Manager, Federal Government Relations

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Department: Federal Government Relations 

Reports to: Senior Director, Federal Government Relations 

Primary Purpose of the Position:  

This position will help manage BIO’s federal government relations lobbying and research efforts related to biopharmaceutical issues including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, the FDA drug approval process, and implementation of health care reform. 

 Responsibilities:

 • Monitoring, analyzing and summarizing legislation related to biopharmaceutical products.

• Researching emerging issues and coordinate with BIO policy staff to support BIO policy development.

• Drafting advocacy documents and legislative summaries for use with various internal and external audiences and stakeholders.

• Developing and maintaining relationships with key Members of Congress and Senators’ staff as well as with the government relations staff to other trade associations, allies and member companies.

• Lobby hill staff as required.

• Coordinating with government relations staff across other trade associations, member companies and other allies as required.

 Requirements:

 • Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide quick, simple analyses and explanations of technical policies to hill staff, allies and member companies.

• Experience writing in numerous formats including presentations and advocacy documents.

• Excellent research (i.e. literature and secondary research) and analytical skills.

• Demonstrated ability to identify and prioritize tasks, manage projects and meet deadlines with little supervision.

• Excellent computer, organization and conflict management skills required.

   Education and Experience Required: minimum B.A./B.S. Master’s preferred.

 • Bachelor’s degree required with a graduate degree in relevant field (e.g. MPA, MPH, MPP, MBA, JD) strongly preferred.  Individuals with hill experience and health policy backgrounds required.

•  Must have experience with biopharmaceutical issues, with 2-3 years strongly preferred.

•  Strong knowledge of the legislative process and Congress.  

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