US Government Affairs Director

  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Jan 28, 2021
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and manages strategies and resources that identify, track and analyze government-related, policies, programs, and trends which are likely to have major strategic, fiscal and market impact on PerkinElmer and provides reports and recommendations on government affairs/resources/ initiatives for consideration by PerkinElmer Senior Leadership team.
  • Collaborates with business leaders to develop prioritized targets for government and advocacy and scientific programs. Develops tactics to join forums and participates in relevant industry and other forums.
  • Designs and executes on lobbying strategies to deliver measurable government advocacy and public policy results in the US.
  • Builds networks and collaboratives with key scientific groups to support CSR and PerkinElmer Segment Focus areas:  Diagnostics, Food, and Environment.
  • Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of PerkinElmer in leadership behaviors, practices, and decision-making
  • Advises company leadership on proposed federal legislative and administrative changes that may impact the company.
  • Manages and tracks the budgets for all levels of government affairs in US.
  • Position based in Washington, DC.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of related positions with prior exposure to life sciences industry preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of working with an existing network of government and institutional personnel
  • Success in building out programs from influencing policy to improving outcomes for positive social impact
  • Strong verbal communication, presentation, organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to remain flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requests
  • Open minded, honest with high integrity, and ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Able to lead at all levels of the organization (Executives, peers and team members)
  • Comfortable working with Senior Management.  Builds constructive, effective relationships and able to influence peers and executive management
  • Effectively communicates with and engages all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; produces clear, understandable documentation geared for all audiences
  • Detail focused. Allocates time and resources efficiently, adapts to shifting priorities. Meets challenging deadlines with speed and quality

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.