Director, State & Local Government Affairs

25 May, 2023


Director, State & Local Government Affairs

Siemens Healthineers
Washington D.C.
Director, State & Local Government Affairs
Siemens Healthineers is the third largest medtech company globally, with more than 68,000 employees – 16,000 of whom are in the U.S. – in over 70 countries.  We pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone.  Everywhere.  Siemens Healthineers is dedicated to developing innovative breakthroughs in healthcare for the deadliest diseases impacting the US: cancer, neurovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Our core portfolio includes in vitro & in vivo diagnostics, image guided therapy and comprehensive cancer care.
We partner with leaders in healthcare to address the most pressing healthcare needs by providing solutions to address population growth and chronic disease prevalence, healthcare workforce shortages and lack of access to care in underserved areas throughout the country.
We are seeking a Director of State and Local Government Relations to develop and manage a comprehensive state and local government affairs program for Siemens Healthineers. The ideal candidate will have 5 years State or Local Government Relations experience who can operate in a highly matrixed, fast-paced environment. Position is based in Washington, DC at Siemens Healthineers Government Affairs office.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Director of State and Local Government Relations Affairs will drive adoption of legislation that supports Siemens Healthineers’ products and inform sales and marketing strategy to promote adoption of our products based on current state regulatory environments.
  • This position requires expertise in state government relations that includes extensive work with various state legislators, regulatory agencies and Governors.  In addition, the position will represent the company with trade associations dedicated to state issues, participate in state legislative and governor conferences, and track and monitor state-specific issues that overlap with business priorities.
  • The responsibilities will include the following:
  • Monitor state specific laws, regulations and grant opportunities to assist the business.
  • Develop messaging and strategy to combat state bills that have the potential to negatively effect the business.
  • Manage multi-state legislative campaigns on specific topics.
  • Coordinate across legal, regulatory, sales, R&D, communications, the federal government affairs team and outside consultants.
  • Represent the Company before various administrative, regulatory, legislative, and executive levels of state government, and in some instances, local jurisdictions.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with regulators, elected officials, civil servants, and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop the production of high-quality written recommendations, briefings, publications, presentations, and other collateral that communicate complex messages clearly and effectively to audiences, with a focus on state and local government stakeholders.
  • Coordinate state and local strategy with consultants and trade association representatives to ensure active engagement on areas of interest to Siemens Healthineers and that all are aligned in support of our business strategies.
Preferred Requirements/Competencies 
  • Bachelor’s and/or Advanced degree, Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Health preferred or applicable comparable experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the medical device and medtech regulatory policy landscape, including major legislative & regulatory trends and ability to grasp technical details quickly
  • Demonstrated familiarity with state legislatures processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to interact directly with key stakeholders in the state policy environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Frequent travel (up to 50%) in key State Capitals as needed


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Job posted: 2023-05-25