Senior Director, Federal Affairs

18 Jun, 2019

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Senior Director, Federal Affairs

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
Washington, DC
Senior Director, Federal Affairs

 

PCMA is looking for a Federal Affairs professional to manage a range of federal affairs activities, including:

 

  • Track, monitor and analyze federal legislation that impacts the Association’s industry.
  • Participate in day-to-day advocacy and lobbying activities, including representing the industry at agency briefings, Congressional hearings, Hill staff meetings, and association meetings and conferences.
  • Educate Members of Congress and their staffs on the value of the PBM industry and the impact that current law, policy proposals, and legislation may have on drug costs and on patients.
  • Attend political events and fundraisers to enhance PCMA’s overall advocacy strategies.
  • Serve as an advocate and resource for member company representatives.
  • Assist internal policy department with developing talking points and background materials based on member company priorities and concerns.
  • Develop legislative and lobbying strategy to address legislation/hearings/administrative actions that impact the PBM industry.
  • Serve as a resource to Congressional offices by offering legislative analysis, drafting, editing or recommending technical assistance, as appropriate.
  • Stay up-to-date on Congressional actions and proposals, legislation, hearings, statements, and initiatives.
  • Attend and represent PCMA at various coalition meetings, third party briefings, events, and receptions, and industry PAC events.

 

The skills and abilities we seek include:

  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill, with the federal government or an advocacy organization, with a strong working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry, specifically pharmacy benefit managers, health insurance, and prescription drugs.
  • Initiative
  • Political astuteness
  • Ability to negotiate and to find consensus with those of disparate views
  • Ability to distill complex concepts into plain English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand legislative and statutory language, and how it affects the industry, and how it could be edited to support industry goals.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

 

PCMA offers a competitive salary and benefits.  This position requires 5-7 years of relevant work experience.  We are located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of downtown Washington.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to opportunities@pcmanet.org.

The skills and abilities we seek include:

  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill, with the federal government or an advocacy organization, with a strong working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry, specifically pharmacy benefit managers, health insurance, and prescription drugs.
  • Initiative
  • Political astuteness
  • Ability to negotiate and to find consensus with those of disparate views
  • Ability to distill complex concepts into plain English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand legislative and statutory language, and how it affects the industry, and how it could be edited to support industry goals.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

 

 

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: PCMA offers a competitive salary and benefits.
About Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 266 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 continues to lead the effort in promoting PBMs and the proven tools they utilize, which are recognized by consumers, employers, policymakers, and others as key drivers in lowering prescription drug costs and increasing access.
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Job posted: 2019-06-18