Teva Pharmaceuticals
Washington, DC

Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to SVP, Global Government Affairs


Purpose of Position: Strategic lead for Teva’s advocacy efforts with U.S. policymakers and regulators to help shape the policy environment and marketplace.


  • Optimize Teva’s influence on relevant policies and regulations with clear and measurable objectives;
  • Manage and lead U.S. team to marry capabilities in lobbying, policy development and public affairs;
  • Responsible for development and execution of advocacy strategies and accountable for outcomes;
  • Oversee the identification of 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 U.S. policymakers and represent Teva with decisionmakers and other health care 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
  • 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;
  • Ensuring Government Affairs’ activities are timed and positioned with other functional areas within Teva to gain leverage, provide a cohesive voice, and ensure a smooth intersection of programs;
  • Regular communication, information sharing and collaboration with global GA colleagues with a focus on leveraging global footprint;
  • Supporting the global function and Global Policy Committee


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. Capitol Hill and/or Administration experience is preferable. The qualified candidate will have at least 8-10 years of successful professional experience. Strong policy writing skills are a prerequisite.


A university degree is required. A graduate degree in law, business or public policy would be an additional advantage.

Personal Characteristics

A qualified candidate should be a self-starter with strong organizational and administrative skills who is energized by policy analysis and development. The candidate must have well-developed management and diplomatic skills. He/she should possess exceptional market-focused business judgment, strong strategic analysis and project management skills.  He/she should be results-driven, loyal, confidential and trustworthy, open and honest. The candidate must understand high ethical standards of the Pharmaceutical industry and be strongly committed to the mission and goals of the Company.

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Job Posted: January 23, 2017