Manager – Advocacy and Strategic Alliance (State)

25 Oct, 2022


Manager – Advocacy and Strategic Alliance (State)

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Washington, D.C.


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Manager for its Advocacy and Strategic Alliances (herein, Alliance) team to support state-based alliance relationship development, consultant management, events, programs and activities.


The Manager will report to the Deputy Vice President for the Advocacy and Strategic Alliance (State) team and will work closely with relevant staff and colleagues across PhRMA.  The Manager will support the development and implementation of strategies that impact the biopharmaceutical public policy debate through work with third party allies.


The Manager will: 

  • Work with the Alliance State and Federal regional team to support contracting and management of our 50-state field-based consultant network, including activity tracking, coordination and reporting of state-based partner relationship development, events, meetings, briefings, letters, calls, and other engagements;
  • Manage event series coordination across multiple states, including cross-PhRMA coordination, providing support for event planning, consultant management, logistics, budget management, media tracking, crowd-building, and reporting;
  • Support state-based programs to educate and assist ally groups in better understanding pharmaceutical industry policy positions and issues. Identify areas of opportunities and develop strategies to advance industry priorities at the state level;
  • Support third party strategy within a region of states on state legislative threats and proactive issues;
  • Align closely with other departments, including attending inter-departmental meetings and reporting back to the team, understanding advocacy goals/objectives, and responding to requests promptly; and
  • Have opportunity to develop professionally, including training in how to manage consultants and programs;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Key Success Factors

PhRMA seeks a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who is passionate about contributing to the healthcare challenges we face today. This is a visile position and is both internally and externally facing. Key success factors for this role include strong organization and execution skills as well as a team focus and collaboration skills. The preferred candidated will be skilled in event planning and grassroots communication. Political campaign experience and consultant management experience are also preferred. Candidate should be adaptable, able to prioritize and shift gears quickly, comfortable in a high-pressure environment and a be politically savvy, diplomatic, responsive and mature.

Professional Experience/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Public Affairs or related field;
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in grassroots mobilization, coalition development and/or public affairs;
  • Strong organizational and event planning skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes;
  • Must be willing to travel 50% of the time and be responsive and available after hours and on weekends; and
  • PhRMA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering a PhRMA office, unless an exemption applies. Proof of vaccination or eligibility for a religious or medical exemption on the first day of work is mandatory.








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The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $1 trillion in the search for new treatments and cures, including $91.1 billion in 2020 alone.

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Job posted: 2022-10-25