Director, Government Affairs - Public Policy and Federal Affairs

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Washington, DC
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 08, 2022
Full Time
About Ferring:By building strong relationships within the scientific community, our medical affairs team has become a trusted partner among patient groups, clinicians and health policy decision makers. We pride ourselves on developing and disseminating information to our key stakeholders so that they can provide the best care for our patients. Because we oversee the entire lifecycle for many of our products, we're on the forefront of developing valuable and scientifically grounded information that will chart exciting paths forward for many of our innovative brands. Join our expert team and drive innovation.Job Description:Contribute to outstanding innovation + Make braver choicesDirector, Government Affairs - Public Policy and Federal Affairs?Location: Washington, DCA' As a privately-owned, specialty healthcare company, Ferring focuses on developing life-changing innovations that help people live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale while remaining agile and true to our "A< oepeople first' philosophy. Built on a 70-year commitment toscience and research, Ferring is relentless in pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world's oldest enemy: disease.Summary: Reports to Head, Government Affairs, and provides federal legislative, regulatory and policy expertise and leadership to improve patient health and grow the business while positioning the company as a leader in reproductive health, health policy impacting women's health and microbiome. Identifying company and federal policies that reflect and support Ferring's strategy and growth agenda.Responsibilities:The incumbent will attend legislative, regulatory and policy meetings in Washington, DC on behalf of the company, develop policy positions that deliver the strategic imperatives of the business, protect patient needs and the interests of the organization, and position the company as a leader in reproductive health in Washington, DC Provide the necessary specialized focus in the Microbiome area.The role of leading policy and lobbying for the organization in Washington, requires the incumbent to work collaboratively with the Government Affairs team. In addition, the incumbent will evaluate current and future trends, opportunities and risks, and provide a clear view of the political landscape.The incumbent is responsible for the analysis of emerging health policy proposals, assists brand and marketing teams and other functional unit leaders in preparing corporate positions and proactive issue management.The position requires:A mindset that moves the company from firefighting to leadership and market shaping.Internal collaboration and external stakeholder management.Team work and recognized as a trusted partner.Clear understanding of business needs, company policies, federal programs, patient access and coverage, universal market trends, political environment, and the economic impact the legislation and regulations will have on the business at the federal and state budgets.Active engagement with policy officials and others in government.Contribute to the development of strategic objectives in public sector procurement and regulation of marketing activities.Primary responsibility and accountability for the successful implementation of tactical objectives in policy analysis and non-lobbying advocacy on public policy issues with significant potential to affect US business operations.Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Leading internal cross-functional and analytical processes used in the development of corporate strategies and positions with respect to health and economic policy, legislation and regulation.Accountable and responsible for delivery of strategy, tactical objectives and execution of legislative, regulatory and policy efforts to protect and grow the business.Advocating federal policy positions with external customers and stakeholders.Evaluating effect of legislative and regulatory policy initiatives on the business strategies, today and in the future, in order to align our policy positions with our proprietary interests and in support of comprehensive government affairs program (directed toward product access, reimbursement, and market position).Manage the internal process for agency rulemaking comments to ensure alignment with internal stakeholders.Leads cross-department/enterprise/functional teams to develop Ferring's responses to in-line government public policy framework and policy related matters.A' A' Provide corporate intelligence on the positions of industry competitors and opponents.Represent Ferring on policy and legisative committees of industry workgroups and trade associations.Interacting with brand marketing and sales to maintain an understanding ofA' Government AffairsA' business strategies and plans and to educate them on the impact of government on our business so that they can discuss important health care /legislative variables affectingA' products.Collaborate with industry colleagues and stakeholders as needed.Manage administrative tasks, budget and time with precision.Manage external consultants as needed.Requirements:Bachelor's Degree required, but prefer a Master's or Law Degree.Seven to Ten years or more of experience in health or economic policy. Prefer a mix of payer and industry experience.Bachelor's Degree required, but prefer a Master's or Law Degree.Seven to Ten years or more of experience in health or economic policy. Prefer a mix of payer and industry experience.Strong analytical skills in areas of economics, health care systems, governmental policies affecting health care delivery, payment/reimbursement, and market infrastructure issues such as IP, liability, regulation; ability to synthesize and communicate policy issues in terms understandable in commercial organization.Experience working with the Executive and Legislative branches to promote and defend corporate or industry positions.Experience working with critical industry associations on legislative, regulatory and policy issues before the government. It is preferred the incumbent have strong relationships with the following: BIO, PhRMA, National Pharmaceutical Council, Healthcare Leadership Council, the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Health Council and the National Academy of Sciences.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.Demonstrated ability to communicate complicated and technical policy points effectively.Ability to rapidly assimilate and synthesize information.Ability to thrive in an evolving and dynamic environment.Proven record as a team player and ability to collaborate cross-functionally.Job Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's degree required, and master's or Law degree preferred.Experience: 7-10 years of experience in industry or a combination of government - industry roles. Skills:Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skillsMust be a team player, be organized and have the ability to handle multiple projects.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or function in a team environment sharing responsibility, roles, and accountability.Others as identified in job profile. Prospective new hires for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required on your start date unless an exemption has been approved by the Company as a medical or religious accommodation.Join our team and you'll become part of a close-knit family - one in which you'll be listened to and your contributions valued. Surrounded by like-minded people, you'll have the support to achieve more. So if you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, welcome to the team.We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' A' Location:Ferring Washington

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