Executive Director, Patient Engagement, Alliance Development

Merck & Co, Inc
Washington, DC
Sep 17, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
Full Time
Job DescriptionOur Policy & Government Affairs team collaborate with government entities and policy organizations at local and national levels. We address legislative and regulatory issues that promote the discovery and development of innovative medicines, vaccines and animal health products while improving and protecting patient access to care.As an integral part of the US government affairs team, the Executive Director is responsible for working with government relations, public policy, business teams, and other company functions to develop and execute a strategy for alliance development and stakeholder engagement activities at the federal level.The Executive Director will develop and implement the US alliance development strategy across key therapeutic areas, ensuring that it is prioritized and managed for the long term, focuses on improving patient care, and is aligned with our company's business objectives.The Executive Director is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with key advocacy organizations that influence public policy, and educating external stakeholders about our company's positions and strategic priorities.In conjunction with the senior policy and government relations team, they will advance our company's relationships with external stakeholders, identify key external engagement opportunities on policy issues, and provide support for such engagements. Location: Position is located in Washington DC Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:Develop and proactively advance strategic, prioritized, collaborative alliances with health care provider, patient, and other advocacy organizations in support of our company's health policy agenda.Lead routine engagement with advocacy organizations and other stakeholders, including identifying and developing an understanding of their health policy positions and goals, and exploring opportunities to align with our company's policy and business strategies and plans for key milestones.Contribute to building a core competence within the company in alliance management; build effective external relationships and capitalize on opportunities to shape the external policy and business environment; effectively position our company as a pharmaceutical partner of choice among collaborators.Engage relevant internal stakeholders to ensure our company's advocacy with public policy agencies and organizations is coordinated, consistent, and effective.Represent our company in industry and other external engagements through formal presentations to and other communications with relevant external stakeholders.Education:BS/BA requiredRequired Experience and Skills:Minimum 10 years of experience in government relations, stakeholder engagement, coalition management, and/or alliance development at the federal levelExcellent presentation, written, and oral communication skills requiredStrong knowledge of health care public policy process, including understanding the roles and influence of various stakeholdersDemonstrated ability to identify strategic priorities, work within a matrix organization to bring together different internal stakeholders, and develop and manage a project forward to resolution and actionHigh degree of ethics and ability to build collaborative, effective working relationships both internally and externallySound judgment, initiative, and the ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environmentExpertise in evaluating complex problems, and designing and delivering creative and novel solutionsDemonstrated ability to influence, communicate, and collaborate effectively with internal and external audiencesOur Human Health Division maintains a "patient first, profits later" ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.Who we are We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.Current Employees apply HERE Current Contingent Workers apply HERE US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Residents of Colorado: Click here to request this role's pay range. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee Status: RegularRelocation:No relocationVISA Sponsorship:No Travel Requirements: 10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Not SpecifiedShift:Not IndicatedValid Driving License:NoHazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1Requisition ID:R199833

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