Senior Director – U.S. Public Policy

24 Jul, 2022

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Senior Director – U.S. Public Policy

Eli Lilly & Co.
Washington, D.C./Indianapolis, IN

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

 

Organization Overview:
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Responsibilities:

This position is within our Global Public Policy team but will have a high degree of engagement with our Oncology Business Unit and our oncology-focused corporate affairs colleagues.  As a result, the dual nature of this role will include primary responsibilities for 1) crucial enterprise-wide US federal policy issues, including U.S. federal and commercial drug pricing, payment, coverage, and access reforms, government programs (e.g., 340B, Medicaid Drug Rebate Program) and other emerging biopharmaceutical policy trends and 2) serving as the primary policy lead for our oncology portfolio and other portfolios as needed. Overall responsibilities will include pro-active public policy development, shaping, analysis, and translation to ensure Lilly is positioned as a global leader in public policies that ensure patients have access to high value innovation.

 

The role will work closely internally with leaders in GPP, corporate affairs, Lilly USA, and our oncology business unit as well as externally with other relevant industry organizations, think-tanks, and policy organizations to support policy development and shaping.

Issues include biopharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement, payment reforms, coverage and access, health financing, health system design reforms, and other topics critical to maintaining an innovation ecosystem that supports continued development in life sciences and biopharmaceuticals.

Position reports to the Associate VP of Global Public Policy.

Role details:

  • Work collaboratively across corporate affairs and affiliates to identify, manage, and develop creative policy approaches that address issues, particularly within the oncology space
  • Proactively monitor and translate policy trends that impact our oncology portfolio, as well as other portfolios as needed.
  • Critically review and analyze regulatory and legislative proposals and identify the potential policy, political, and financial impact to the company in partnership with cross-functional partners
  • Identify and develop data and evidence to support company positions, working in collaboration with colleagues within policy and related functions.
  • Develop policy tools (issue assessments, key messages, leave-behinds, info-graphics) to support government affairs, advocacy, and communication outreach on federal issues.
  • Build and maintain strong collaborations with external think-tanks, academic groups, policy organizations and associations.
  • Participate in industry policy and research agenda development via major trade associations in conjunction with Lilly colleagues also engaged in such activities.
  • Prepare briefings and present information to individuals and groups of varying sizes and levels of leadership (must be experienced presenting to C-Suite level audiences). This includes CEO-CEO engagement and trade association engagement.
  • Attend and present at key industry conferences to showcase Lilly policy positions.
  • Represent Lilly in group collaborations and health policy-related forums.
  • Develop research agendas for third parties, as needed, to support key issues.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s with 10+ years experience) in public policy, public health, public administration, economics, or related field.
  • Five to seven years (with Master’s degree) or 10+ years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience in health care/pharmaceutical public policy and/or applied policy environment (academic think-tank, biopharmaceutical industry, other academia, trade association, government, stakeholder organization, or payer organization preferred).
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Extensive knowledge of public and private health and pharmaceutical financing and insurance models.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with CMS-specific drug coverage and payment systems.
  • Knowledge and/or experience particularly with policy issues affecting oncology.
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders in the U.S. health care environment and ability to develop proposed policy approaches adapted to key policy makers.
  • Experience working in or with academic experts, think-tanks, and strategic consulting firm(s)
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and influence skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create internal and external networks
  • Ability to develop business cases for project proposals
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent written communication skills are critical for this policy work.
  • Strong oral presentation skills

Additional Information:

  • Position is located in either Washington, D.C. or Indianapolis, IN, Eli Lilly and Company
  • 10-25% domestic travel required.

 

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).

 

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Job posted: 2022-07-24