Exciting opportunity for an expert in biomedical and science policy to engage in science advocacy to optimize the R&D and business environment for innovative therapies and new technologies in drug development. As the development of breakthrough therapies for high unmet need accelerates, there is a need to ensure that policy makers understand the value of innovation to patients, society, health systems and national economies. This position will work to ensure that Pfizer’s global science advocacy platforms and policy positions address dismantling barriers and optimizing environments for novel technologies addressing high unmet need.
This position reports to the VP, Science Policy and Advocacy of Pfizer’s Global Policy and International Public Affairs group within Corporate Affairs. The group is responsible for public policy strategies that optimize and protect the R & D environment and the inline portfolio, for developing global policy platforms addressing white space policy opportunities in the ecosystem, and for mapping the future science policy landscape. The candidate must have strong life sciences background, excellence in policy platform development, policy analysis, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with R&D, Communications, Public Affairs, Government Relations, Medical Affairs, Commercial Teams and external stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
As a key member of Science Policy and Advocacy team, the Director in this position will:
1. Develop global science advocacy and global policy strategies and platforms to ensure an optimal policy and stakeholder environment for the development of and access to new biomedical technologies.
2. Lead senior leader engagement and Pfizer representation with World Economic Forum Precision Medicine Initiative, working across R&D, Clinical Development, Patient Health and Impact, Corporate Affairs and the business units to ensure alignment around policy initiatives.
3. Collaborate with Public Affairs, Medical, Worldwide Research and Development, Regulatory Policy, Global Policy and Business Units to shape key market policy frameworks in support of research and development of precision medicine, gene therapy, rare disease and patient-centered approaches to drug development.
4. Evaluate impact of key global policy platforms and course correct as needed, including the global vaccine policy platform.
5. Lead efforts to protect incentives for the development of orphan drugs and precision medicines so that they are sustained or implemented by national governments, in collaboration with internal regulatory, legal, government relations, public affairs, business unit and external consultancies.
6. Advance Pfizer’s science reputation with policy makers by generating policy tools such as peer reviewed publications, whitepapers and campaign materials on policy and Pfizer’s role in the discovery, development and delivery of new medical technologies in strong collaboration with R&D Communications, Science Advocacy and Public Affairs.
7. Prepare senior management for policy maker discussions and public presentations on the value of orphan drugs and precision medicines and incentives that stimulate their development in strong collaboration with internal divisions.
8. Co-lead the cross divisional and matrixed Global Rare Disease Policy team, to ensure policy alignment with Rare Disease Strategic Plan, provide rapid response to emerging regulatory and legislative issues, and ensure proactive rare disease policy development
9. Represent Pfizer on the relevant trade association working groups, providing Pfizer’s perspective and input on issues of importance to the company and comments on regulatory issues. Provide input and support to trade association teams on science policy topics.
10. Represent Pfizer on key stakeholder policy committees for precision medicine and rare disease.
11. Analyze, author and deliver policy recommendations for key late stage and in-line compounds in key therapeutic areas, as part of a team that develops these recommendations.
12. Contribute as a member of the Value of Medicine (VoM) Team through authorship of VoM papers and input into the dissemination and stakeholder relations plans.
13. On an annual basis, revise and author annual Pfizer policy papers
14. As part of the annual strategic plan, evaluate the biomedical policy environment and recommend policy initiatives for the company.
15. Provide input and author senior leader presentations in areas of subject matter expertise.
Doctoral Degree preferred in biomedical field, law or public policy. 15 years experience in biopharmaceutical science policy issues or related field. Excellence in policy analysis, public affairs strategies, writing and oral communications skills. Collaborative and functions well in a fast paced environment
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A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.
All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ab...ility to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.