Director – 340B & Payment Policy
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Director for its Policy and Research team to help develop objectives and implement production of policy and advocacy materials on the 340B program and other related issues including biosimilars coverage and payment policy and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
The individual will report to the Vice President, Policy and Research and will work closely with staff across the organization and member companies to develop PhRMA policy positions and strategy on issues related to these areas.
The Director will:
- Oversee day to day management of PhRMA’s work plan on key issues including 340B, biosimilars payment policy, and CMMI-related issues.
- Respond to requests from other departments (e.g., Federal, Communications, Alliance) to provide policy and legislative analysis, summaries of proposals, identification of significant changes or issues of importance to the sector and suggest potential alternatives.
- Conceptualize and work with colleagues in the Department and consultants to execute research and analysis that makes the case for policy reforms, and to conduct analyses to highlight the impact of policy changes on industry, government or patients;
- Collaborate with and support the communications team on development of PhRMA press materials;
- Actively engage and advocate on PhRMA’s behalf with the policy community, academics and government agencies;
- Identify points of agreement to foster collaborative decision making with other stakeholders;
- Provide policy guidance and support, including briefings on key policy issues, to PhRMA’s federal and state advocacy teams;
- Develop presentations and represent PhRMA at briefings and other events on the 340B program, biosimilars, and CMMI, making the case for needed policy reforms
- Manage research budget dollars and work-streams as assigned.
- Develop strong relationships with member companies, consultants and colleagues PhRMA-wide to understand advocacy goals/objectives and manage issues proactively.
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. The preferred candidate will bring expertise in analyzing healthcare data and reports, and be focused, organized, detail-oriented, responsive, and diplomatic. Key success factors for this role include strong interpersonal skills and team focus paired with the ability to work independently and under short timelines. The successful candidate should be adaptable, able to reprioritize, and shift gears quickly and be comfortable in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Professional Experience / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience or Master’s degree plus 3 years of experience, with degrees in Health Policy, Public Administration, Public Policy, Health Economics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or related field;
- Strong understanding of the health care industry,
- 3+ years of experience working in healthcare, health policy, or health services research;
- Excellent writing and editing skills;
- Adept at consensus building;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Comfort with reviewing analytic reports and interpreting data;
- Expertise in Microsoft Office products such as Excel and PowerPoint.
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 $600 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $71.4 billion in 2017 alone.
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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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