Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Federal Payment Agencies - Oncology

Washington, DC, US
Aug 05, 2018
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The position is responsible for strategic planning and execution for all federal payment agencies for the Oncology BU, and interfacing/ building relationships with assigned key federal payment agencies (CMS, MedPAC, VA, DoD, CMMI, NDQ, etc). Works closely with the VA&P Payer Marketing ED and the BU Lead for Oncology and Government Affairs to ensure alignment on the Oncology franchise federal payment strategy, and develop and execute strategies that maximize government payment and patent access to our products. The position provides strategic direction for all federal payment issues related to US government payment for our Oncology products, researching, monitoring, analyzing, and evaluating emerging issues, legislation, and regulations that may impact payment and access to our Oncology products. The position reports directly to the ED, State and Federal Payment Agencies.


Establishing Commercial and Government Affairs alignment on clear government payment priorities and plans for our Oncology products

Execution of the agreed upon plans and quarterly progress reporting

Anticipating and identifying public strategy issues that may impact the Oncology BU at BMS, its patients or providers

Educating internal BMS Oncology commercial, clinical, economic, and executive staff on the impact that potential public health payment issues may have on the payment of BMS Oncology products.

Building productive relationships with key state and federal government payment agencies

Defining and developing processes and strategies to achieve defined goals

Candidate Specifications

Bachelor's plus an advanced degree (MBA, MPH)

Previous experience (3-5 years) in either a federal payment or lobbying position at a Biopharmaco or Federal reimbursement consultant position or previous federal payment agency or government healthcare staffer experience (3-5 years)

In-depth knowledge of Medicare Part D and Medicaid payment policies, including exchanges, BP, AMP, 340B, ACO, etc.

Knowledge of new government payment and care delivery models

Proven written and verbal communication skills

Keen sense of business acumen and a demonstrated ability to connect key business drivers to public payment issues and policies

Ability to effectively work in a cross matrix environment

Preferred Qualifications

Oncology clinical knowledge and/or experience

Previous leadership/personnel management experience

In-depth knowledge of Medicare Part B payment policies (APC, episodic bundles, etc)

Experience with value based payment systems

Experience and proven knowledge of commercial drug payment systems

Advanced analytical skills