Director, Patient Advocacy

Working from home
Jul 08, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This role is based in Tarrytown, NY, however flexible work situations may be considered ( a few days onsite and some days remote).

The Director, Patient Advocacy, will lead the development and execution of Regeneron's overarching advocacy strategy including defining, standardizing and executing standard methodologies for patient advocacy engagement across the continuum of drug discovery and commercialization.
Liaise with key internal partners to define and build the overarching advocacy strategy. Lead meaningful relationship engagement with patient advocacy and professional organizations. Serve as an internal resource by finding opportunities and developing action plans to support programs that help patients by addressing disease-specific challenges, increase disease awareness, decrease time to diagnosis and increase access to therapy. Remain abreast of developments that have an impact on the function. Define and deliver on metrics to measure advocacy efforts. Through understanding of the patient community, bring the patient perspective into Regeneron decision making. Support the building of a leading patient advocacy organization that is well-respected within Regeneron and by collaborators and advocacy partners.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Advocacy Strategy: Contribute to the development of the overarching strategic plan and holistic company philosophy around patient advocacy engagement. Assess landscape and capabilities of patient advocacy and professional societies Create and maintain therapeutic area tailored advocacy strategies and operational engagement that may include but are not limited to educational programs, disease awareness initiatives, advisory boards, patient speaker engagement, clinical trial awareness, and policy improvements. Support the development and deployment of advocacy campaigns. Ensure that strategic plans with external partners align with overarching corporate goals.

Relationship Management: Responsible for leading relationship development with key advocacy and professional societies to ensure productive ongoing partnerships based on shared patient- focused objectives. Ensure relationships are strategic not just transactional. Drive presence at relevant advocacy organization events and meetings. Share key takeaways with relevant internal partners. Ensure that Regeneron leadership position is evident to external community.

Cross Functional Collaboration/Alignment: Bring experience to contribute as a robust team member to help build the company's new patient and professional advocacy relations function including assisting with departmental strategy development, planning, budgeting and portal development. Build strong, collaborative relationships with internal partners and communicate accordingly. Ensure cross-functional collaboration with medical, brand, market access, government affairs, health policy and other key partners to optimally manage relationships to ensure alignment and effective execution of patient advocacy strategy. Participate in relevant team meetings to facilitate ongoing communication of advocacy activities and to ensure continued alignment. Work collaboratively with Alliance counterparts.

Patient Voice Use: patient insights learned from the patient community and serve as internal consultant to champion and incorporate patient perspectives into all appropriate initiatives, including disease education programs, clinical trial design, research collaborations, patient services etc. Act as the organization's ambassador for the patient perspective. Introduce and embed a patient-centric approach and engagement in organizational activities.

Grants Management: Strategically fund programs and activities that support patient engagement and disease state education aligned with assigned therapeutic areas. Ensure all grant requests are reviewed according to compliance policies. Effectively manage and supervise financial support.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree plus 12+ years' related industry experience with 5+ years in Patient Advocacy.
Experience in rare diseases, oncology, hematology, ophthalmology, immunology, cardio-metabolic are preferred.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.