VP US Government Affairs

30 Mar, 2019


VP US Government Affairs

Teva Pharmaceuticals
Washington, DC

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

Reporting directly to the SVP Access, Reimbursement and Government Affairs, the VP US Government Affairs will develop and execute Teva’s advocacy efforts with U.S. policymakers and regulators to help shape the policy environment and marketplace.  As one of Teva’s representatives before outside stakeholders, the VP acts in full alignment with Government Affairs, Legal, Compliance and Commercial functions. The position will interact as appropriate with external government and trade association officials as well as other stakeholders on an as-needed basis in the sphere of pharmaceutical policy.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • 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
  • Responsible for development and 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 U.S. policymakers and represent Teva with decision makers 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
  • Ensure 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


  • Must possess current in-depth, on-site career experience in government affairs and public policy in the 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
  • A qualified candidate should be a self-starter with strong organizational and administrative skills who is energized by policy analysis and development
  • Must possess well-developed management and diplomatic skills
  • Exceptional market-focused business judgment, strong strategic analysis and project management skills are required
  • Should be results-driven, loyal, confidential and trustworthy, open and honest
  • Must understand high ethical standards of the Pharmaceutical industry and be strongly committed to the mission and goals of the Company


Legal & IP

Sub Function

Government Relations

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva’s global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Job posted: 2019-03-30