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Senior Manager, Advocacy & Legislative Analysis

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Start date
Apr 5, 2024

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Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery. 

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

This position is located in Washington D.C. as a hybrid role. This would require at least two days in the office per week, three days with the option to work from home. 


BioMarin is hiring for a Senior Manager, Government Affairs to conduct impact assessments of legislative policy on BioMarin’s business and be part of our advocacy team.  This job is cross functional in nature as it seeks to secure input from internal functional units within BioMarin to assess the financial and qualitative impacts of legislative proposals.  This job also incorporates advocacy as the role will involve communicating the outcome of the assessments with key policy audiences and advocating for policy positions.  The focus of the portfolio is global in nature, but initial emphasis will target US state and federal advocacy. The candidate will be an integral part of a team that is responsible for ensuring a cohesive, effective government affairs strategy. 



·         Manage US legislative tracker so that team is fully aware of progress of impactful legislation. 

·         Construct financial, quantitative, and qualitative frameworks to assess policy impacts. 

·         Develop reports of policy assessments utilizing frameworks by working internally to gather necessary information inputs. 

·         Communicate assessments with key policy audiences in collaboration with government affairs team members. 

·         Represent BioMarin and its policy positions in front of key legislative and government executives. 

·         Represent BioMarin and its policy positions in trade and advocacy organizations with particular emphasis on state & federal committee groups as needed. 

  • Manage project deliverables in the DC Office using proven project management tools to assure on time deliverables.
  • Prepare monthly legislative reports for internal executive distribution and regular key updates that would benefit company executives.
  • Manage and adhere to corporate policies and practices.

·         Assist with management of internal Government Affairs Committee activities, meetings, presentations. 

·         Ability to communicate and frame issues in a bipartisan fashion. 



·         6-7 years of experience in health policy consulting, performing analytical assessments, or like experience working in a biopharmaceutical company. 

·         Familiarity with rare disease policy, reimbursement, Medicaid and public health payment programs. 

·         Economic modeling research and/or policy analysis is important. 

·         Thorough understanding of state and federal budgeting processes and experiences. 

·         Ability to compare global health systems, reimbursement, and coverage frameworks. 

·         Demonstrated understanding of Medicaid systems and differences in state operations. 

·         Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work cross functionally and with external stakeholders. 

·         Strong project-driven organizational skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills 

·         Demonstrated outstanding strategic planning and communication skills. 

·         A high level of energy and passion toward patients, science and public health. 

·         Proven teamwork and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to interact and influence all levels of business. 

·         Detail-oriented, self-initiating, well-organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently. 

·         Demonstrated ability to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions. 

·         A desire to work in a fast-paced corporate culture of a highly innovative company. 

·         Willingness and ability to travel (up to 30% of time), including evenings. 


Bachelor’s degree required. Professional degrees in law, public policy, or related field welcomed, but not required. 

Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive, or a limitation of the duties of the position. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned. 

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


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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