Associate Director, Federal Advocacy Liaison, Public Policy

Multiple locations
Apr 19, 2018
Administration, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

This job is available in these locations: Field Based, US, Washington, DC, US

Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

The Federal Advocacy Lead for Public Policy and Stakeholder Relations will be responsible for developing and managing relations and collaboration with federal legislators, regulators, and external stakeholders and organizations that engage in public policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives. The role will require the successful candidate to engage federal legislators, staff, regulators, think tanks, key opinion leaders, trade associations, and professional patient and other advocacy organizations in close collaboration with internal colleagues to support Regeneron's public policy and legislative initiatives and goals.

o Develop and execute on a strategic plan for outreach and maintenance of relationships with key legislators, regulators, and public policy groups and organizations. Develop professional relationships with think tanks, coalitions, thought leaders, health care organizations, trade associations, and patient and provider groups to enhance understanding of and support for public policies that promote discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines.
o Maintain dialogue and discussion with key Members, regulators, and external groups regarding key public policy and legislative priorities; collaborate with key groups in support of public policy initiatives and legislation that enhance innovation, affordability, and access to innovative medicines.
o Work with federal and state public policy and government affairs team to identify potential allies and opportunities to partner with coalitions that can help advance Regeneron's public policy objectives. Liaise and partner with other key company colleagues and departments to ensure alignment and advancement of Regeneron's business and patient-focused objectives.
o Advance Regeneron's public policy priorities within the public policy community and partner with third-party groups on their policy efforts.
o Work with relevant functions to develop position papers and policy materials to support common goals.

Education and Experience
o Bachelor or higher degree in public policy, law, political science, or related experience.
o 6+ years of experience in or with Congress, policy advocacy organization, or government relations.
o Experience with public policy community, including think tanks, academics, policy advocates, trade associations or other NGOs.

Key Competencies
o High level of energy and passion for public policy, government affairs, patients, innovative science, biotechnology, and public health.
o Knowledge of public policy and patient, provider, and health care organization community.
o Knowledge of health care system and key policies relevant to biopharmaceutical sector.
o Successful working collaboratively and within cross-functional teams.
o Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Supporting Statement:
o Federal legislators and regulators have significant impact on all aspects on the biopharmaceutical sector. In light of
o Similarly, advocacy organizations and key opinion leaders are influential and trusted stakeholders in the policy and legislative arena and can also impact public policy and regulatory and legislative action. They have been instrumental in expanding government support for medical research, FDA reforms, intellectual property protections, prescription drug access, reimbursement, health care reform and drug pricing policies, often directly or indirectly generating, influencing, or endorsing key legislative and regulatory initiatives through positions papers, testimony before Congress and other regulatory and other advocacy. Given the critical role of these groups in crafting and shaping political and policy initiatives, Regeneron has a substantial need for an individual who can design and execute an outreach strategy with external stakeholders in the public policy and advocacy community to advance Regeneron's patient-focused mission of driving discovery, development, and delivery of life-saving medicines.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 11843BR