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Director, US Policy - Tax, Workforce Development, Foreign affairs

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Director, US Policy will support the US commercial business with a focus on the Oncology and Biopharmaceuticals therapeutic areas, reporting to the Head of State and Federal Public Health Policy in the US Corporate Affairs & Government Affairs team. This position will play a critical role in advancing the company's US policy priorities and executing strategic alignment and pull-through of proactive and reactive policy shaping opportunities including in the areas of: 1) pricing, reimbursement, access, and affordability at the State and Federal levels, 2) patents and intellectual property, 3) tax, workforce development, or 4) US-foreign relations.


  • Develop and execute public policy positions and strategies to support the goals of the US business as a whole, Therapeutic Area priorities, and US Corporate Affairs
  • Proactively collaborate closely with members of the US & Global Government Affairs teams on government affairs priorities
  • Lead the development and execution of internal and external programs to drive awareness around US public policy issues.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on key critical issues
  • Work with US Corporate Affairs, including Patient Advocacy and Government Affairs colleagues to support relationships with key patient groups and other stakeholders on policy issues
  • Participate in trade association work groups to represent the company's interests
  • Demonstrate and maintain strong working relationships with key external stakeholders (including but not limited to: HHS (especially CMS), the Administration, trade associations, think tanks, and third-party allies)
  • Clearly and impactfully communicate AstraZeneca positions on assigned issues to federal agencies and other external stakeholders
    Essential Skills/Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree is required
    • 7+ years of demonstrated success working in public policy arena and/or U.S. government
    • Expert knowledge of the transforming U.S. health system - finance and payment structures, benefit design, care delivery, patents, tax, trade workforce development, etc.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to identify and focus on strategic priorities.
    • Ability to bring together different internal partners, and move an agenda forward to resolution and action
    • Consistent record in identifying policy trends affecting public health and advancing policy solutions
    • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively lead internal and external audiences to desired outcomes
    • Ability to manage numerous, competing priorities under pressure while effectively collaborating with internal partners
    • Sound business judgment and integrity and an ability to build credible, effective working relationships both internally and externally
      Desirable Skills/Experience:
      • Advanced Degree
      • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization
      • Experience working on Capitol Hill, at a Federal agency or at The White House; or experience working for an advocacy organization
      • Experience with pharmaceutical industry Date Posted 05-Jun-2024 Closing Date 18-Jun-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form. AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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