Director, State Government Relations (Northwest)

Working from home
Oct 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Director, State Government Relations is responsible for initiating and managing a range of government relations and public affairs projects to favorably influence the public policy environment in support of Pfizer's business objectives. Working with the Vice President, State Government Relations, the public affairs/activation team, and the broader Corporate Affairs team to include Advocacy and Policy colleagues, the Director, Government Relations, participates in strategy and execution of plans to impact government officials, opinion leaders, and the public at large about issues related to Pfizer and the pharmaceutical industry



  • Responsible for the overall monitoring of state government legislation and regulations that affect the operations of Pfizer in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii
  • Implement a sustained course of action to influence legislation and regulations
  • Supervise Pfizer grassroots and political action programs designed to influence the public policy environment
  • Manage issues and develop strategies for state-based, public-funded programs that provide pharmaceutical coverage in order to ensure patients' access to medicines and to promote Pfizer's business objectives. Help align Pfizer public policy strategies on these programs with Pfizer's business goals
  • Assist and coordinate the development, implementation and execution of specific lobbying and public affairs campaigns tailored to specific issues. Collaborate with other Pfizer team members, contract lobbyists and third-party stakeholders to achieve total programming in these campaigns.
  • Maximize impact of advocacy efforts in region by working with Advocacy colleagues and other internal and external groups
  • Maximize impact of Pfizer's grassroots capabilities, in-state presence and PAC activities in the region
  • Identify and analyze emerging political and policy issues in the region
  • Supervise all outreach and communication directed at state and local policymakers



Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.



  • Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years experience in government or government relations, including ideally involvement with earned media and/or advocacy, grassroots and political campaigns or activities
  • Creative and innovative approach to issues management desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as part of cross-functional teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required





  • Frequent travel required in the region as well as occasional travel outside the region to company meetings, conferences, etc.


Other Job Details



  • Virtual role may be based anywhere in the US
  • Eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 6, 2020



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