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Manager, Federal Affairs

Manager, Federal Affairs
Organization: Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03/18/2024


The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are the key industry in America addressing the challenge of reducing costs, expanding access, and improving the quality of pharmacy benefits.

PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 275 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.

PCMA leads the effort in advocating on behalf of the industry for public policies that enable PBMs to succeed in their mission of improving access to affordable prescription drugs for patients and driving down costs for payers.

PCMA believes that organizational and employee success requires a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, and a culture that embraces and encourages different perspectives. We recognize the inherent value in employing a workforce with a range of experiences and it is our commitment to embrace every person’s uniqueness and to provide a professional work environment where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity and respect.


  • To provide administrative support to the Federal Affairs team and the association’s advocacy efforts which includes assisting with coordination of key documents, talking points, and one-pagers; and any other items that may come up in a fast-paced environment.
  • To serve as a resource for our members and staff to ensure that the tools we offer consist of accurate, timely and current information.

The Manager, Federal Affairs responsibilities will include:

  • Providing primary support for the federal advocacy efforts of PCMA staff.
  • Maintaining library of advocacy materials produced by the public affairs and policy departments.
  • Creating, assembling, and/or drafting presentations and other advocacy materials for presentations or for use by staff in federal advocacy.
  • Serving as interface for Federal Affairs team to Regulatory, Research, and Policy teams, including attending and reporting on respective workgroup meetings.
  • Fielding requests from members for federal affairs advocacy materials and general questions.
  • Coordinating Capitol Hill lobbying meetings between PCMA staff and member companies.
  • Monitoring and documenting emerging federal legislation and updates tracking charts.
  • Preparing quarterly Lobby Disclosure Act filing of federal lobbying activity.
  • Managing oversight of PCMA’s PAC budget, including quarterly budget planning and processing of PAC disbursements and coordination of industry events.
  • Preparing weekly update for membership of federal affairs news, Congressional hearings, newly-introduced legislation, and other relevant materials.
  • Preparing weekly summary of Capitol Hill and federal lobbying team activity for report to PCMA membership.
  • Preparing draft briefing memos for PCMA executive meetings.
  • Attending and summarizing key points of congressional hearings and committee markups.
  • Coordinating, managing, disseminating, and reporting federal specific information to association members with direction from federal affairs team.
  • Supporting Federal Affairs special events/projects including fly-ins and in-person meetings.
  • Maintaining calendars, manages scheduling of key meetings, and coordinates federal-specific conference calls.
  • Maintaining PCMA’s Members Only Federal website, including cataloging and updating of advocacy materials.


  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and develop and apply solutions quickly.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in legislative research.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience.


A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract the most qualified candidates.


This role is situated in Washington, D.C., within the Penn Quarter district of Washington, D.C.


Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected].


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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