Organon – Associate Director of State Government Affairs

12 Apr, 2021


Organon – Associate Director of State Government Affairs

Jersey City, NJ

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA, has made the decision to spin-off products from its Women’s Health, trusted Legacy Brands, and Biosimilars businesses to form a new, independent company. This new company, named “Organon”, will become an independent, publicly traded company in 2021 with its global and US headquarters to be based in Jersey City, NJ.  We expect that additional Organon sites will be in the general vicinity of current Merck & Co., Inc. locations.

For this exciting new opportunity, we  are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial and learning spirit who are interested in a career of purpose, personal growth and leadership.  Working together, we will make a significant impact on the health and lives of people around the world.
For more information about Organon, please click here

Job Description

Providing direction, and coordination of State Policy and Government Affairs initiatives and advocacy related to Organon’s U.S. business interests. Direct responsibility for state policy and advocacy in key Organon states. Providing analysis and support for the leadership of US Policy and Govt Relations, Global External Affairs, and the Organon U.S. commercial organization.

Responsibilities also include the advancement of Organon’s relationships with key external stakeholders (both governmental and non-governmental) that influence public policy, provide counsel about possible courses of action, and identify key external engagement opportunities on policy.  Provide direction and perspective for Organon’s political programs (PAC and grassroots) and collaborate with Federal Policy, Global Policy, and Communications in furtherance of  Organon’s Environmental, Societal, and Governance (ESG) related initiatives.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • As part of the US Policy and Government Affairs and Global Regulatory Policy Leadership Team, will implement public policy positions and advocacy strategy consistent with the company’s business and public policy objectives.
  • Responsible for managing state government advocacy activities covering states in the western half of the U.S.
  • Individual responsibility to represent Organon in key states and additional regional states TBD
  • Manage interaction with state public officials, including legislative and executive branch officials and staff, as well as relevant external stakeholders.
  • Partner with the Organon U.S. Federal Relations, Global Communications, Legal, and other internal stakeholders on issues requiring coordinated input
  • Manage external consultants and policy development projects.
  • Ensure the company’s lobbying and campaign contributions are compliant with all state agencies, laws, rules, and regulations
  • Represent Organon in external-facing roles, including trade associations, third-party organizations, and other situations as needed.


  • BS/BA required.  Master’s or graduate degree in a field related to health care policy preferred
  • Experience in State Government Affairs and/or State Policy role in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in managing U.S. state government affairs issues and activities related to health care policy in multiple states, including legislative advocacy
  • Demonstrated experience to develop and execute public policy and state  legislative strategy
  • Experience in analyzing state legislation
  • Proven ability to build relationships with high-level executives in healthcare and/or in state government
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills


Who we are …

Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions.

Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.

At launch, we will be more than 10,000 Founders strong, ready to rise together as we make a difference in a new way. As Founders, employees will create their future and will help shape the direction of Organon and its impact on the world. Our culture reflects our passion for those we champion.

At Organon, we all belong. We embrace diversity and give it a voice. Our commitment to supporting women is reflected in the make-up of our leadership team, which is majority female and our diversity of experience is core to who we are and what we are designed to do.


In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Job posted: 2021-04-12