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VP Public Affairs The candidate will identify and implement the public affairs priorities, ob-jectives, and strategies for company, including federal/state government affairs, health policy, and patient/professional advocacy programs. Lead the company public affairs function to ensure that all federal and state government affairs team members are aligned to represent the interests of company and speak with one voice to external stakeholders. Key responsibilities include: Partner with company Leadership Team to align on key public affairs priorities in support of company’ business needs. Educate federal and state government affairs team members on company business priorities and practices to ensure aligned messaging and communication. Coordinate relationships and information flow with key generic and biosimilar associations such as GPhA, etc. Work with VP, Federal Government Affairs and Executive Director, State and External Affairs to formulate approach and strategy to best position company with political party activities at state and federal levels such as the House/Senate congres-sional organizations, state legislative organizations, governors associations, and national party organizations. Develop the process, prioritization, strategy, and implementation to build relation-ships with key state and federal legislators, key state and federal administration officials, and key government agencies responsible for reimbursing company products (Medicaid, Medicare, DOD, etc). Partner with the public affairs heads within other Novartis divisions in developing and implementing a strategy which incorporates all divisional public affairs priorities to establish a corporate issue prioritization approach, working closely with the division presidents. Ensure company’ industry and proprietary issues are identified and partner with US Country Head, Public Affairs to ensure that the company public affairs team is appropriately re-sourced, and is successful in achieving its goals and objectives. Work collaboratively with the US head of policy and VP, Federal Government Affairs and Executive Director, State and External Affairs to ensure aligned policies across the divi-sions in support of Novartis, company and Alcon business objectives and to enhance the reputation of the Novartis Group companies.
Qualification and Experience
A Bachelor degree required. Post-graduate experience preferred (law degree or masters in government relations). Should have experience working in the pharmaceutical or biotech space. Biosimilars experience a plus. Government experience required with preference for senate/congressional staff roles or federal/state agency leadership. Deep relationships in the Washington, DC policy community required. Must have organizational leadership and management experience, ability to motivate others to advance goals, and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects/roles in rapidly evolving environment. Should have demonstrated business impact and results; preference for business, policy and government experience. Must have deep understanding of healthcare industry business models, legislative process and role of policy/advocacy development in support of priority issues.
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