Madison, NJ


It requires strategic thinking and business skills and an ability to make assessments about the future environment.  The Senior Manager/Director also will develop strategic alternatives and recommendations related to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare’s position on key policy issues requiring outside-the-box thinking and an ability to extract pertinent issues from large amounts of available information.  The Senior Manager/Director will assist in determining how to best communicate and present information to executive management and large, diverse groups within the company.


  • The Senior Manager/Director for State Public Affairs and Policy will develop and manage public affairs initiatives on how PCH should address state public policy issues that impact the ability of PCH to research and develop new products and claims, market and sell products, and the accessibility of products to consumers in all 50 U.S. states. Key states include California, mid-west, and northeast.
  • The Senior Manager/Director will develop and help execute government relations strategies, help to foster and build relationships with government officials at the state level, develop advocacy initiatives and build relationships with third parties and key opinion leaders.
  • The individual will review and analyze state rules, legislation, regulations and news reports; identify, assess and track issues and environmental trends; determine potential business impact; track and review published health policy research and analysis; and maintain a database of studies/literature relevant to identified state public policy issues. The individual will develop policy positions on issues, and maintain state legislative databases that track legislative and or regulatory developments and provide regular updates.
  • The Senior Manager/Director will provide project and research support to the Senior Director, US Public Affairs and Policy on federal and state policy issues; participate on key PCH Brand and product portfolio initiatives; and support the development of resource materials for Federal and State Government Affairs and other internal clients.
  • The Senior Manager/Director will have regular contact with Public Affairs functional Teams (i.e. Field-based government affairs, Federal government affairs, state-based and national advocacy, etc.).
  • The individual will help manage trade association relations on OTC-related issues; draft and prepare briefing materials for PCH President and President for North America and other PCH executives during participation in CHPA Board meetings; and participate in CHPA committees; and participate on PCH internal CHPA Policy and Strategy Team meetings.
  • Finally, the Senior Manager/Director will participate in educating management, employees and others on key PCH policy issues and priorities. The Senior Manager/Director will assist the Senior Director in developing presentations, policy statements, letters, and testimony on state health policy issues as needed.




  • Bachelor degree, and a minimum of 8 years experience in state public policy and legislative affairs is required.
  • A master’s in public health, public policy, political science, and/or a Law degree or other advanced degree is preferred.
  • Experience in state legislative and executive branches of government is a must.
  • Legal analysis with health care background and experience with pharmaceutical trade associations preferred.



EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Pfizer in the U.S.  In certain circumstances it may be advantageous to Pfizer to support the application(s) for temporary visa classification and/or sponsor applications for permanent residence so that a foreign national colleague can accept or remain in a work assignment in the U. S.  For certain classes of temporary visas, the resulting work authorization may be specific to Pfizer and the specific job and/or work site. Pfizer may at its business discretion decide to or refrain from obtaining, maintaining and/or extending the temporary visa status and/or sponsoring a colleague for permanent residency and /or employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified U.S. workers and the colleague’s long-term prospects for securing lawful permanent residence, among other reasons.  Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek.  In no case should Pfizer’s support of a colleague’s temporary  visa application or sponsorship of a colleague for permanent residence be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the “at-will” employment relationship between the colleague and Pfizer.

Additional Offer Details:

Relocation Package Available



Job Posted: April 12, 2017