Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Deputy Vice President for its Policy and Research team to conduct policy and legislative analysis, develop policy positions, lead short-turnaround and long-term research and analytic projects, build consensus internally and among member companies, and develop/lead development of a range of materials to support federal advocacy priorities. S/he will report to the Vice President for the Biopharmaceutical Innovation and Intellectual Property unit within the Policy and Research Department.
This role is both internally and externally facing and requires extensive proactive collaboration across PhRMA and with member companies.
The Deputy Vice President will:
- Serve as the leading subject matter expert within PhRMA’s Policy and Research Department on selected Food and Drug Administration issues, including importation, drug safety and supply chain issues, and issues related to cost and value of new medicines.
- Serve as lead on developing policy positions and other content to support federal advocacy priorities as well as represent industry externally, including advocating on behalf of the industry with third parties, Congress, and federal agencies.
- Monitor, review and summarize policy developments in assigned areas identifying gaps and opportunities, develop strategy/policy positioning, and manage interdepartmental and member company processes for developing consensus policy positions in assigned areas.
- Lead rapid response and analysis of high-profile legislative or regulatory proposals identified by the advocacy team, including technical policy review of materials, preparation of assessments, development of position statements, testimony, and other educational and advocacy materials.
- Oversee development and updating of a range of advocacy materials in coordination with other departments and lead policy research and analyses for advocacy use.
- Develop and manage budget and teams for projects as well as manage various contractors and consultants.
Key Success Factors
PhRMA seeks a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who is passionate about access to medicines and contributing to the healthcare challenges we face today. Key success factors for this role include strong interpersonal skills and team focus paired with the ability to work and prioritize tasks independently. The preferred candidate will bring substantive policy development and analytic experience, ideally in a legislative setting or federal agency policy office, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills, expertise in reviewing and interpreting in-depth policy analyses including trend reports and fiscal impact statements, and be focused, organized, detail-oriented, responsive and diplomatic. This is a highly visible, fast-paced position. Accordingly, the successful candidate should be adaptable, able to reprioritize and shift gears quickly.
Professional Experience / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Health Policy or related discipline;
- 7+ years of experience in scientific and regulatory or healthcare policy, research, or advocacy;
- Experience advocating publicly on behalf of high-profile organizations in contentious settings;
- The ability to synthesize, distill and communicate complex issues and ideas to a non-technical audience;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills;
- Self-starter and strategic thinker with experience solving unique and complex problems with broad impact;
- Occasional travel required.
Preferred Experience / Requirements
- J.D. or master’s degree in Business, Regulatory and/or Scientific Affairs, Health Policy, Public Policy, Public Health or related discipline;
- Strong negotiating skills/ability to influence and build consensus;
- Knowledge of legislation, regulation, and analytic research of federal regulatory programs impacting the biopharmaceutical industry;
- Pharmaceutical company, congressional/advocacy, and/or policy experience;
- Knowledge of health economics as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry.
Who we are
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than half a trillion dollars in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $58.8 billion in 2015 alone.
What we offer
In addition to a highly competitive salary, generous 401(k) employer contribution and a platform of extensive benefits, PhRMA is committed to the development and overall wellbeing of our team members. We offer traditional (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, AD&D, LTD, STD, LTC) and enhanced benefits such as parental leave, health advocate service, back-up childcare, commuting and financial & estate planning benefits.
Certified as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable and having been named one of Washington’s Healthiest Employers, PhRMA provides a fitness subsidy, on-site fitness facility and fitness classes, an annual health fair and extensive employee wellness seminars, events and challenges.
We are committed to the growth and development of our team members and offer many learning opportunities such as tuition reimbursement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, industry on-site and off-site training, PhRMAcademy lunch and learn sessions, presentation skills, performance management and other management/professional develop programs. Corporate social responsibility is also important to us at PhRMA. Our team members participate in organization-wide community service activities and charitable athletic events.
We are committed to supporting our family of professionals at PhRMA and strive to create programs that help our team members manage the challenges of balancing a fast-paced career with their own personal goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
PhRMA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.
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