Assistant Vice President, International Market Access and Health Care Policy

Assistant Vice President, International Market Access and Health Care Policy

The Assistant Vice President for International Market Access and Health Care Policy in PhRMA’s International Department will assist in the design and implementation of international policy positions and advocacy strategies on a wide range of issue areas to improve patient access to innovative new medicines.  Specific policy issues include, but are not limited to, government pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals, healthcare system finance and reform, and related trade policy issues.  Working closely with other PhRMA staff, members, international sister associations and consultants the Assistant Vice President will manage and coordinate policy positions, projects, analytics, and technical support to facilitate member company market access in priority markets.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Developing policy positions and coordinating recommendations and solutions to advance international market access priorities
  • Providing policy, planning, analytic, and technical support to committees, groups, and  task forces
  • Managing and coordinating research and policy projects and associated budgets with internal and external stakeholders
  • Analyzing global policy trends impacting the innovative biopharmaceutical sector, and developing innovative recommendations and strategies to mitigate risk
  • Representing PhRMA International at meetings and with US and foreign governments, trade associations, academia, consultants, think tanks, and other stakeholders

Education and Experience required:

  • BA/BS in International Affairs, Public Policy, Health Policy or similar is required, graduate degree preferred.
  • 4-8 years of public policy, health policy or similar policy experience.
  • Must have expertise in health policy issues such as healthcare delivery and financing. 
  • Working knowledge of international market access, pricing and reimbursement, and healthcare systems issues impacting the pharmaceutical sector helpful but not required.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to synthesize, distill and communicate complex ideas to a non-technical audience.
  • Significant experience working with government policymakers, regulatory agencies, trade organizations, academia, and consultants.
  • Proven ability to manage research and policy projects and associated budgets.
  • Organizational acumen necessary to thrive in a cross-functional role in a highly-matrixed organization including strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to foster collaborative decision-making.
  • International experience is helpful but not required.

Submit resume to Ed Avant, Sr. Director, HR at

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