Senior Director State Government Affairs

21 Apr, 2022


Senior Director State Government Affairs

Teva Pharmaceuticals
Washington, D.C.

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

Influence and Execute Teva’s advocacy and reputational efforts with state policymakers and regulators, including state executives, state legislatures and relevant state regulatory agencies, to help shape the policy environment and marketplace.


The candidate should be prepared to travel up to 75% of the time depending on need but is otherwise based in Teva’s Washington, D.C. office.  Consideration will be given to qualified candidates residing outside of the Washington, D.C. area within the East Coast.


Key accountabilities:

  •  Responsible for the execution of advocacy strategies and accountable for outcomes;
  • Identify key decision-makers and influencers in policy and political space; develop and nurture relationships leveraging all of Teva’s assets;
  • Position Teva as a constituent with state policymakers and regulators and represent Teva with decision makers and other health care stakeholders;
  • Optimize Teva’s influence on relevant policies and regulations with clear and measurable objectives;
  • Manage capabilities in lobbying, policy development and public affairs to secure positive outcomes for Teva and stakeholders;
  • Stakeholder mapping, ally development and coalition building;
  • Articulate, in concert with policy experts and Teva leaders, the company’s impact, relevance and value proposition to state policy makers and regulators;
  • Understand policy environment and intersections with Teva’s strategy and interests;
  • Identify critical opportunities and challenges in policy environment based on strategic business objectives and development;
  • Regular communication, information sharing and collaboration with colleagues with a focus on leveraging U.S. footprint;
  • Interface with third-party organizations which Teva partners with including trade associations, NGOs and patient-advocacy groups;
  • Manage budget and time with precision.



As one of Teva’s representatives before state government and non-government stakeholders, the Senior Director, State Government Affairs acts in full alignment with Government Affairs, Legal, Compliance and Commercial functions. The position will interact daily with external government and trade association officials as well as other stakeholders focused on pharmaceutical policy at the state level.


Professional Background and Experience

  • An ideal candidate for this position has current in-depth, on-site career experience in government affairs and public policy in context of healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
  • State legislative and/or executive experience with demonstrated relationships with key policy-makers is preferable.
  • The qualified candidate will have at least 10 years of successful professional experience. Strong policy writing skills are a prerequisite.
  • A qualified candidate should be a self-starter who is comfortable working with a small team to maximize policy outcomes.
  • The candidate must possess strong organizational and administrative skills and be energized by policy analysis and development.
  • The candidate must have well-developed communication and diplomatic skills, able to approach often controversial topics and defend Teva’s commercial decisions.
  • Possess exceptional market-focused business judgment, strong strategic analysis and project management skills.
  • Results-driven, loyal, confidential and trustworthy, open and honest and eager to take on difficult public policy topics on behalf of the company.
  • The candidate must possess high ethical standards and be strongly committed to the mission and goals of Teva.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A university degree is required. A graduate degree in law, business or public policy would be an additional advantage
  • 10 years of successful professional and leadership experience in healthcare and/or pharmaceuticals in areas such as state government affairs, state legislative and/or executive roles, or state health policy


Legal & IP

Sub Function

Government Relations

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Job posted: 2022-04-21