Head of External Affairs

23 Dec, 2021


Head of External Affairs

AMR Action Fund Group
Boston, MA

Role Summary

The AMR Action Fund has been created to invest more than $1B to bridge the funding gap and respond to the threat from antimicrobial resistance. The Fund aims to finance companies through which it will deliver two to four new antibiotics to patients that will treat the critical life-threatening infections caused by drug resistant microbes.  The Head of External Affairs, working closely with the AMR Action Fund senior management and Policy Advisory Group, will be responsible for oversight of all global external communications related to Fund activities and provide guidance for development of strategic policy initiatives, frameworks and evidence for use at global, regional and local levels related to Fund objectives, including push and pull incentives and market-level reimbursement reforms.

Role Responsibilities

The strategic policy initiatives include:

External Stakeholder Engagement. Collaborate with organizations such as IFPMA, EFPIA, JPMA, PhRMA/BIO and other groups with a focus on initiatives closely aligned with Fund areas of interest. This may include leading certain targeted working groups and interacting with and aligning views with others involved in trade group engagement and AMR stakeholders.

Value Framework Development and Novel Payment Policy. Responsible for expanding the focus on value framework policy development and facilitating uptake of novel payment models.  Includes understanding current landscape, policy gaps and potential opportunities for accelerating uptake of new models.

Policy Research and Development. Provides thought leadership of key policy positions and initiatives focused on areas such as value-based health care, value frameworks, pricing, access to medicines, stewardship, life science industrial policy and investor ecosystem in AMR life science innovation. Works with experts and external stakeholders to understand, build, and communicate evidence to inform policy positions.

Communications oversight includes approval of the strategic communications plan, provides input for core external communications materials such as press releases, Q&A, statements, fact sheets, Op-Eds, talking points, slides, etc. and coordinates with other key Fund stakeholders to ensure messaging is consistent and that they have the appropriate support for key initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

Graduate degree in health, health economics, Finance, public policy, or biomedical field preferred

10+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry/policy issues or related health care field

Experience leading cross-functional or matrix teams

Experience in policy analysis, research, and development

Experience in value-based payment policies and/or value frameworks

Demonstrated track record of project management leadership, organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel with tight timelines

Exceptional written, oral, communication skills and interpersonal skills, with a history of publication and/or public presentation


Eligibility Requirements

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction

Must be willing to consent to a drug test and background check (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture

The AMR Action Fund is an antimicrobial-focused venture fund that invests in clinical stage biotechnology companies. The AMR Action Fund strengthens and accelerates the research and development of antibiotics and antifungals through investment and provision of industry resources and expertise to biotechnology companies. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and support to patients and their families. We expect to invest more than US$1 billion in smaller biotech companies and provide industry expertise to support the clinical development of novel antibiotics and antifungals. The AMR Action Fund aims to bring 2-4 new medicines to patients by 2030. We will work with partners to create market conditions that ensure sustainable investment in the antibiotic pipeline.  The AMR Action Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer. It provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees, without regard to unlawful consideration of, or discrimination on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, military service, veteran status, age, ancestry, genetic information, gender and gender expression, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable regional, federal and/or local law.

We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in many ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefits program reflect AMR Action Fund’s regard for our employees.

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Job posted: 2021-12-23