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Job ID: 13052
Offsite Territory: Boston, MA
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Corp Affairs&Strategic Mkt Acc - 4111
Celgene Corporation is committed to delivering innovative therapies designed to improve the lives of patients worldwide. We are a global biopharmaceutical company with operations in more than 70 countries that is helping to turn incurable cancers into chronic, manageable conditions. We are seeking talented professionals as we continue to grow and advance our efforts in oncology, hematology and immune and inflammatory disease. If you would like to join a company where you can make a difference, please consider the Celgene family.
Required: Bachelor's Degree; minimum ten years in Government Relations (pharma industry preferred) or equivalent lobbying experience. Ability to travel as required (50%-70%).
The State Government Relations Director position is a field based position. This position will cover the Northeast Region, which includes: NJ, NY, MA, PA, WV, ME, NH, CT, VT, RI and DC. (THE INCUMBENT MAY RESIDE IN ANY OF THESE STATES.)
- Directing activities with state legislators, regulators and health agency personnel in a multi-state geographic area of the US to ensure patients' needed access to therapies, optimize Celgene's business environment and earnings potential, and secure reimbursement for Celgene products,
- Analyzing and monitoring proposed state legislation and/or regulations in his/her multi-state territory that would impact Celgene's business interests
- Communicating directly with company stakeholders on state government affairs and legislative issues relating to Celgene's business interests.
- Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with elected state officials, legislators, regulators and state agency officials.
- Recommending and developing prudent courses of action based on his/her complete analysis of legislative proposals that are of major consequence to Celgene and, as appropriate, execute direct lobbying activities with legislators and health agency staff.
- Securing and protecting access for Celgene products via State Medicaid.
- Being an active member and representing Celgene on relevant regional/state legislative and other trade association task forces that are organized under the auspices of PhRMA and BIO and maintaining strong working relationships with these trade association partners.
- Promoting Celgene as a leading biopharmaceutical company specializing in oncology products that can be a first-tier resource with elected public officials, patient advocacy groups, medical and business organizations that have major influence in the development of prudent healthcare policy.
- Ability to travel as required (50%-70%).
Experience & Knowledge
- Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree or other post-graduate degree preferred)
- Minimum ten years in Government Relations (pharmaceutical industry preferred) or equivalent lobbying experience
- Understanding of states' political environment
- Understanding of government payers, particularly Medicaid
- Ability to assess situations and recommend plans of action positively impacting our patients and Celgene stakeholders
- Knowledge of the impact of the newly-enacted health care reform law on state governments
- Understanding of role and impact of local and national trade associations
- Strong relationship-building skills
- Proven political skills and aptitude
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong financial acumen
- Strong written and oral communications
- Excellent organizational skills
- Effective negotiation skills
Celgene 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.
Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.
Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek. In no case should Celgene support of a potential employee's temporary visa application be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the employee and Celgene.