Director, Federal Government Relations

Employer
McKesson
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 16, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Specialty Health, our products and services span the full continuum of specialty patient care. From the initial phases of a product life cycle and the distribution of specialty drugs, to fully integrated healthcare technology systems, practice management support, and ultimately to patient care in the communities where they live, we empower the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care.We have a vision that the long-term vibrancy of community care will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation, enabled by close collaboration with our organization and our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise.Every single McKesson employee contributes to our missionby joining McKesson Specialty Health you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. You'll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that's vital to us all.Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.Current NeedLeads federal policy and regulatory strategy for McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network on behalf of the Government Relations & Public Policy team. This position will be based out of the MSH office in Washington, DC working in multiple business and public policy issue areas, including responsibility for Medicare reimbursement and regulations. This individual will act as an organizational expert on legislation, policy research, analysis and forecasting. Will serve as main Congressional point-of-contact and advocate for MSH.The Director of Federal Government Relations will be responsible for crafting, messaging and implementing federal legislative/regulatory strategies through leadership roles with allied associations and industry trade groups. This role is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive plan to increase Network practice participation in the legislative process through site visits, policy briefings, town hall meetings and political events. Shared responsibility for $1m annual PAC budget.This individual will manage direct reports, multiple outside consultants to accomplish goals and effectively communicate results with executive leadership.Position DescriptionLeverages issue-area knowledge to lead the federal Government Relations team in the development of public policy positions and strategies.Responsible for researching, analyzing and forecasting Network-specific implications of federal policy legislation and regulatory proposals.Manages implementation of a strategic community outreach program, including budget, focused on programs and activities deemed vital to the development and promotion of the US Oncology Network.Direct management of outside consultants and lobbyists through Network contract engagements.Develops, maintains and continuously strengthens relationships with allied industry organizations to assist in achieving public policy goals; serves as a liaison between MSH and industry groups.Strengthens physician relationships with key government policymakers through participation in meetings and individual personal events to ensure effective advocacy. This will consist of all necessary mobilization tactics to ensure that Network physicians are able to participate in meetings with relevant organizations and elected-officials.Supports the preparation of formal testimony to committees of jurisdiction on issues impacting assigned policy and business areas.Minimum Requirements10+ plus years of public affairs experienceCritical SkillsAt least 12+ years public affairs experienceThorough knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and related public affairs projectsExperience working with lobbyist and outside consultantsRecent legislative experience highly preferredRecent federal experience requiredAdditional Knowledge & SkillsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsEducation4 year degree in public policy, political science or related fieldPhysical RequirementsUp to 50% travel, typical travel would consist of 20-30%Benefits & Company StatementMcKesson believes superior performance individual and team that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it's flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.But we can't do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our missionwhatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our companyand of healthcare. At McKesson, you'll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that's vital to us all.McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.Agency StatementNo agencies please.See overview.