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State Government Affairs Director - New York

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
, DE
Posted Date:
2/21/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-001979
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

                             
                                       Location:, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-001979

Posted date: Dec. 12, 2016



 

   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As State Government Affairs Director in New York you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   As a State Government Affairs Director, you will be the voice of all public policy matters for a leading global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. The role is for a highly engaged political leader who will work with government officials in the state of New York and other assigned states.  

   This position executes state government affairs campaigns (including strategic and tactical design and implementation) to influence legislation/regulation consistent with business objectives.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities    
       
  •      Develop and execute state based lobbying and government affairs campaigns for the state of New York and other assigned states    
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  •      Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key influencers (including but not limited to: elected officials, governors, executive agencies trade associations, think tanks and third party allies)    
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  •      External thought leader (based on substantive and legislative know-how)    
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  •      Demonstrate leadership with national/political organizations, associations or committees    
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  •      Provide leadership within the organization on state-related public policy issues    
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  •      Ensure alignment and integration of state-related key business objectives and strategies among all AZ stakeholders, including managed markets, sales and marketing    
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  •      Identify, analyze and act on legislation and regulatory initiatives as well as emerging issues that impact the company    
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  •      Internal thought leader and resident expert on legislative matters and strategic decision making on state policy issues    
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  •      Direct and manage SGA interaction and integration with commercial business, including developing and implementing legislative/regulatory strategies to assist and achieve therapeutic area objectives    
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  •      Strategically allocate and manage SGA resources in assigned states    
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  •      Assist Director of PAC & Grassroots in PAC education and recruitment efforts, including internal speaking engagements    
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  •      Liaison with Corporate Affairs internal/external communications to ensure strategic link with corporate initiatives    
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  •      Liaison with AZ's federal government affairs lobbyists on issues pertaining to specific regions    
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  •      Assist Head of SGA in managing contract lobbyists    
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  •      Identify and act on emerging issues in the political environment in concert with Head of SGA and Head of FGAP    
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  •      Perform general administrative tasks including expense reports, email and phone calls    
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Requirements

   Essential Requirements    
       
  •      Bachelor's degree    
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  •      Based in New York    
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  •      10+ years of lobbying experience    
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  •      Strong public speaking skills    
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  •      Requires strong negotiation and advocacy skills    
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  •      Requires knowledge of legislative, regulatory and political processes.    
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  •      Amenable to lobbyist's travel/schedule (including travel, late night, off-hour and weekend responsibilities) -- Up to 40 % travel is required    
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   Desirable Requirements    
       
  •      Based in Albany, NY    
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  •      10+ years of experience in Government, Politics or Government Affairs in the Pharmaceutical industry    
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  •      Requires strong interpersonal, communications (public speaking and writing) skills    
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  •      Requires strong internal stakeholder and alliance building capabilities    
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  •      Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally across sales, Managed Markets, medical affairs, and corporate affairs functions    
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  •      Demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrixed corporate environment is strongly preferred    
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  •      Proficiency in standard business software applications    
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   Next Steps – Apply today!    

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

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   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.  

 

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