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Senior Director - State Policy The candidate will provide strategic guidance and advice to the regional field team on advancing company policy and protecting the industry as it relates to state legislation and regulation. Work with regional leadership to develop strategies and plans. Will analyze legislation and regulation, draft testimony and testify, represent policies at meetings and create documents (e.g., statements and talking points) to support state lobbying efforts. Support the development and/or implementation of national policy for assigned issue areas (e.g., Medicaid, health exchange coverage, cost/value, secure disposal, alternative payment models, etc.). Work with internal and external teams to develop action plans for bills being introduced into assigned states (e.g. Pacific Northwestern states) related to these issues. Represent company at various meetings, including state legislative hearings, regulatory agency meetings, and senior-level stakeholder groups. Meet with legislators, governors, and state agency leads and staff, as needed. Prepare presentation material for all such meetings. Identify and develop relationships with key policy stakeholders. Collaborate with and present to senior company management on key issues within the regional assignment, as well as assigned national policy issues. Co-lead or lead assigned work groups, including coordinating activities with member companies, scheduling and preparing material for meetings and developing related advocacy material. Respond to requests from regional field team and member companies to provide information, explanations and any supporting material needed. Coordinate special project work including assistance with scopes of work, project timelines, contracts and budgets. Coordinate, oversee and review the work of consultants to ensure desired quality and scope of work is met. Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Health Policy, Political Science, Public Affairs, or another field is needed. Should have 5+ years of progressive experience in state government affairs and/or within state government, legislature, regulatory, or executive branch. Previous experience analyzing policy and developing policy-related action plans is needed. Working knowledge of state health care issues affecting the bio-pharmaceutical industry is advantageous. Previous experience working in a state government/legislature policy role, national trade association, or the pharmaceutical industry is preferred. Advanced degree in Law, Business, Health Policy, Public Policy, or related field is preferred.
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