Deputy Vice President- Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
Overview: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Deputy Vice President to lead its State Alliance Development team, developing and driving strategy and program execution to further state legislative goals, and position the industry for success in state capitals throughout the country. This individual will be the lead interface for the Alliance team with State Advocacy leadership, will directly manage a team of five staff members, a condensed region of states, and will be responsible for State Alliance budget planning and management. The Deputy Vice President will report to the Vice President/State Alliances and Strategic Programs and will work closely with colleagues PhRMA-wide. Responsibilities/Qualifications: The Deputy Vice President will: Direct PhRMA's third-party engagement on state legislative issues, leading a team of five staff members and a 50-state consultant network in developing partner relationships and executing successful third-party engagement strategies on state legislative issues;Manage a portfolio of state issues and communicate priorities, areas of focus, progress and results to Alliance Development leadership, PhRMA management and member companies;Develop, maintain, and manage relationships with colleagues in Alliance, State Advocacy, Public Affairs and other internal departments to optimize collaboration and to inform the strategy of the State Alliance Development team;Work with members of the Alliance team and issue leads from other departments to develop strategic plans and execute activities at the state level, which may include national and state third party engagement and activation, managing message output, and earned media activities;Drive local state legislative champion development efforts including: leading prioritization and plan development across states and programs; managing the Roadmap to Health and STEM Talent Pipeline Grant programs, and work closely with We Work for Health, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative and other partner programs; developing and executing new program concepts and evolving existing programs to give back in communities; and, track and communicate overall program successes and impact to PHRMA leadership and companies;Design, implement, and oversee State Alliance department budgets, consultant contracts, expenses, and third-party grants;Manage the work of the state alliance team, and maintain a condensed region of 3-4 states in which s/he will be directly responsible for all alliance activities; andPerform other duties as assigned.Key Success Factors PhRMA seeks a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who is passionate about access to medicines and addressing the healthcare challenges we face today. Key success factors for this role include strong organization and execution skills as well as a team focus paired with the ability to work independently. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic alliances and will be adaptable, a creative problem solver, be able to reprioritize/shift gears quickly and be comfortable in a high-pressure environment. Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills are a must as is the ability to synthesize, simplify and translate complex and controversial healthcare issues to broad audiences. Professional Experience / RequirementsBachelor's degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Public Affairs or related field;A minimum of 10 years of experience in grassroots mobilization, coalition development, public affairs and/or media relations; Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes; Experience engaging with or working in the pharmaceutical industry; andPhRMA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering a PhRMA office, unless an exemption applies. Proof of vaccination or eligibility for a religious or medical exemption on the first day of work is mandatory. About Us: The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $1.1 trillion in the search for new treatments and cures, including $102.3 billion in 2021 alone.Connect with PhRMA For information on how innovative medicines save lives, please visit: www.PhRMA.org www.Innovation.org www.MAT.orgwww.Facebook.com/PhRMA www.Twitter.com/PhRMA What We OfferIn addition to a highly competitive salary, generous 401(k) employer contribution and a platform of extensive benefits, PhRMA is committed to the development and overall wellbeing of our team members. We offer traditional (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, AD, LTD, STD, LTC) and enhanced benefits such as parental leave, health advocate service, back-up childcare, commuting and financial & estate planning benefits.Certified as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable and having been named one of Washington's Healthiest Employers, PhRMA provides a fitness subsidy, on-site fitness facility and fitness classes, an annual health fair and extensive employee wellness seminars, events, and challenges.We are committed to the growth and development of our team members and offer many learning opportunities such as tuition reimbursement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, industry on-site and off-site training, PhRMAcademy lunch and learn sessions, presentation skills, performance management and other management/professional develop programs. Corporate social responsibility is also important to us at PhRMA. Our team members participate in organization-wide community service activities and charitable athletic events.We are committed to supporting our family of professionals at PhRMA and strive to create programs that help our team members manage the challenges of balancing a fast-paced career with their own personal goals.Equal Opportunity Employer PhRMA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non- discrimination in employment.