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Associate Director State Government Affairs, Western US

Company: CSL Behring
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLocation: Western, US, Sacramento, CA preferred. The Associate Director of State Government Affairs, Western US is the key point of contact for government officials and stakeholders on state legislative and government policy matters that affect CSL Behring in the 13-state Western region. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to prioritize state activity and a demonstrated understanding of how government actions affect our patients and company operations. The Associate Director represents the company and its facilities in the Western region regarding public policy concerns and is responsible for state legislative and state regulatory policy interactions.-- Collaboration with internal departments---such --as market access, government reporting, reimbursement, corporate accounts, marketing, sales, and our CSL Plasma business unit---will be essential, and the Associate Director will be responsible for leading team efforts to assess and address policy issues impacting access to care and business operations in the assigned region. The Associate Director will serve as the company liaison on policy matters with state patient advocacy organizations, trade associations, state medical societies and other groups with complementary policy goals.

  • Represent CSL Behring and serve as key point of contact for public officials in the assigned region, developing and maintaining relationships with members of state legislatures, committee staff, administration and regulatory officials, to advocate on issues affecting CSL Behring.-- Represent CSL Behring before various state legislative committees, agencies, etc. with regard to CSLB priorities.--
  • Provide legislative strategy and regulatory analysis in addition to political analysis and strategy. Draft legislation, provide technical corrections, and develop support for priorities. Must be able to provide clear, relevant and succinct analysis and guidance to CSLB leadership and cross-functional teams.
  • Support the growth of the CSL Plasma subsidiary by identifying and developing public official champions for plasma donation, and advancing strong public policy that supports plasma donation.-- Assess and address legislative and state regulatory issues affecting the CSL Plasma network.
  • Support CSL---s product portfolio by creating and implementing action plans to advance state legislative and regulatory initiatives that allow for access to CSLB therapies. Specifically, advocate for Medicaid policies to ensure patient access to CSL Behring therapies. Collaboration with internal teams is essential, including market access, corporate accounts, reimbursement, contracting and others. Ability to lead cross-functional discussions, develop and implement action plans, build grass roots support, and communicate status updates and results to diverse stakeholders.
  • Develop and execute relationship strategies for allies and patient advocacy organizations to advance advocacy initiatives. Build and maintain grassroots coalitions, serving as key point of contact for policy and advocacy. Coordinate with other CSLB departments with responsibilities related to patient group outreach, and work with Government Affairs team on positioning CSL Behring---s state advocacy efforts, determining strategies and tactics in assigned states that support CSL Behring---s commitment to state advocacy.
  • Prepare written summaries of legislation, government action, and analysis of issues for a range of audiences, including corporate leadership, patient advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders. Develop concise and insightful presentations for patient advocacy organizations and contribute articles as needed to corporate publications and communication channels. Ability to express major points in writing while translating complex topics into lay language is essential.
  • Represent CSL Behring and participate in state affairs committees for trade associations where CSL Behring has membership (PPTA, BIO, state Biotech Associations, Chambers, etc.)
  • Work and contribute as a team player by sharing best practices, communicating relevant insights on issues and intelligence, leading special projects, and coordinating with team members to ensure CSL Behring State Government Affairs coverage of key meetings, events, and activities. Qualifications:EducationBachelor---s degree; J.D. or other relevant advanced degree preferred in public policy, government, political science or related field. Experience:Bachelor---s degree; J.D. or other relevant advanced degree preferred in public policy, government, political science or related field.8+ years' government affairs experience, with demonstrated knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process.-- Previous experience in government affairs or state government is necessary, with state legislative experience desirable.-- Previous advocacy experience with pharmaceutical/biotech, trade associations or patient advocacy organizations is also highly desirable.Strong project management experience with cross functional teamsSuperior relationship building skills#LI-JG1 About UsWith operations in 35+ nations and -27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL---s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Keywords: CSL Behring, Philadelphia , Associate Director State Government Affairs, Western US, Government & Protective Services , King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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