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Associate Director

Washington D.C.
Expiration Date: March 20, 2018

The Associate Director will be responsible for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient advocacy and alliance development activities in the U.S. The role will focus on the creation and execution of an integrated advocacy strategy that is mutually beneficial to Biogen and the Multiple Sclerosis community. This work includes identifying key stakeholders and influencers, developing a strategy that is informed by the advocacy community and aligns with Biogen’s business needs.

 

Job Category

 

Corporate Affairs

 

Requisition Number

 

32904BR

 

Job Description

 

The Associate Director will be responsible for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient advocacy and alliance development activities in the U.S. The role will focus on the creation and execution of an integrated advocacy strategy that is mutually beneficial to Biogen and the Multiple Sclerosis community. This work includes identifying key stakeholders and influencers, developing a strategy that is informed by the advocacy community and aligns with Biogen’s business needs. This role positions Biogen as a thought leader within the M.S. advocacy community through active engagement and collaboration that leads to substantive partnerships.

 

This position reports to the Senior Director, Global Patient Advocacy and is based in Biogen’s Washington D.C. office. Domestic travel required, up to 30% of the time.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

Scope/Accountability: Works collaboratively with Government Affairs, Public Policy, Market Access, Medical Affairs, U.S. Commercial team and Global M.S. advocacy counterpart.

 

Impact/Influence/Liaison: As a critical member of the Global Patient Advocacy team, the Associate Director will serve as the Biogen advocacy representative with patient advocacy organizations and other related stakeholders to identify, develop and implement strategic partnerships and collaborations that create the optimal environment for people living with MS to have access to the care and treatment. Build and establish relationships with organizations that share Biogen’s areas of interest and align with Biogen’s objectives.

 

Decision Making, Discretion and Latitude: The Associate Director will serve as the internal conduit for Biogen to understand the complexities and priorities of the M.S. advocacy community, as well as the importance and value of working with the advocacy community to inform Biogen’s work. Raise the company’s profile by working with key trade associations and coalitions around issues that impact not only people living with MS, but other chronic diseases.

 

Qualifications

 

  • 8+ years of Advocacy Experience with Biotech industry, trade association or government
  • Knowledge of drug development and the Biotech industry
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. patient access issues and U.S. healthcare system
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a matrix team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to work with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders on complex issues
  • Ability to solicit critical information, assess potential opportunities, persuade others and shape/influence outcomes
     

Education

 

  • Master’s Degree in public policy preferred.
Interest Area 
Advocacy/Outreach
Communication
Project Management
Position Type 
Full-Time
Minimum Degree Requirements 
Not Specified
Position Level 
Executive