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Senior Director, Federal Affairs

Company: The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Organization Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) Location Washington, D.C. Reporting Relationship Reports to the Senior Vice President, Federal & Political Affairs The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is the national association representing America's pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are the key industry in America addressing the challenge of reducing costs, expanding access, and improving the quality of pharmacy benefits.PBMs administer prescription drug plans for more than 275 million Americans who have health insurance from a variety of sponsors, including commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, union plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), state government employee plans, managed Medicaid plans, and others.PCMA leads the effort in advocating on behalf of the industry for public policies that enable PBMs to succeed in their mission of improving access to affordable prescription drugs for patients and driving down costs for payers.PCMA believes that organizational and employee success requires a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, and a culture that embraces and encourages different perspectives. We recognize the inherent value in employing a workforce with a range of experiences and it is our commitment to embrace every person's uniqueness and to provide a professional work environment where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity and respect.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To represent PCMA, the PBM industry, and our member companies' interests before Congress and with key health care policy influencers in Washington.
  • This position will contribute to advocacy initiatives and serve as a key liaison between PCMA, its member companies, and Members of Congress and their staff.

    The Senior Director, Federal Affairs responsibilities will include:
    • Representing PCMA and the PBM industry on Capitol Hill.
    • Collaborating with the PCMA federal affairs leadership, in strategizing, developing, and executing advocacy initiatives on Capitol Hill.
    • Building and maintaining relationships with Congressional members and staff, enhancing PCMA's visibility and presence in the U.S. Congress and relevant executive agencies.
    • Supporting the execution of the political giving strategy and PAC support within the industry.
    • Acting as an interface with Congressional offices on behalf of member companies, offering legislative analysis, drafting, editing, or recommending technical assistance as needed.
    • Staying current on legislative and regulatory developments relevant to the PBM industry, providing timely and insightful reports on congressional activity on policy priorities to PCMA members and staff.KEY COMPETENCIES
      • This Senior Director of Federal Affairs role is positioned to contribute significantly to PCMA's federal advocacy efforts, while also providing leadership and expertise within the organization's federal affairs team. This role requires a balance of strategic thinking, legislative acumen, and strong communication skills to advocate the PBM industry's interests effectively.PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
        • Strong organizational and time management skills.
        • Political discernment and the ability to identify and influence key policymakers.
        • A desire to focus on external advocacy.
        • Proficiency in working within a team environment.
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
        • Strong interpersonal skills.
        • Attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
        • Capability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently.
        • Creative problem-solving abilities.
        • Flexibility in decision-making processes.
        • Strong understanding of the federal legislative process, including the ability to understand legislative and statutory language.
        • Analytical skills to present research findings.
        • Ability to convey complex concepts effectively in simple terms.
        • Proficiency in delivering persuasive policy and political content.
        • Skill in assembling and delivering relevant facts and expert opinions to support policy and political arguments.
        • Ability to understand divergent industry viewpoints and facilitate consensus-building.
        • Capability to prioritize advocacy issues based on industry importance.
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
          • A bachelor's degree is required.
          • 7+ years of healthcare policy and lobbying experience, including experience staffing a member of a health care or other relevant committee on Capitol Hill, as committee staff, or relevant advocacy experience in a related field.COMPENSATIONA competitive compensation package will be offered to attract the most qualified candidates.LOCATIONThis role is situated in Washington, D.C., within the Penn Quarter district of Washington, D.C.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable lawPharmaceutical Care
            Management Association 325 7th Street, NW
            Washington, DC 20004
            Main: 202.756.5700

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