies and intergovernmental organization meetings and attend relevant hearings and meetings.
  • Travel Requirements: Up to 40%, domestic

Key Success Factors

  • Strong knowledge of the state legislative process including committee structures, leadership, and procedures
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including ability to speak extemporaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to remain flexible in a decision-making process
  • Ability to build consensus among people with diverging views
  • Ability to anticipate problems and develop and apply solutions quickly
  • Ability to understand legislative and statutory language
  • Ability to assemble and synthesize relevant facts and expert opinion to support policy arguments

Professional Experience/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years relevant experience in health care, pharmacy, or health insurance policy advocacy required. State-level legislative and/or regulatory experience, trade association management experience preferred.
  • Writing sample required.

Learn more here

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: PCMA pays competitive wages and offers a generous benefits package.
About Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is the association representing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) working to lower prescription drug costs for patients and payers across the country. PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 270 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors including: commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, managed Medicaid plans, and others. Today, health care plans hire PBMs to secure lower costs for prescription drugs, passing the savings directly to patients. PBMs are your first line of defense against rising prescription drug costs. They work to ensure lower costs and better health outcomes through affordable access to medicines you need.

Job posted: 2020-01-22