Deputy Director Advocacy - Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary

Whippany, NJ, United States
Apr 17, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Deputy Director Advocacy - Cardiovascular/Cardiopulmonary, are to:

  • Create, implement and foster collaborative efforts with key stakeholders to help achieve therapeutic area objectives, including but not limited to education and helping to ensure access;
  • Develop, engage and leverage high level relationships with external stakeholders and customers to achieve Bayer's therapeutic area objectives through alignment of shared interests;
  • Build cross functional strategies and communications processes with partners in Marketing, Commercial Operations, Legal, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Corporate and Government Customers (CGC), Clinical Development, and Communications, Government Relations and Policy;
  • Provide effective leadership over the development of Bayer's advocacy function as it relates to Bayer's Cardiopulmonary therapeutic interests;
  • Facilitate, develop and execute initiatives, in conjunction with other Bayer personnel in US Communications, Government Relations & Policy, Corporate and Government Customers (CGC), and other departments, to advance public policy and business objectives in support of key therapeutic areas.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • BA, BS or equivalent four-year degree;
  • 10 years' experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, with a focus in the area of Cardiovascular / Cardiopulmonary disease (equivalent combination of education and years of experience can supersede this requirement);
  • Knowledgeable of current public policies or policy proposals, practices, trends, and developments affecting Bayer's businesses;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with commercial operations functions and processes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong networks with individuals and patient and provider groups who influence public policy and participate in industry coalitions;
  • Understanding and knowledge of national and state legislative and regulatory (including Medicare and Medicaid / CMS), and commercial payer initiatives affecting reimbursement of pharmaceutical and Biotechnology products;
  • Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects simultaneously, while providing analysis, recommendations, and updates on project status with little notice;


  • Existing relationships or experience with advocacy or provider groups focused on cardiopulmonary disease states.


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Master's in Public Health, Public Policy, other health-related fields or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Key leadership competencies include:
    • Patient / Customer Orientation;
    • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical industry;
    • Strong interpersonal, management, and communication skills;
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
    • Experience with working in a team environment with divergent priorities
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Ability to lead and accomplish business objectives in a matrix organization;
  • Ability to develop complex strategies to support and complement Bayer's therapeutic efforts.



Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany