Head, US Issue Advocacy

Job Description

769 million! That is how many lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020. The Novartis North America Public Affairs (NAPA) team is seeking a Head, US Issue Advocacy to join their team in Washington DC to develop and lead public affairs issue advocacy campaigns that advance the goals of the US business. Serve as NAPA lead on product launches and create and implement public affairs strategies and tactical plans that advance NVS franchise objectives. Manage relationships with external advocacy organizations that are active in health policy debates, ensuring a one NVS approach to policy alignment and advocacy.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• Lead the development and execution of NA Public Affairs campaigns that advance the goals of the US business. Interact with franchise leads to identify risks and opportunities to busi-ness success and work with NAPA functions and other internal partners to develop and exe-cute campaigns that shape a favorable operating environment and support business goals.
• Serve as US lead to GPA Global Portfolio Public Affairs, collaborating with the function, in-forming global strategy development, and sharing US approach and best practices.
• Lead US Public Affairs launch readiness support, developing PA strategies, in consultation with NAPA functional areas, to support key US product launches.
• Lead Alliance Development function, serving as main point of contact for patient advocacy and other third-party organizations involved in driving state and federal policy agendas. Co-ordinate engagement with colleagues in Communications and Patient Engagement and the commercial teams to ensure an aligned, One NVS approach and position.
• Coordinate and manage NAPA cross functional initiatives - across Federal Government Af-fairs, State Government Affairs and Public Policy - that achieve NAPA priority goals. Establish operating frameworks, metrics, coordinate with internal partners, and drive initiatives to completion.
• Represent NVS on the Alliance committees of trade associations including PhRMA and BIO, advancing NVS priorities at trades and shaping their alliance agendas.
• Serve on the Novartis NA Public Affairs Leadership Team (NALT).

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.