Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs

  • Marlborough, MA, United States
  • Apr 24, 2017
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Job Description:

This position is responsible for implementation of the Federal Government Affairs strategic direction developed with the Executive Director, Government Affairs and Policy and Corporate goals and objectives. The Sr. Director contributes to a favorable environment for the Company’s research, development, commercialization, products and support activities, through active implementation of federal government affairs strategies that advance positive legislation and/or regulations beneficial to the Company, and counter proposals that are negative to the Company’s business interests. This individual will engage in direct lobbying efforts and will oversee the activities of our federal contract lobbyists. Additionally, the Sr. Director will be a collaborative member of the Government Affairs team, embracing the department values of collaboration, respect, assuming good intentions, and being open to new ideas and opinions. The Sr. Director will work to grow the Sunovion political action committee (PAC). This position is based in Washington, DC.

Job ID: 6018BR

Department: Administration/Support

Location: Field

Job Type: Full-time

Summary of Responsibilities: This position is responsible for implementation of the Federal Government Affairs strategic direction developed with the Executive Director, Government Affairs and Policy and Corporate goals and objectives. The Sr. Director contributes to a favorable environment for the Company’s research, development, commercialization, products and support activities, through active implementation of federal government affairs strategies that advance positive legislation and/or regulations beneficial to the Company, and counter proposals that are negative to the Company’s business interests. This individual will engage in direct lobbying efforts and will oversee the activities of our federal contract lobbyists. Additionally, the Sr. Director will be a collaborative member of the Government Affairs team, embracing the department values of collaboration, respect, assuming good intentions, and being open to new ideas and opinions. The Sr. Director will work to grow the Sunovion political action committee (PAC). This position is based in Washington, DC.

Essential Functions: 1. Under direction of the Executive Director, the Sr. Director is responsible for developing strategy and executing lobbying and other advocacy programs that maximize the Company’s visibility and stature as a first tier resource on health related policy matters with the Federal government

2. Responsible for identifying and communicating to other functions within the Company (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Organized Customer Group, Regulatory and Legal Affairs, R&D) relevant legislative, political and regulatory trends and events; analyzing the nature of these forces; assessing their immediate and long-term impact on the Company; and in consultation with the Executive Director, proposing responsive policies and positions in support of the Company’s goals

3. Develop and communicate business strategies for dealing with FDA, CMS, HHS and other targeted federal health care agencies so that federal health care program officials understand the patient and program value of company product offerings

4. Monitor and analyze impact of legislative and regulatory measures on reimbursement and patient access to company products, with emphasis on managing development of supportive materials to optimize payment and enhance existing market opportunities

5. Serve as a strategic resource for the Company’s business teams so that marketing and development plans for specific products reflect changing federal policies

6. Contribute to policy research and development activities

7. Responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely filing of all necessary federal lobbying disclosure reports

8. Work with the Executive Director and other department staff to grow Sunovion’s political action committee (PAC)

9. Assist in briefing and staffing Executive Director and other Company executives for all engagement with the federal government officials, industry associations, and other relevant stakeholders

Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelors

Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years

Knowledge & Skills (General and Technical): Strong leadership and management skills

Excellent political acumen, instinct and aptitude

Robust understanding of the federal legislative process

Expertise in legislative and regulatory health policy issues

Demonstrated success in working with federal government

Proven ability to think critically, develop and implement strategy

Excellent organizational and negotiation skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communicator

Vigorous analytical and decision making skills

Other Requirements (Licenses, Certifications, Specialized Training, Physical or Mental Abilities Required):

Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance: Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

 

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Sunovion