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Director, State Reimbursement Policy, Government Affairs & Policy, Gilead Sciences Inc., Washin[...]

Company: National Conference of State Legislatures
Location: Olympia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Director, State Reimbursement Policy, Government Affairs & Policy, Gilead Sciences Inc., Washington, D.C., or Foster City, Calif.Washington, D.C., or Foster City, Calif.The Director of State Reimbursement Policy will facilitate the execution of state government affairs policy priorities related to Gilead's pharmacy dispensed products. This person will work collaboratively with the State Government Affairs (SGA) team to help the state team develop strategic positioning and messaging related to core policy competencies in the areas of drug pricing, price transparency, value, innovative payment models, reimbursement, coverage and key therapeutic area policies, such as HIV, liver disease and COVID-19. The position requires the integration of political, policy and government affairs expertise to develop and execute effective, proactive strategies.Responsibilities

  • Partner with the SGA team to identify policy needs with a focus on materials that would support the team's advocacy efforts.
  • Develop materials and strategies to support the SGA team's advocacy across therapeutic areas and cross-cutting issues. Work in collaboration with other policy team members to ensure an aligned policy perspective.
  • Attend SGA team meetings as needed and develop strong relationships with the SGA team.
  • Staff national trade association workgroups related to state government policy, reflecting Gilead's perspective in those discussions, and sharing the output from that discussion with the SGA team and others as appropriate.
  • Ensure a seamless flow of information between the SGA and Policy team and ensure timely development and delivery of high-quality state policy deliverables. Qualifications
    • B.S. or B.A. degree and a minimum of 12 years of experience in policy, government, government affairs or related, and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with an M.S./M.A. or MBA. Experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, public health, or advocacy is preferred but not required.
    • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communications skills. This includes ability to draft advocacy materials that distill complex issues for policy makers.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills - demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams, build/develop/execute through cross-functional teams consisting of a strong portfolio of skills and expertise, and timelines simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to focus on top organizational priorities, and rapidly respond to inquiries and requests from colleagues.
    • Knowledge of government policies that impact the pharmaceutical industry, as well as knowledge of how state governments make decisions and what types of input can help shape those decisions.
    • Strong understanding of how the Medicaid program works, including Medicaid drug rebate calculation.
    • Experience with state regulation of commercial health plans.
    • Flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity, and an ability to work collaboratively in a fluid organizational environment.
    • Bachelor's degree in related field such as public affairs, health care policy, political science, public administration, public policy, economics or related field required. Advance degree preferred.
    • Be willing and able to travel domestically (25%).About the OrganizationGilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.How to ApplyFollowing extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

Keywords: National Conference of State Legislatures, Olympia , Director, State Reimbursement Policy, Government Affairs & Policy, Gilead Sciences Inc., Washin[...], Executive , Olympia, Washington

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