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Pfizer Senior Manager, Federal Policy in Washington, DC, District Of Columbia

ROLE SUMMARY

The U.S. Federal Policy Team is responsible for developing, shaping, and advancing public policies to support patients' access to innovative medicines in the U.S. and other Pfizer business objectives. This Senior Manager role focuses on U.S. Federal policy, including issues such as affordability and access, drug pricing, coverage and reimbursement, and payment and delivery system reforms as they impact government healthcare programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid). Responsibilities include tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory developments, translating these issues to key internal audiences, shaping Pfizer policy positions and strategies, and developing presentations and effective advocacy materials. The role will work closely with key internal partners including Federal Government Relations, Public Affairs, Payer and Channel Access, Market Access and Analytics, and product business units, as well as externally with other relevant industry organizations, think-tanks, and policy organizations to support policy development and shaping.

Reports to Senior Director/Team Lead for Federal Policy.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute specific policy and advocacy strategies to advance prioritized regulatory and legislative objectives, including cross-portfolio preferred policies of general impact to the company as well as targeted strategies designed to advance specific commercial interests

  • Develop and/or coordinate company response to HHS, CMS, or other relevant agency regulatory or sub-regulatory actions

  • Develop policy advocacy materials (issue assessments, key messages, leave-behinds, infographics) regarding key policy issues to support government affairs, advocacy, and communication outreach on federal issues

  • Provide support to Federal government relations and Public Affairs as needed on emerging issues, including the review of proposed legislation/regulations, development of amendments and alternative approaches, and preparation of advocacy materials to advance Pfizer positioning

  • Work closely with federal government relations teams, public affairs teams, and key business teams to implement strategies

  • Utilize quantitative assessment of policy to guide decisions and inform Pfizer of financial implications of changes in healthcare policy

  • Monitor, understand and communicate internally about the commercial significance of all major regulatory and legislative developments related to assigned policy issues

  • Identify and develop data and evidence to support company positions, working in collaboration with colleagues within policy and related functions; commission and oversee internal and external research projects and policy analyses

  • Represent Pfizer at trade organizations and associations by serving on committees and working groups to advance Pfizer policy positions

  • Assist in the preparation of senior executive briefing materials

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in public health, public policy, law, or related field strongly preferred

  • Experience in U.S. government healthcare programs

  • Experience in policy analysis, research, and development

  • Experience in implementing strategic and tactical plans

  • Minimum of 7+ years working on federal healthcare policy and advocacy in government or relevant private sector experience

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in interpreting and distilling complex information

  • Ability to be collaborative and maintain good working relationships, internally and externally

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and/or experience with CMS-specific drug coverage and payment systems.

  • Experience in health-related federal administrative agency or on Congressional legislative committee staff.

  • Experience working in or with academic experts, think-tanks, and strategic consulting firm(s)

  • Ability to understand and guide financial analysis.

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.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Some travel required (post-pandemic)

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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