VP, Head of Federal Affairs & Alliance Development

Employer
bluebird bio
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 19, 2021
Closes
Apr 23, 2021
Ref
1913754844
Hours
Full Time
VP, Head of Federal Affairs & Alliance Development On January 11, 2021, we announced our intent to separate our severe genetic disease and oncology businesses into differentiated and independent publicly traded companies. We will retain focus on severe genetic disease (SGD) and will launch our oncology business ("Oncology Newco") as a new entity, with the completed transition expected by the end of 2021. ABOUT THE NEST At bluebird, only two things matter - patients and our people. When you join the nest, you're not just landing a new gig, you become a part of a flock that's soaring to new heights. We're 1100+ doers, thinkers and collaborators across the globe with a strong sense of our values and our purpose. Our innovation and sustainability are rooted in the diversity of our teams and results are achieved through cooperation and the incorporation of multiple points of view. This is personal and we approach every challenge with radical care. The time is now to rise up and recode the science, the systems, and the status quo. VP, Head of Federal Affairs & Alliance Development ABOUT THE FLOCK The global government affairs, alliance development and policy (GAP) and US-wide flock is all about working collaboratively and creatively to deliver for patients and pave the way for sustainable access to cell and gene therapies. Whether it's making sure bluebird is an active partner with, and educator of, external stakeholders on the science, understanding of the diseases we aim to treat, and the systemic recoding of market- and region-wide policy, we are driven by facilitating timely patient access to novel, approved gene therapies. Come work with a dedicated, expert group of birds that loves rising to the challenge much as we do HOW YOU'LL FLY As a GAP bird reporting to the Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Alliance Development, and Policy, you'll help to bring more patients their bluebird days by: Leading the translation of the company vision into a public affairs strategy and vision for the US * Driving the development of policy strategies (ie, those that rely on legislative or regulatory change, or those that rely on changes in policymaker behavior), to achieve bluebird's business goals in the US Public Payer (eg, CMS), oversight (Congressional committees of jurisdiction) and rule making (eg, HHS) stakeholders * Helping to coach, support, and advise Alliance Development lead and State Payer Team. * Working closely with US Regulatory, Commercial and US Public Affairs team /leadership to identify potential public affairs opportunities and threats in the short and long term to bluebird's business goals and drive strategies to address them across patient advocacy, communications, and government affairs/policy * Successfully establishing and achieving quantitative metrics for the Federal Affairs team that effectively demonstrate its business impact WHAT YOU'LL BRING: BS or BA required; MBA, MPH, JD or other advanced degree preferred. Minimum 15 years of biopharmaceutical experience, with at least 8 years' experience in federal government affairs, legislative, public health policy or advocacy or other related management positions. * Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Medicare & Medicaid policy and general health care policy - especially in the oncology sector. * In-depth understanding of pricing, reimbursement, drug review and approval process and other relevant regulatory issues. Strong understanding of public and private payer initiatives affecting reimbursement of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. * Experience with rare disease and oncology products highly preferred * Possess the desire and the ability to research, learn and master subject matter areas as to which he or she is not currently knowledgeable * Ability to develop good relationships with Members and staff of key Congressional committees of jurisdiction and those representing bluebird as a constituent * Strong written and verbal communications skills, including ability to develop strong relationships with diverse individuals/groups. * Command for and demonstrated success in complex, cross-functional organizations * Demonstrate an affinity for processing complex information and summarizing it concisely in writing and/or verbally in a professional and time sensitive manner * Executive presence with the ability to quickly establish credibility across all levels of the business and with external customers * Proven track record of exceptional teamwork, communication and relationship management skills (including , proven ability to lead and manage contract consultants) * Excitement about the vision and mission of bluebird All our birds embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, b yourself. bluebird bio is deeply committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but prioritized. 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