Director of Public Policy

Mallinckrodt - Washington, NJ3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $160,000 a year
The Director of Public Policy, reporting to the Senior Director of Public Policy, is a critical part of Mallinckrodt’s growing public policy capability and is responsible for supporting the company’s corporate and business-related public policy goals, including strategies for commercialized and pipeline products. With a focus on reimbursement and patient access issues, the Director is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and understanding policy risks and opportunities and effectively conveying those issues, and corresponding policy strategies, to company leaders and colleagues. The Director will help to support the Senior Director of Public Policy in preparing and briefing Mallinckrodt executives and the Government Affairs team in advance of interactions with key national, state and local policy makers, as well as boards, working groups and committees at relevant policy organizations and trade associations such as BIO, NPC, HLC, and NAM, among others.

In close collaboration with the government affairs team, the Director will be responsible for helping to develop and maintain strong relationships with national, state and local policymakers and trade association staff to foster a positive environment for the company’s corporate and business activities and promote patient access to pharmaceutical products. The Director is responsible for helping to ensure that activities at the national, state and local level are well-coordinated within the company and meet all ethical rules and guidelines, including the high-standards maintained by the company.

Provide timely and sound public policy analysis and guidance to support the Senior Director of Public Policy and other government affairs leaders with a strong emphasis on pharmaceutical coverage, access and reimbursement.
Timely and effectively analyze and prepare summarie s of key policy developments impacting Medicare, Medicaid and 340B, with an eye toward assessing the potential impact on MNK products and operations. Communicate clearly the impact of such policy developments on the company and its business goals and strategies.
Partner with the c o mpany’s market access, co m m ercia l , scie n ce a n d re g u l a tory , compliance, HEOR, an d le g al te a ms , amo n g othe r ke y inter n a l c u stom e rs, to understa n d and adv i se on the com p any’s k e y busin e s s strategi e s and support a lignment on the co mp any policy goals.
Monito r, analyze a n d i n for m comp a ny leadersh i p an d other inter n a l c u stom e r s , i n a timel y manner , o f key national, sta t e and local policy d evelop m en t s relating to coverage, access or reimbursement .
Assist with devel o ping str o ng and eth i c a l relatio n shi p s with national, s t ate a n d local po l icymakers, policy/tra d e a s soc i atio n s, an d othe r stakehol d e r s, and i n alignment wit h co m municatio n s colleagues, clearl y an d e f fectivel y co m municat e th e com p any’ s g oal s t o th o se co n s titue n ci e s.
In close coordination with Market Access, monitor and analyze Medicaid state waivers and state Medicaid developments to formulate strategies to support patient access to MNK products and undertake special policy or government affairs oriented projects that may include non-US markets or corporate issues.
Undertake other policy-oriented or public affairs activities as determined by the Government Affairs leadership.

Bachelor’s degree required in political science, economics, public administration, or related policy, health or public affairs discipline.
Graduate, law or medical degree strongly preferred.

Minimum 5 or more years of policy experience, with an emphasis on health care reimbursement and/or pharmaceutical public policy.
Demonstrated experience in coverage, access and reimbursement issues. Experience at a federal or state healthcare agency, such as CMS or state Medicaid, or Congress a significant advantage.
Demonstrated success at helping to shape the public policy environment to support specific patient access goals and values.

Core Skills/ Competencies:
Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical coverage, access, and reimbursement issues.
Excellen t writing , pr e s entat i o n an d p ubl i c spe a ki n g ski l ls.
Ca p a cit y t o thin k s t rateg i ca l l y an d differ e ntiat e long-t e rm goa l s wit h s h ort-t e r m tactics.
Abilit y t o wor k i n a team-oriente d environment requir i ng interpersona l skil l an d re l a tionshi p deve l opment.
Capa c it y t o ta ke a leader s h i p rol e i n tea m proje c t s and exhibi t individua l initiative.
Ability to think independently and creatively with a high-level of motivation and self-initiation.
Stron g organ i zatio n a l skill s wit h attentio n t o detai l a n d comp l e tio n -oriente d min d set.
Abilit y t o manag e multipl e proj e c t s i n a f a st- p aced , d e adlin e - drive n env i r o n ment.

Industry-Specific Skills:
Experience with pharmaceutical or life sciences is required.
Experience with pharmaceutical and healthcare associations, such as PhRMA, BIO, state-level organizations, etc. is strongly preferred.
Experience with policy and business organizations at the state level (NAIC, NAMD) helpful.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Public Policy, who reports to the Vice President of Government Affairs, Policy and Patient Advocacy, and works closely with the entire government affairs, policy and advocacy team, as well as the broader Public Affairs team. Additionally, the Director will interact regularly with external policy and government affairs advisors and consultants.

The Director collaborates closely with key stakeholders across the company, such as commercial, market access, HEOR, science and technology, legal, and investor relations. This position has no direct reports.

As a specialty pharmaceutical company, Mallinckrodt operates in a global, highly-regulated industry. The company’s success and the ability of patients to access its products can be significantly impacted by the capabilities and accomplishments of the Government Affairs function. Accordingly, this position plays a critical role in the overall success of the company and will be significantly involved all aspects of its operation.

Normal office conditions. Some travel required (15% to 20%).