Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy

12 Aug, 2019


Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy

Washington, DC

<span “:=”” 14px”=””>Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.

<span “:=”” 14px”=””>The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Job Summary (Primary function)
The Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy provides the U.S. Business with support on all US legislative, reimbursement, and advocacy strategies.  This position reports to the Executive Vice President & General Manager, US Business and analyzes the potential impact of government action to the business and influences legislation, regulation, and policy in the pharmaceutical space in a manner supportive of the company.

Essential Functions of the Job  (Key responsibilities)

  • Identify, analyze, and communicate how potential changes in the external legislative, regulatory, policy, and political environments (both near and long term) could affect day-to-day operational business activities and impact patient access to medications.
  • Identify and provide appropriate influence in the development of legislation and policies.
  • Develop and execute on advocacy strategies supportive of Incyte’s priorities.
  • Partner with the Legal function on various matters including interpretation of existing and potential laws and regulations.
  • Provide strategic support and guidance to the U.S. Business Leadership Team regarding policies that do or could affect Incyte’s product lifecycle, including in the areas of product development, regulatory submissions, distribution, and reimbursement.
  • Represents Incyte within industry trade associations and coalitions.
  • Ensure that the company is compliant with all federal and state registration and lobbying disclosure laws associated with interactions with US government officials.

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

  • 18+ years of relevant experience, with at least 8 years of experience with a pharmaceutical company.
  • A solid working knowledge of existing laws, regulations and policies applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong knowledge of the current U.S. healthcare landscape including how Medicare (particularly Part D)/Medicaid and other reimbursement programs operate.
  • Ability to develop good relationships with staff from the key lawmaking committees within Congress.
  • Capitol Hill and/or Administration experience is preferable.
  • Strong commitment to ethics and compliance.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Requires spending significant time in Washington DC (at least 75 percent) and is preferably located in Washington.

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.   Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

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Job posted: 2019-08-12